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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, 30080, 30093, 30236, 30067, 30345, 30350, 30260, 30044, 30338, 30144, 30135, 30349, 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

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, Dental Assistant, and more..

Campus Locations :

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Smyrna: 21088 Cobb Parkway Smyrna, GA 30080

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

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

Campus Locations :

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

Jonesboro: 6431 Tara Blvd Jonesboro, GA 30236

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

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

Online: Online, GA

Prepare for an exciting cosmetology career today at Empire Beauty Schools.

Programs : Teacher of Cosmetology, Cosmetology, and more..

Campus Locations :

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

Kennesaw: Town Ctr Plz, 425 Ernest-Barrett Pkwy, S H-2 Kennesaw, GA 30144

Are you interested in pursuing a high-tech career? Getting an education from ITT Tech is a great place to start!

Programs : BS - Project Management and Administration: IT Option, AS - Criminology and Forensic Technology, AS - Graphic Communications and Design, and more..

Campus Locations :

Douglasville: 5905 Stewart Parkway Douglasville, GA 30135

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

Kennesaw: 1000 Cobb Place Boulevard NW Kennesaw, GA 30144

Duluth: 10700 Abbotts Bridge Road Duluth, GA 30097

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 :

: , AL

Earn your degree online with Grand Canyon University. We offer approximately 100 bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degree programs in a variety of fields that can be completed 100% online.

Programs : M.Ed. in Elementary Education (Leads to initial teacher licensure), Master of Divinity with an Emphasis in Global Ministry, M.S. in Nursing: Nursing Leadership in Health Care Systems, and more..

Campus Locations :

: 3300 W Camelback Road , GA

Want to study at a UK university without leaving your house? The University of Liverpool offers online Masters and Doctoral programmes.

Programs : MSc in Project Management (Construction & Infrastructure), MSc in Marketing, Master of Public Health, and more..

Campus Locations :

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Take a new step in your education with University of New England. We offer a CEPH-accredited Master of Public Health degree program that can be completed entirely online. With our online program, you'll have the flexibility to study part-time or full-time, when and where it's convenient for you.

Programs : University of New England Graduate Certificate in Education in Curriculum & Instruction Strategies, Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study in Advanced Educational Leadership, Master of Public Health, and more..

Campus Locations :

: , ME

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