Trade Schools in North Dakota
If you're seeking training at trade schools in North Dakota, you'll find this Midwestern state has much to offer. The economy is based largely on agriculture, energy and food processing, so the vast majority of jobs are found in farming, food packaging and petroleum processing. The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that in 2009 the state employed 80 petroleum engineers; 600 derrick oil and gas operators; 160 petroleum pump system operators, refinery operators and gaugers; and 460 civil engineering technicians.
Other vocational trades with high employment in North Dakota include health care support workers (12,560), electricians (1,970), carpenters (2,390), and automotive service technicians and mechanics (1,910)--substantial numbers in a state with a population of 646,844, according to 2009 figures from the U.S. Census Bureau. As of January 2011, the BLS reports that North Dakota has the lowest unemployment rate of any U.S. state, only 3.8 percent.
Start your career at trade schools in North Dakota
If your goal is to work in the professional trades, you'll discover ample opportunities in the Peace Garden State. Trade schools in North Dakota offer a range of courses for careers in health care, electronics, engineering, car repair, construction and more.
The majority of trade schools in North Dakota--and most of the jobs--are located in the capital, Bismarck, or such major cities as Fargo, Grand Forks and Dickinson. The BLS estimates the state's mean annual income at $36,010, and those in the skilled trades can earn well above this: In 2009, for example, dental hygienists earned a mean salary of $58,370, brick masons $48,880 and electricians $45,540.