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Phoenix Vocational Schools, Trade Schools and Technical Schools

Phoenix is Arizona's largest city and state capital, with an estimated 1,513,367 residents in the city proper and 4,009,412 in Maricopa County in 2013, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Within the Phoenix region, you can find a diverse collection of communities and cultures in areas like Scottsdale, Glendale, Tempe and North Mountain. And, although many industries are prevalent in the area, the major employers are high-tech manufacturing, tourism, and construction.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS.gov) reports that the Phoenix, Mesa, Glendale Metropolitan area had 1,781,210 residents in the workforce in May of 2013. Because of the bustling tourism industry, careers in hospitality, culinary arts and food service were on the rise that year. Other industries supporting Phoenix residents were technology, business and financial services, construction, and transportation. An education at a vocational, technical, or trade school may be a good way for some students to begin a career in any of these industries.

The following Phoenix employment sectors showed the following numbers of jobs in April 2014, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS.gov):

  • Business and financial operations: 93,390 jobs
  • Computer and mathematical occupations: 59,860 jobs
  • Construction and extraction: 78,770
  • Food preparation and serving: 162,650 jobs
  • Health care practitioners and technical occupations: 93,590 jobs
  • Office and administrative support: 313,670 jobs
  • Protective services: 48,930 jobs
  • Transportation and material moving: 108,620 jobs

Phoenix, Arizona economy and jobs

With so much to do and see in Phoenix and an average temperate of 74 degrees year-round, it's easy to see why tourism is so prevalent. According to Phoenix.gov, the population in greater Phoenix is also expected to grow 60 percent between now and 2030, creating new opportunities in a wide range of industries. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the median household income was $47,866 from 2008 to 2012, slightly lower than the median income for all Arizona residents during that time. The BLS cites May 2013 median hourly wages for in-demand jobs in Phoenix as follows:

  • Chefs and head cooks: $23.45
  • Civil engineers: $37.10
  • Computer systems analysts: $39.33
  • Dental hygienists: $40.83
  • Sales managers: $47.10

In a growing city like Phoenix, Arizona, it's never too late to explore new opportunities. Fortunately, a wide array of vocational, technical, and trade schools are available to help you learn the valuable skills you'll need to embark on a new career.

Sources:

City of Phoenix, Community Profile, 2012, http://phoenix.gov/citygovernment/facts/stats/general/community/index.html

"Maricopa County, Arizona," State and County QuickFacts, U.S. Census Bureau, 2012, http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/04/04013.html

"Phoenix, Arizona," State and County QuickFacts, U.S. Census Bureau, 2012, http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/04/0455000.html

"Phoenix, Glendale, Mesa, Arizona," Occupational Employment Statistics, April 1, 2014, http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_38060.htm

Vocational Schools in Phoenix, Arizona
 
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Phoenix: 4635 E. Elwood Street Phoenix, AZ 85040

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Phoenix: 2233 West Dunlap Avenue Phoenix, AZ 85021

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Programs : Creative Writing, Master of Fine Arts (Online), Entertainment Business, Master of Science (Online), Audio Production Bachelors (Online), and more.

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Programs : M.Ed. in Elementary Education (Leads to initial teacher licensure), M.S. in Leadership: Disaster Preparedness & Executive Fire Leadership, M.S. in Nursing: Nursing Leadership in Health Care Systems, and more.

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We are committed to educational innovation in theory and practice to prepare highly competent professional nursing leaders.

Programs : Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP), and more.

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Everest University Online, a Division of Everest University, makes career training convenient and accessible.

Programs : Computer Information Science (Bachelor's), Computer Information Science (Associate's), Applied Management (Associate's), and more.

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Programs : Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts Online - Associate Degree in Hospitality and Restaurant Management 60 weeks, Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts Online - Bachelor Degree in Culinary Management, Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts Online - Associate Degree in Hospitality and Restaurant Management 84 weeks, and more.

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Degree programs and specialized concentrations based on the current and expected demand for professionals in a broad range of disciplines.

Programs : Bachelor of Science in Cyber Security – Computer Systems Security, Master of Business Administration – Operations and Supply Chain Management, Doctor of Management – Technology Management (Executive Format), and more.

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Programs : Master of Science in Accounting, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Bachelor of Science in Management, and more.

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Phoenix: 9215 N Black Canyon Highway Phoenix, AZ 85021

Are you interested in pursuing a high-tech career? Getting an education from ITT Tech is a great place to start!

Programs : AS - Criminology and Forensic Technology, BS - Project Management and Administration: IT Option, AS - Network Systems Administration, and more.

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Phoenix: 4837 East McDowell Road Phoenix, AZ 85008

Tempe: 5005 S. Wendler Drive Tempe, AZ 85282

Tucson: 1455 West River Road Tucson, AZ 85704

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