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Philadelphia Vocational Schools, Trade Schools and Technical Schools

Philadelphia, Penn. is not only known for its place in American history, but is also famous for its culture, the architecture of its historic buildings, and its many notable sites. For example, Philadelphia is home to the famous Liberty Bell and for having huge swaths of recreational area for its citizens, including the 4,100 acre Fairmount Park.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the city of Philadelphia was home to 1,553,165 residents in 2013. As the largest city in the state of Pennsylvania and the fifth most-populous city in the United States, Philadelphia, Penn. has a lot to offer job-seekers in a wide range of industries. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS.gov) reports that these industries showed the following number of employees in the Philadelphia Metropolitan area in May of 2013:

  • Business and financial operations: 115,320 workers
  • Community and social service: 40,430 workers
  • Construction and extraction: 53,810 workers
  • Education, training and library: 116,980 workers
  • Food preparation and serving: 145,690 workers
  • Health care Practitioners and technical: 118,590 workers
  • Health care Support: 71,470 workers
  • Office and administrative support: 313,030 workers
  • Production occupations: 91,030 workers
  • Transportation and material moving: 100,340 workers

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania economy and careers

According to the BLS, the median wage for workers in the Philadelphia Metropolitan area was $19.05 per hour in May 2013. The U.S. Census Bureau reported a median household income of $37,016 in Philadelphia from 2008-2012 (Census.gov). As the BLS noted, professional and business services reported the greatest gain in employment in the Philadelphia area from February 2013 to February 2014, adding 7,400 jobs. During the same one-year time frame, the sector to add the second-highest amount of jobs in Philadelphia was leisure and hospitality, with 3,000 jobs added. Other industries seeing an uptick in employment were mining, logging, construction, education, and health services, notes the BLS.

The following are median hourly wages for some Philadelphia jobs in May of 2013, the BLS reports:

  • Carpenters: $22.77
  • Computer programmers: $36.85
  • Construction managers: $54.80
  • Dental assistants: $16.75
  • Industrial engineers: $41.59
  • Veterinary technologists and technicians: $17.66

Individuals interested in pursuing a career in any of these growing industries should research Philadelphia vocational schools and Philadelphia trade schools for more information.

Sources:

Philadelphia Area Employment- February 2014, Bureau of Labor Statistics, April 9, 2014, http://www.bls.gov/ro3/cesqphl.htm

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Occupational Employment Statistics, Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2013, http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_37964.htm

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, State and County QuickFacts, U.S. Census Bureau, 2012, http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/42/4260000.html

Vocational Schools in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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