Career Colleges and Vocational Schools in Minnesota

Trade Schools in Minnesota

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Farming, commerce and tourism are major industries in Minnesota, and training programs for a range of support careers related to these top industries can be found at trade schools in Minnesota. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) notes wages for popular vocational jobs in the state in 2009:

  • Electrical and electronic engineering technicians: $54,900
  • Civil engineering technicians: $53,530
  • General maintenance and repair workers: $39,090
  • Bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists: $42,730
  • Automotive service technicians and mechanics: $38,610

Training for these skills is often a requirement among hiring managers in their respective fields. While no training program can guarantee a career, trade schools in Minnesota can get you started with the targeted education you need.

Wage and Cost-of-Living Prospects for Graduates of Trade Schools in Minnesota

Minnesota was home to over 5.3 million residents in 2010, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. The state's 2.6 million employed workers earned mean annual wages of $44,940 in 2009, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports. ACCRA notes that the cost of living in Minnesota was about on par with the national average in 2010, with the cost of living index only 2.2 points higher than the nationwide mean.

See also: Universities and Colleges in Minnesota

Other Career Colleges & Vocational Schools in Minnesota

American Indian Opportunities Industrialization Center
Minneapolis, Minnesota www.aioic.org
Aveda Institute
Minneapolis, Minnesota www.avedainstitutemn.com
Cosmetology Careers Unlimited-Duluth
Duluth, Minnesota www.coscareers.com
Cosmetology Careers Unlimited-Hibbing
Hibbing, Minnesota www.coscareers.com
East Metro Opportunities Industrialization Center
St. Paul, Minnesota www.eastmetrooic.org
Globe University / Minnesota School of Business
Woodbury, Minneapolis, St. Paul, Blaine, Brooklyn Center, Plymouth, Richfield, Rochester, Shakopee, St. Cloud, Minnesota www.globeuniversity.edu
Hennepin Technical College
Brooklyn Park, Eden Prairie, Minnesota www.hennepintech.edu
Ingenue Beauty School
Moorhead, Minnesota
Minneapolis Business College
Minneapolis, Minnesota. Accounting, administrative assistant, computers, graphic design, legal administrative, medical assisting, travel / hospitality. www.minneapolisbusinesscollege.edu
Minnesota School of Business
Minneapolis, MN www.msbcollege.edu
Minnesota School of Business
Minneapolis, MN www.msbcollege.edu
Minnesota School of Business - Brooklyn Center
Minneapolis, MN www.msbcollege.edu
Minnesota School of Cosmetology
St. Paul, Minnesota www.msccollege.edu
Model College of Hair Design
St. Cloud, Minnesota www.modelcollegeofhairdesign.com
Regency Beauty Institute
Minneapolis, Minnesota www.regencybeauty.com
Regency Beauty Institute
Burnsville, Minnesota www.regencybeauty.com
Regency Beauty Institute
Waconia, Minnesota www.regencybeauty.com
Regency Beauty Institute
St. Paul, Minnesota www.regencybeauty.com
Spa-A School
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Summit Academy Opportunities Industrialization Center
Minneapolis, Minnesota www.saoic.org
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