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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/

Schools are available in the following Atlanta zip codes: 30067, 30331, 30345, 30350, 30067, 30093, 30236, 30339, 30030, 30009, 30080, 30309, 30349, 30135, 30144, 30097. Begin your career training at one of our Atlanta area Schools today.
Vocational Schools in Atlanta, Georgia
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Get a hands-on, job-specific education at Lincoln College of Technology.

Programs : Computer and Network Support Technician, Medical Coding and Billing, Heating, Ventilation, & Air Conditioning (HVAC), and more..

Campus Locations :

Marietta: 2359 Windy Hill Road Marietta, GA 30067

Leave that dead-end job behind with training from Everest College.

Programs : Associate of Applied Science - Medical Assistant, Diploma - Medical Administrative Assistant, Diploma - Dental Assistant, and more..

Campus Locations :

Atlanta: 2841 Greenbriar Parkway SW Atlanta, GA 30331

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

Programs : M.S. in Administration of Justice and security/Global Homeland Security, BS in Business/Service Sector, Master of Health Administration - Sustainability Management, and more..

Campus Locations :

Atlanta: 2600 Century Center Atlanta, GA 30345

Sandy Springs: 8200 Roberts Drive Suite 300 Sandy Springs, GA 30350

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Reach your career goals with a degree or diploma from Everest Institute.

Programs : Surgical Technologist (Diploma), Medical Insurance Billing and Coding (Diploma), Patient Care Technician (Diploma), and more..

Campus Locations :

Marietta: 1600 Terrell Mill Rd Suite G Marietta, GA 30067

Norcross: 1750 Beaver Ruin Rd Suite 500 Norcross, GA 30093

Jonesboro: 6431 Tara Blvd Jonesboro, GA 30236

Career-focused education for real‐world results.

Programs : Associate - Web Graphic Design, Bachelor's - Accounting, Master's-Business Administration, and more..

Campus Locations :

Atlanta: 100 Galleria Parkway SE Suite 100 Atlanta, GA 30339

Decatur: One West Court Square Ste 100 Decatur, GA 30030

Alpharetta: 2555 Northwinds Pkwy. Alpharetta, GA 30009

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Chicago: Chicago, IL

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

Programs : Welding, Pharmacy Technician/Assistant, Associate - Business Management: HR Management, and more..

Campus Locations :

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.

Programs : Creative Writing, Master of Fine Arts (Online), Entertainment Business, Master of Science (Online), Music Business, Bachelor of Science (Online), and more..

Campus Locations :

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Interested in a career as a professional dog trainer? Animal Behavior College is the place to start.

Programs : Veterinary Assistant, Grooming Instruction, Certified Dog Trainer Instructor Course, and more..

Campus Locations :

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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. Please call 1-855-816-4009 or fill out the form!

Programs : Business Administration: Major in Management (B), Criminal Justice (A), Information and Networking Technologies: Major in Network Management (B), and more..

Campus Locations :

Atlanta: 1100 Spring Street, Suite 102 Atlanta, GA 30309

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 - Graphic Communications and Design, and more..

Campus Locations :

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

Douglasville: 5905 Stewart Parkway Douglasville, GA 30135

Kennesaw: 1000 Cobb Place Boulevard NW Kennesaw, GA 30144

Duluth: 10700 Abbotts Bridge Road Duluth, GA 30097

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