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Jacksonville Vocational, Trade and Technical Schools

Jacksonville, Florida, with more than 836,000 residents in the city proper and 1.4 million in the metro area, offers sun, sea and a selection of trade schools and technical schools. The city has strong manufacturing, logistics, health care and technology sectors -- along with vocational schools for students who wish to choose from degree, certificate, diploma and training programs and courses in a range of specialties, including information technology, financial activities, construction, culinary arts, engineering and health services.

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

  • Trade, transportation, and utilities: 129,800 jobs
  • Professional and business services: 100,200 jobs
  • Education and health services: 91,000 jobs
  • Government: 74,900 jobs
  • Leisure and hospitality: 73,300 jobs
  • Financial activities: 60,500 jobs
  • Manufacturing: 28,300 jobs

Jacksonville, Florida's economy and jobs

Jacksonville is one of the largest deep water ports in the South, making it a natural manufacturing, trade, transportation and distribution hub. The city's diverse economy also supports a large technology sector. According to JAX Chamber, IT sector and health care (Jacksonville is home to more than 20 hospitals) are the industries growing the most jobs. The U.S. Census Bureau reports that Jacksonville's median household income was $48,143 between 2008 and 2012. The BLS cites May 2013 median hourly wages for in-demand jobs in Jacksonville as follows:

  • Ship engineers at $42.90
  • Crane and tower operators at $22.71
  • Computer network support specialists at $27.40
  • Radiation therapists at $34.96
  • Diagnostic medical sonographers at $28.41

In fast-paced and growing Jacksonville, employers in all fields are looking for skilled, trained employees. Training from one of the city's trade schools may be worth pursuing for those interested in these and other trade and vocational fields.

Sources:

"Forbes: Jacksonville #2 in nation for technology services job growth," John Burr, Jacksonville Business Journal, Feb. 11, 2013, http://www.bizjournals.com/jacksonville/news/2013/02/11/forbes-jacksonville-2-in-nation-for.html

Industries, JAXUSA Partnership, http://jaxusa.org/industries

Jacksonville, FL, Occupational Employment Statistics, Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2013, http://www.bls.gov/oes/2012/may/oes_27260.htm#29-0000

Jacksonville, Florida, State & County QuickFacts, U.S. Census Bureau, 2012, http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/12/1235000.html

"2012 Metropolitan Area Census Estimates Released," Metro Jacksonville, March 19, 2013, http://www.metrojacksonville.com/article/2013-mar-2012-metropolitan-area-census-estimates-released

Schools are available in the following Jacksonville zip codes: 32256, 32216, 32216, 32207, 32256, 32256, 32073. Begin your career training at one of our Jacksonville area Schools today.
Vocational Schools in Jacksonville, Florida
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