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Detroit Vocational Schools, Trade Schools and Technical Schools

The port of Detroit, Michigan is home to seven of the world's largest auto manufacturers, so naturally many local jobs are in the fields of trade, transportation, distribution, and manufacturing. To help fill employers' needs, Detroit trade schools offer diploma, certificate, and degree programs focused on training an exemplary work force. Cars, however, are not Detroit's only industry. Employers are always looking for workers skilled in the areas of information technology, health services, and recreation and leisure. Courses at a Detroit technical school or vocational school prepare you to enter one of these growing fields. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) cites May 2008 job figures for these Detroit employment sectors:

  • Education and Health Services. 123,700 jobs
  • Leisure and Hospitality. 78,800 jobs
  • Manufacturing. 67,900 jobs
  • Professional and Business Services. 106,700 jobs
  • Trade, Transportation, and Utilities. 138,100 jobs

Detroit, Michigan's Economy and Jobs

The Detroit metropolitan area, home to more than 4 million people, is a major international port on the Great Lakes. Obviously, jobs in shipping, manufacturing (especially auto manufacturing), trade, and transportation make up a large part of Detroit's employment. The city has also attracted a number of large information technology firms. CNN.com estimates that median family income in Detroit was $43,726 in 2008; BLS cites the following median hourly wages for specific Detroit jobs in 2008:

  • Air Traffic Controllers at $58.62
  • Environmental Engineers at $38.40
  • Industrial Engineers at $40.55
  • Industrial Machinery Mechanics at $27.33
  • Metal Workers and Plastic Workers at $29.05
  • Occupational Therapist Assistants at $26.60

Casino gaming has become important to Detroit's economy; the city boasts several large gaming resorts, which is unusual in cities of this size, and jobs in hospitality and recreation are on the rise. No matter where your interest lies, Detroit trade schools can prepare you for the job of your dreams.

Schools are available in the following Detroit zip codes: 48083, 48377, 48076, 48207, 48033, 48124, 48124, 48033, 48083, 48188. Begin your career training at one of our Detroit area Schools today.
Vocational Schools in Detroit, Michigan
This list also contains online schools that accept students from Detroit
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With an education from an Art Institutes school, imagine what you could create.

Programs : Interior Design (BFA), Culinary Management (BS), Web Design & Interactive Communications (D), and more..

Campus Locations :

Troy: 1414 East Maple Road, Suite 150 Troy, MI 48083

Novi: 28125 Cabot Drive Suite 120 Novi, MI 48377

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

Programs : B.S. in Communication, Master of Health Administration/Informatics, BS in Human Services/Gerontology, and more..

Campus Locations :

Southfield: 26261 Evergreen Road Southfield, MI 48076

Online: Online, MI

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 :

Detroit: Stroh River Place 300 River Place Drive Suite 1000 Detroit, MI 48207

Southfield: 21107 Lahser Rd Southfield, MI 48033

Dearborn: 23400 Michigan Ave Suite 200 Dearborn, MI 48124

Earn your degree or diploma on your schedule and succeed at Ashworth College.

Programs : Writing Children's Books, Medical Transcription, Medical Office Assisting, and more..

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Norcross: Norcross, GA

Pursue a certificate, master, or doctorate degree in Psychology at The Chicago School for Professional Psychology.

Programs : M.A. Clinical Mental Health Counseling, B.A. in Psychology, M.A. Psychology, and more..

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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 :

Dearborn: 19855 W. Outer Drive, Suite L10W Dearborn, MI 48124

Southfield: 26700 Lahser Road, Suite 100 Southfield, MI 48033

Troy: 1522 E. Big Beaver Road Troy, MI 48083

Canton: 1905 S Haggerty Rd Canton, MI 48188

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 at Ohio Christian University.

Programs : Master of Business Administration, Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), and more..

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