Career Colleges and Vocational Schools in Illinois


Trade Schools in Illinois

While manufacturing and retail buttress the Illinois economy, you will find many other avenues through which to enjoy a welcoming job market. More than 1,800 telecommunications establishments, for instance, collectively employ approximately 58,700 Illinois workers. The state supports some of the nation's best hospitals and medical centers, providing exceptional opportunities in the health care industry.

The Illinois Department of Labor Market Statistics reports these and other occupations with particularly high projections for job growth for the years between 2008 and 2018, including network systems analysts at 45 percent; engineering technicians at up to 20 percent, depending on specialty; and paralegals with a 24.9 percent increase. Trade schools in Illinois can provide you with the training and skills to compete for any of these various roles.

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In addition to a diversity of job opportunities, Illinois offers the excitement of urban life with the ease usually associated with smaller towns. A population of almost 13 million people resides mostly in the five major urban centers, including Chicago.

Despite the first-class cultural opportunities and renowned nightlife of Chicago, the city offers a moderate cost of living and affordable housing, ranked in the middle for these measures when compared with other major metropolitan areas. In addition to the reasonable cost of living, the median income for the state in 2009 was well above the national average at $66,806. Attending trade schools in Illinois can increase your employability so you can better enjoy all that the Land of Lincoln has to offer.



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            Alvareitas College of Cosmetology
            Edwardsville, Illinois www.alvareita.com
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            Godfrey, Illinois www.alvareita.com
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            Chicago, Illinois www.coynecollege.edu
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            Itasca, Illinois www.eticampus.com
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            Quincy, Illinois www.gemcitycollege.com
            Illinois Careerpath Institute
            Chicago, Illinois www.illinoiscareerpath.org
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            Lombard, Illinois www.beonair.com
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            Chicago, Illinois www.lexingtoncollege.edu
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            Lincoln, Illinois www.midwesttech.edu
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