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Career Colleges and Vocational Schools in Missouri

Trade Schools in Missouri

There's plenty to enjoy in the Show-me State when you're not attending trade schools in Missouri. Sports fans cheer on the Rams, Chiefs, Cardinals, or Royals, while country music fans can take in the tunes at Branson music shows.

Vocational training is popular in Missouri. Top industries in the state include transportation equipment manufacturing (automobiles and auto parts), beer and beverages, and defense and aerospace technology. A number of trades correspond to these booming industries. Some mean annual wages in Missouri for careers in 2009, as reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), include: Electrical and electronic engineering technicians, $56,400; civil engineering technicians, $40,250; automotive service technicians and mechanics, $35,290; bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists, $39,610; and heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers, $41,600.

While no educational program can guarantee a particular salary or career, trade schools in Missouri do provide the education and skills that hiring managers in these fields typically prefer or require.

Living and Working in the State After Attending Trade Schools in Missouri

Your paycheck stretches further in Missouri. ACCRA reports that in 2010 Missouri had the 8th lowest cost of living in the U.S., with an index score over 8 points lower than the national average. The state had over 5.9 million residents in 2010, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Of that, over 2.6 million workers earned mean annual wages of $39,250 in 2009. Use an education at trade schools in Missouri to boost your earning potential in a field that interests you.

See also: Universities and Colleges in Missouri

Other Career Colleges & Vocational Schools in Missouri

Boonslick Technical Education Center
Boonville, Missouri www.btec.boonville.k12.mo.us/
Cape Girardeau Career and Technology Center
Cape Girardeau, MIssouri www.capectc.org
Concorde Career College
Kansas City, Missouri. Medical or dental assistant, insurance coding specialist, respiratory therapist, surgical technologist, vocational or practical nursing. www.concorde.edu
Eldon Career Center
Eldon, Missouri www.eldoncareercenter.org
Grabber School of Hair Design
Ballwin, Missouri www.grabberschool.com
Hickey College
St. Louis, Missouri. Accounting, administrative assistant, applied management, network management, computer programming, graphic design, legal administrative, paralegal, more. www.hickeycollege.edu
Kennett Career and Technology Center
Kennett, Missouri www.kennett.k12.mo.us/
Kirksville Area Technical Center
Kirksville, Missouri
Neosho Beauty College
Neosho, Missouri neoshobeautycollege.com
Northwest Technical School
Maryville, Missouri www.maryville.k12.mo.us
Saline County Career Center
Marshall, Missouri www.marshallschools.com/sccc/
Waynesville Technical Academy
Waynesville, Missouri waynesville.k12.mo.us/