Career Colleges and Vocational Schools in Tennessee


Trade Schools in Tennessee

Like many Southern states, Tennessee's economic foundation was built on agriculture. And although the economy has since diversified considerably, agriculture--specifically soybeans, cotton and cattle--remains a big player thanks to the large tracts of arable land that still cover the state. Twentieth-century developments brought variety to Tennessee's workforce, and, in addition to agriculture, today's leading industries include health care, legal services and tourism, due to the state's beautiful scenery and musical capitals of Nashville and Memphis. All this means good news for students considering trade schools in Tennessee. Whether you're interested in training to be a nurse, paralegal or hotel manager, Tennessee's vocational programs can prepare you for an economy that needs skilled workers of varied talents.

Material benefits of attending trade schools in Tennessee

The most recent estimates by the Bureau of Labor Statistics show that Tennessee's mean annual income for all occupations in 2009 was $37,360. Paralegals working in Tennessee earned a mean annual wage of $39,930, and Tennessee registered nurses made $59,520. Detailed salary information regarding other vocational occupations is available on the BLS website.

The USDA Economic Research Service estimated Tennessee's median household income at $41,715 in 2009. The state claimed a total population of 6,214,888 in 2009 as reported by the U.S. Census Bureau. If you count yourself among Tennessee's proud residents and would like to find a job that fits into the state's leading industries, give some thought to attending one of the trade schools in Tennessee.

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            Fountainhead College of Technology
            Knoxville, Tennessee www.fountainheadcollege.edu
            Genesis Career College
            Cookeville, Tennessee www.genesiscareer.com
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            Lebanon, Tennessee www.genesiscareer.com
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            Goodlettsville, Tennessee www.nossi.com
            Queen City College
            Clarksville, Tennessee www.queencitycollege.com
            Tennessee Technology Center at Whiteville
            Whiteville, Tennessee www.ttcwhiteville.edu