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Atlanta Vocational Schools, Trade Schools and Technical Schools

Dubbed the "Silicon Valley of the South," Atlanta may be on the minds of high school graduates and mid-career changers looking to acquire training from trade and technical schools. According to the Georgia Department of Economic Development, top industries include aerospace, agribusiness, defense, financial services, food processing, logistics and transportation, and many more. The sector employing the most workers in Atlanta, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS.gov) is trade, transportation and utilities, which employed 538,900 workers in the first quarter of 2014. Other sectors include:

  • Professional and business services: 434,900 workers
  • Government: 319,000 workers
  • Education and health services: 298,000 workers
  • Leisure and hospitality: 240,900 workers
  • Financial Activities: 155,700 workers

Atlanta, Georgia is a desirable location for Fortune 500 headquarters

Atlanta is home to the headquarters of a whopping 26 companies in the Fortune 1000, and 14 of those are among the Fortune 500. Those in the top 100 include Home Depot, United Parcel Service, Coca-Cola and Delta Airlines. Atlanta came in third in the nation among cities with the most Fortune 500 companies in 2013, according to Metro Atlanta Chamber. That just might be one of the reasons Forbes magazine ranked Atlanta 22nd among the best places for business and careers.

The wide assortment of businesses located in Atlanta bodes well for the 4,219,600 residents that reside in the 10-county Atlanta area, according to the Atlanta Regional Commission. With a median household income of $49,604 (2008-2012) according to the U.S. Census Bureau (census.gov), excellent educational opportunities, and companies that may be looking to hire fresh faces, Atlanta could be poised to offer promising potential for a variety of career seekers.

Sources:

Atlanta, GA, Forbes, http://www.forbes.com/places/ga/atlanta/

Atlanta, Georgia, State & County QuickFacts, U.S. Census Bureau, http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/13/1304000.html

"Atlanta ranks third in the nation among cities with the most FORTUNE 500 Headquarters, according to the 2013 FORTUNE list," Metro Atlanta Chamber, http://www.metroatlantachamber.com/business/data/fortune-500-1000-hq

Atlanta Regional Commission, http://www.atlantaregional.com/info-center/arc-region

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA, Economy at a Glance, Bureau of Labor Statistics, http://www.bls.gov/eag/eag.ga_atlanta_msa.htm

Fortune 500 Annual Ranking, 2012, CNN Money, http://money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/fortune500/2012/states/GA.html

Industries in Georgia, Georgia Department of Economic Development, http://www.georgia.org/industries/

Vocational Schools in Atlanta, Georgia
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Marietta: 2359 Windy Hill Road Marietta, GA 30067

Which career path will you take – Business, Nursing, Education, Psychology? Something else? GCU offers more than 100 majors to get you started!

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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.

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Atlanta: Two Crown Center 1745 Phoenix Blvd., Suite 100 Atlanta, GA 30349

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Duluth: 10700 Abbotts Bridge Road Duluth, GA 30097

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At Fortis Institute, you may get the skills and training you need to prepare for a career. * Programs vary by location * Please contact each individual campus for accreditation information Please call on  844-252-4552 to talk to a respresentative.

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Smyrna: 21088 Cobb Parkway Smyrna, GA 30080

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Learning at Full Sail University has always centered around interaction and the exchange of ideas. Our online curriculum fully embraces this philosophy.

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