Career Colleges and Vocational Schools in Florida

 

Trade Schools in Florida

Florida is a great place to live for those interested in working in health care services, leisure and hospitality, trade services, and transportation careers. The State of Florida Agency for Workforce Innovation reports that these are the fastest-growing industries in the state. Attending trade schools in Florida can teach you the necessary skills to succeed in one of these growing fields.

Florida has continued its trend of adding jobs in each of the past six years, and from 2009 to 2010 the state added more than 43,000 jobs, increasing the total jobs to 7,193,900. Private education and health services topped the list, adding an estimated 34,500 jobs, while the leisure and hospitality industries came in with 33,900 new jobs in 2010.

Reasons to attend trade schools in Florida

Florida offers students a chance to study in a warm, tropical climate where opportunities abound. Attending trade schools in Florida to learn the skills needed for careers in the health care, tourism or transportation industries can offer a lucrative future:

  • Dental assistants: $33,840
  • Respiratory therapists: $49,960
  • Occupational therapists: $73,090
  • Travel guides: $34,800
  • Truck drivers: $36,340

These salaries are the mean annual wages as reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics in May 2009. Other considerations: The Bureau of Economic Analysis shows that Florida's per capita income in 2009 was $37,780, and the U.S. Census Bureau estimates that the state's population for 2009 was 18,537,969. Trade schools in Florida can help you succeed in the Sunshine State.

See also: Universities and Colleges in Florida

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  • Has specialized in career training since 1982.
  • Offers beginning to advanced training in computer repair, medical assisting, cosmetology, nursing, and more.
  • Continually maintains programs according to industry needs by working closely with industry experts and  employers.
  • Provides well-equipped training facilities to give students the advantage of "hands-on" training.
  • Instructors attend seminars and workshops to keep current with new technology and topics.
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  • Has specialized in career training since 1982.
  • Offers beginning to advanced training in computer repair, medical assisting, cosmetology, nursing, and more.
  • Continually maintains programs according to industry needs by working closely with industry experts and  employers.
  • Provides well-equipped training facilities to give students the advantage of "hands-on" training.
  • Instructors attend seminars and workshops to keep current with new technology and topics.
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  • Good for Working Adults
  • Accredited
  • Flexible Scheduling
  • Financial Aid
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  • 24/7 myCampusLink system lets students access their records, e-mail, communicate with faculty, and more.
  • Their mission is to serve the needs of the local community and graduates by matching opportunities to skills.
  • Designated a 2014 MIlitary Friendly School by Victory Media.
  • Offers career education in nursing, dental, business, information technology, and more.  
  • 44 campus locations across 15 states, with online options as well.
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  • 24/7 myCampusLink system lets students access their records, e-mail, communicate with faculty, and more.
  • Their mission is to serve the needs of the local community and graduates by matching opportunities to skills.
  • Designated a 2014 MIlitary Friendly School by Victory Media.
  • Offers career education in nursing, dental, business, information technology, and more.  
  • 44 campus locations across 15 states, with online options as well.
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  • Financial Aid
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  • There are 100 campuses in the Everest Career Education Network, many of which are on or near public transportation routes.
  • Trained Student Finance Planners are available to assist students searching for financial aid.
  • Classes are built around small teams, so students get personal, one-on-one skills training.
  • Day, evening, and weekend  classes are available, depending on location.
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  • There are 100 campuses in the Everest Career Education Network, many of which are on or near public transportation routes.
  • Trained Student Finance Planners are available to assist students searching for financial aid.
  • Classes are built around small teams, so students get personal, one-on-one skills training.
  • Day, evening, and weekend  classes are available, depending on location.
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  • Good for Working Adults
  • Accredited
  • Flexible Scheduling
  • Financial Aid
  • Transferable Credits
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  • Provides students the opportunity to train at home in their spare time to get their high school diploma, train for a new career, or enhance current skills.
  • Member of the United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA), the Canadian Network for Innovation in Education (CNIE), and the International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE).
  • Features a fully flexible schedule with no classes to attend, leaving the study pace up to the student.
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  • Provides students the opportunity to train at home in their spare time to get their high school diploma, train for a new career, or enhance current skills.
  • Member of the United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA), the Canadian Network for Innovation in Education (CNIE), and the International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE).
  • Features a fully flexible schedule with no classes to attend, leaving the study pace up to the student.
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  • Part of the Lincoln Group of Schools.
  • Lincoln Group of Schools made over $12 million available through scholarships to qualified students in 2014.
  • Lincoln Group of Schools were designated a Military Friendly School for the 6th year in a row by Victory Media.
  • Campuses are accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) and Accrediting Commission of Career Schools (ACCSC).
  • 8 campuses across the United States.
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  • Part of the Lincoln Group of Schools.
  • Lincoln Group of Schools made over $12 million available through scholarships to qualified students in 2014.
  • Lincoln Group of Schools were designated a Military Friendly School for the 6th year in a row by Victory Media.
  • Campuses are accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) and Accrediting Commission of Career Schools (ACCSC).
  • 8 campuses across the United States.
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  • Good for Working Adults
  • Accredited
  • Flexible Scheduling
  • Financial Aid
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  • Its career-focused online and hybrid programs are designed to address the skills gap in America.
  • Founded in 1890 in Scranton, Pennsylvania    
  • Offers over 150 self-paced, career-relevant programs that are connected to a supportive 24/7 online community of students and faculty.
  • Profiled in many publications such as The Boston Globe, Fox Business, and  Inside Higher Ed.
  • Founding member of the National Home Study Council in 1926 (now DETC).
  • Nearly 25,000 graduates each year.
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  • Its career-focused online and hybrid programs are designed to address the skills gap in America.
  • Founded in 1890 in Scranton, Pennsylvania    
  • Offers over 150 self-paced, career-relevant programs that are connected to a supportive 24/7 online community of students and faculty.
  • Profiled in many publications such as The Boston Globe, Fox Business, and  Inside Higher Ed.
  • Founding member of the National Home Study Council in 1926 (now DETC).
  • Nearly 25,000 graduates each year.
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  • Online Programs
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  • A Better Business Bureau (BBB) Accredited Business since 1973, with an A+ rating.
  • Designated a 2015 Military Friendly School by Victory Media.
  • Offers free GED preparation classes.
  • Accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).
  • 2 campuses located in Tulsa, Oklahoma and Jacksonville, Florida.
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  • A Better Business Bureau (BBB) Accredited Business since 1973, with an A+ rating.
  • Designated a 2015 Military Friendly School by Victory Media.
  • Offers free GED preparation classes.
  • Accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).
  • 2 campuses located in Tulsa, Oklahoma and Jacksonville, Florida.
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  • Accredited
  • Financial Aid

Other Career Colleges & Vocational Schools in Florida

Concorde Career College
Jacksonville, Orlando, Hollywood, Tampa, Florida. Medical or dental assistant, insurance coding specialist, respiratory therapist, surgical technologist, vocational or practical nursing.
Florida Career College
Miami, Florida. Computer networking (MCSA), health insurance billing / coding, massage therapist, medical assistant, medical assistant, medical transcription, paralegal.
Florida Institute of Animal Arts
Winter Park, Florida
International Academy
Daytona Beach, Florida
Key College
Dania, Florida. Paralegal, court reporting, medical administration, medical transcription, computer aided drafting and design, computer information systems vocational training.
McFatter Technical Center
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Medvance Institute - Atlantis
Lake Worth, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Professional Golfers Career College
Winter Garden, Florida
Sheridan Technical Center
Hollywood, Florida
Universal Technical Institute
Orlando, Florida. Automotive, diesel, motorcycle and marine mechanics.
Virginia College - Pensacola
Pensacola, Florida
Westside Tech
Winter Garden, Florida