Trade Schools in Connecticut
When they consider the costs and time, many people in today's economy feel that returning to school to improve their job skills is impossible. Trade schools in Connecticut offer a viable solution: Learn a new career or improve your current one without the years that may be necessary for bachelor's or associate degree programs. The U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration lists several rapidly-growing vocations that require only education from vocational schools. Here are three fast-growing fields, with salaries and future projections:
- Skin care specialists: The May 2009 median annual salary in Connecticut was $29,700 with 26 percent projected growth for 2008 to 2018.
- Electrical and electronics repairers, powerhouse, substation, and relay: The May 2009 median annual salary in Connecticut was $71,000, compared to $62,300 nationwide. The 22 percent projected growth for 2008 to 2018 is higher than the national projected growth rate of 12 percent.
- Sound engineering technicians: The May 2009 median salary was $42,100 with 20 percent projected growth for 2008 to 2018, compared to the projected national growth rate of 6 percent.
Trade schools in Connecticut and the highest household income in the country
The median home price average from 2007 to 2009 in Connecticut was $295,800, as reported by the U.S. Census Bureau. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the Constitution State's median household income is the highest in the country at $64,900. The unemployment rate in Connecticut was at 9 percent for December 2010. The skills you learn in trade schools in Connecticut could help you be competitive in this state.