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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:

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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University of Phoenix
At University of Phoenix, we believe everyone deserves access to higher education.
M.S. in Administration of Justice and security/Global Homeland Security, BS in Business/Service Sector, Master of Health Administration - Sustainability Management and more.
  • Atlanta: 2600 Century Center Atlanta, GA 30345
  • Sandy Springs: 8200 Roberts Drive Suite 300 Sandy Springs, GA 30350
  • Online: Online, GA

Lincoln College of Technology
Get a hands-on, job-specific education at Lincoln College of Technology.
Computer and Network Support Technician, Medical Coding and Billing, Heating, Ventilation, & Air Conditioning (HVAC) and more.
  • Marietta: 2359 Windy Hill Road Marietta, GA 30067

The Art Institutes system of schools
With an education from an Art Institutes school, imagine what you could create.
Culinary Arts Management (BS), Baking & Pastry (AS), Web Design & Interactive Communications (D) and more.
  • Decatur: One West Court Square Suite 110 Decatur, GA 30030
  • Atlanta: 6600 Peach Tree Dunwoody Road, NE 100 Embassy Row Atlanta, GA 30328

DeVry University
Career-focused education for real‐world results.
Associate - Web Graphic Design, Bachelor's-Accounting, Master's-Business Administration and more.
  • Decatur: One West Court Square Ste. 100 Decatur, GA 30030
  • Atlanta: 5775 Peachtree Dunwoody Road NE Atlanta, GA 30342
  • Alpharetta: 2555 Northwinds Pkwy. Alpharetta, GA 30009
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Westwood College
Westwood College is dedicated to preparing students with the knowledge, skills and training needed for meaningful employment. Through education, we create opportunities, change lives and impact futures.
Business Administration: Major in Management (B), Criminal Justice (A), Information and Networking Technologies: Major in Network Management (B) and more.
  • Atlanta: 2309 Parklake Drive NE Atlanta, GA 30345

Argosy University
Welcome to Argosy University Argosy University offers doctoral, master's, and bachelor's degree programs to students through its seven colleges: Psychology and Behavioral Sciences, Business, Education, Health Sciences, Undergraduate Studies, The Art Institute of California and Western State College of Law as well as certificate programs in many areas.
Psychology (BA) (Online), Information Technology (BS) (Online), Business Administration (DBA) (Online) and more.
  • Atlanta: 980 Hammond Drive Suite 100 Atlanta, GA 30328
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Everest College
Leave that dead-end job behind with training from Everest College.
Associate of Applied Science - Medical Assistant, Diploma - Medical Administrative Assistant, Diploma - Dental Assistant and more.
  • Atlanta: 2841 Greenbriar Parkway SW Atlanta, GA 30331

Empire Beauty Schools
Prepare for an exciting cosmetology career today at Empire Beauty Schools.
Teacher of Cosmetology, Cosmetology, and more.
  • Morrow: Southlake Pavilion II, 1958 Mt. Zion Rd. Ste. 205 Morrow, GA 30260
  • Lawrenceville: 1455 Pleasant Hill Road, Suite 105 Lawrenceville, GA 30044
  • Atlanta: 4719 Ashford-Dunwoody Road, Suite 205 Atlanta, GA 30338

The University of Liverpool
Want to study at a UK university without leaving your house? The University of Liverpool offers online Masters and Doctoral programmes.
MSc in Project Management (Construction & Infrastructure), MSc in Global Marketing, Master of Public Health and more.
  • : , CA

University of Maryland at College Park
Study online with University of Maryland at College Park.
MBA - Finance, MBA - Information Systems & Business Analytics, MBA - Marketing and more.
  • : , MD

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