Career Colleges and Vocational Schools in Pennsylvania

Trade Schools in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania's diverse economy supports a wide range of professionals. Yet, most of the faster-growing careers in the Keystone State reward graduates of trade schools in Pennsylvania.

With targeted training from trade schools in Pennsylvania, workers in industries such as food service, personal care, building maintenance or construction can qualify for more specialized roles that pay higher wages per hour. Office and administrative support professionals can also use computer training and productivity courses for career advancement. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that 5,572,660 workers in all occupations in the state earned an annual mean wage of $42,040, or an hourly mean wage of $20.21, in 2009.

Trade schools in Pennsylvania drive consistent growth

Pennsylvania's two largest cities, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, have both evolved beyond their industrial roots into economies that require the support of professionals from divergent fields. Rural areas of the state still support major industrial and agricultural companies, but increasingly rely on workers with targeted vocational training. Growing demand for business and professional services has created new jobs for workers who complete computer training programs. Manufacturing, construction and health services careers remain strong throughout the state, especially for workers willing to stay abreast of the latest technology. Trade schools in Pennsylvania now offer a variety of flexible programs designed to stand alone or to supplement degrees earned at campus-based institutions.

The Department of Labor estimates that several of the fastest-growing occupations in the state between 2008 and 2018 will require postsecondary education such as trade school training; these careers include skin care specialists, veterinary technologists and technicians, and health care-related fields such as pharmacy technicians, physical therapist assistants, and radiation therapists.

See also: Universities and Colleges in Pennsylvania

Other Career Colleges & Vocational Schools in Pennsylvania

Bidwell Training Center Inc
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania www.bidwell-training.org
Butler Beauty School
Butler, Pennsylvania
Clarion County Career Center, Practical Nursing Program
Shippenville, Pennsylvania www.ccccntr.org
Dean Institute of Technology
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania www.deantech.edu
Empire Beauty School
Hanover, Pennsylvania www.empire.edu
Empire Beauty School
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania www.empire.edu
Empire Beauty School
Lancaster, Pennsylvania www.empire.edu
Empire Beauty School
Lebanon, Pennsylvania www.empire.edu
Empire Beauty School
Monroeville, Pennsylvania www.empire.edu
Empire Beauty School
Wyoming Valley, Pennsylvania www.empire.edu
Empire Beauty School
Pottstown, Pennsylvania www.empire.edu
Empire Beauty School
Pottsville, Pennsylvania www.empire.edu
Empire Beauty School
Reading, Pennsylvania www.empire.edu
Empire Beauty School
Shamokin Dam, Pennsylvania www.empire.edu
Empire Beauty School
State College, Pennsylvania www.empire.edu
Empire Beauty School
Warminster, Pennsylvania www.empire.edu
Empire Beauty School
Exton, Pennsylvania www.empire.edu
Empire Beauty School
West Mifflin, Pennsylvania www.empire.edu
Empire Beauty School
Williamsport, Virginia www.empire.edu
Empire Beauty School
York, Pennsylvania www.empire.edu
Jean Madeline Aveda Institute
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania www.jeanmadeline.com
New Castle School of Trades
Pulaski, New Castle PA. Automotive courses, construction, electrician, heating / refrigeration, trucking, welding and machine trades www.ncstrades.com
Oakbridge Academy of Arts
Lower Burrell (New Kensington), Pennsylvania www.oaa.edu
Ohio Valley Hospital School of Nursing
McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania www.ohiovalleyhospital.org
Pace Institute
Reading, Pennsylvania www.paceinstitute.com/
Pennsylvania Gunsmith School
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania www.pagunsmith.edu
Prism Career Institute
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania www.prismcareerinstitute.com
Punxy Beauty School
Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania
Rosedale Technical Institute
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania www.rosedaletech.org
Villanova University
Villanova, Pennsylvania www.villanova.edu
Pennsylvania Institute of Health and Technology
Mount Braddock (Uniontown), Pennsylvania. Nursing, medical assistant, medical office administration. www.piht.edu
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Yorktowne Business Institute
York, Pennsylvania www.ybi.edu
Transport Tech
Bessemer, Brookville, Butler, Erie PA. Transportation and truck driving school. www.gotransporttech.com