Career Colleges and Vocational Schools in D.C.


Trade Schools in Washington D.C.

Trade schools in DC can help you improve upon your vocation or learn a new one. One advantage of trade schools in DC is that they don't require the time in a classroom -- or the tuition payments -- of traditional four-year or two-year degrees.

Several vocational careers are on the rise in the District of Columbia. While the federal government and tourism are most important economically, here are some careers that require only vocational training, courtesy of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration:

  • Skin care specialists: As of May 2009, the median annual salary was $32,400, higher than the nationwide salary of $28,600, with 30 percent projected growth from 2008 to 2018.
  • Court Reporters: As of May 2009, the median annual salary was $48,800 with 27 percent projected growth from 2008 to 2018.
  • Fitness trainers and aerobics instructors: As of May 2009, the median annual salary was $38,700, higher than the national median salary of $30,700, with 25 percent projected growth between 2008 and 2018.

Economics in the D.C. area

A higher income based on the skills you learn in trade schools in DC could help you in the nation's capital. The U.S. Census Bureau shows that the median home price average from 2007 to 2009 was $440,500, the third highest behind Hawaii and California.

The capital's unemployment rate of 9.6 percent as of December 2010, per the Bureau of Labor Statistics, has shown a steady decrease from the figure of 10.3 percent in January 2010.

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