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Tampa Vocational, Trade and Technical Schools

Thanks to its mild climate and seaside location, Tampa, Fla., has long been a center for trade, distribution, agriculture and tourism. Today, it is a bustling city with a large number of additional thriving industries -- health care, information technology, finance -- and is a hub for military and homeland security activities. Depending on your interests, you may wish to participate in a degree, certificate or diploma program in these or other fields. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS.gov), in February 2014, the following sectors showed high numbers of employees in Tampa:

  • Education and health services: 189,100 jobs
  • Financial activities: 100,800 jobs
  • Leisure and hospitality: 129,600 jobs
  • Professional and business services: 205,600 jobs
  • Trade, transportation and utilities: 227,400 jobs

Tampa-St. Petersburg, Florida's economy and career potential

The city of Tampa had roughly 348,000 residents in 2012, and the Metro Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater area had nearly 2.8 million residents, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. The city is a popular tourist destination, which means that retail and food service are thriving job sectors. Professional and business services -- including, of course, information technology and data management -- also are growing, as are construction, aviation and health care, reports CareerSource Tampa Bay (workforcetampa.com). The U.S. Census Bureau indicates that the 2008-2012 median household income in Tampa was $43,514, and the BLS cites the following median hourly wages for key Tampa jobs in May 2013:

  • Accountants and auditors at $28.20
  • Web developers at $27.48
  • Registered nurses at $29.43
  • First-line supervisors of retail sales workers at $18.63
  • Electricians at $17.45
  • Aircraft mechanics and service technicians at $23.63

You may want to find out more about training from a Tampa trade or technical school if you're interested in learning more about these careers.

Sources:

Labor Market Information, Career Source Tampa Bay, https://www.workforcetampa.com/pages/labor_market_info

"Table 20: Large Metropolitan Statistical Areas -- Population" (Excel spreadsheet), U.S. Census Bureau, http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=2&ved=0CDMQFjAB&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.census.gov%2Fcompendia%2Fstatab%2F2012%2Ftables%2F12s0020.xls&ei=nKE5U_3zFoKCyAGn7YGIBQ&usg=AFQjCNF7EabANuumfGL22hFarS1qPHkgRA&bvm=bv.63808443,d.aWc&cad=rja

Tampa History, City of Tampa, Florida, https://www.tampagov.net/information_resources/tampa_history/

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL, Economy at a Glance, http://www.bls.gov/eag/eag.fl_tampa_msa.htm

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL, Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates, May 2013, http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_45300.htm

Tampa, Florida, State & County QuickFacts, U.S. Census Bureau, http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/12/1271000.html

Schools are available in the following Tampa zip codes: 33614, 33771, 33619, 33637, 33634, 33805, 33634, 33702. Begin your career training at one of our Tampa area Schools today.
Vocational Schools in Tampa, Florida
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Tampa: Parkside at Tampa Bay Park 4401 North Himes Avenue, Suite 150 Tampa, FL 33614

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Largo: 6565 Ulmerton Road Largo, FL 33771

Thanks to Florida Tech offering intensive degree programs 100% online, students located all over the world have the opportunity to access the same world-class education as those who attend classes on the main campus in Melbourne, Florida.

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Tampa: 9417 Princess Palm Ave Tampa, FL 33619

At University of Phoenix, we believe everyone deserves access to higher education.

Programs : B.S. in Communication, Family and Child Service Certificate, Graduate Project Management Certificate, and more..

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Temple Terrace: 12802 Tampa Oaks Boulevard Suite 200 Temple Terrace, FL 33637

Online: Online, FL

The MSW@USC is the first top-ranked MSW program offered nationally. Many online programs are limited to certain geographic areas or the availability of courses, making it necessary to travel to campus. Our program can be completed from virtually anywhere without the need to relocate to Southern California.

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Keiser University offers degrees in fields that are in demand and provides job placement assistance to all its students and alumni.

Programs : Management and Leadership ,CER (Online), Social Media Marketing , BS, Occupational Therapy Assistant, AS, and more..

Campus Locations :

Tampa: 5002 West Waters Ave Tampa, FL 33634

Lakeland: 2400 Interstate Drive Lakeland, FL 33805

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 - Nursing, and more..

Campus Locations :

Tampa: 4809 Memorial Highway Tampa, FL 33634

Saint Petersburg: 877 Executive Center Drive W,Suite 100 Saint Petersburg, FL 33702

Everest University Online, a Division of Everest University, makes career training convenient and accessible. With courses tailored for working students and others who need a more flexible class schedule, Everest University Online allows students to learn from home and offers the same well-respected curriculum available at a traditional campus.

Programs : Criminal Justice (Associate's), Applied Management (Associate's), Criminal Justice (Master's), and more..

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Santa Ana: Santa Ana, CA

Pursue your education online with The College Network.

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