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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.

Vocational Trade

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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