Career Colleges and Vocational Schools in Minnesota


Trade Schools in Minnesota

There's plenty to enjoy about Minnesota. Many of the state's 10,000 lakes are just a day trip away, while sports fans are happy to cheer on the Timberwolves, Vikings or Twins. Yes, winters are cold -- residents just grab their snow shoes, skis or ice skates and head out to enjoy it.

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.

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            American Indian Opportunities Industrialization Center
            Minneapolis, Minnesota www.aioic.org
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            Minneapolis, Minnesota www.avedainstitutemn.com
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            Duluth, Minnesota www.coscareers.com
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            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
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            Brooklyn Park, Eden Prairie, Minnesota www.hennepintech.edu
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            Minneapolis, MN www.msbcollege.edu
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            Minneapolis, MN www.msbcollege.edu
            Minnesota School of Business - Brooklyn Center
            Minneapolis, MN www.msbcollege.edu
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            St. Paul, Minnesota www.msccollege.edu
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