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Dallas Vocational Schools, Trade Schools and Technical Schools

Dallas, Texas is an attractive city for a multitude of reasons. Besides being a cultural hot spot and a professional sports paradise, Dallas is home to a variety of companies and businesses that are primed to acquire hot new talent, and the city is also home to trade, vocational and technical schools looking to serve a wide range of students. Dallas has a pro-commerce attitude and atmosphere that can be conducive to success for a variety of career seekers, from the high school student looking to the future to the mid-career employee looking to move up or change careers entirely.

Dallas offers rich diversity in business and industry, with everything from major health care companies to huge oil and gas refineries. According to Dallas Economic Development, the top industries in the state include:

  • Building design, construction and furnishing
  • Company headquarters and operations
  • Food manufacturing
  • IT services
  • Instruments
  • Media
  • Telecommunications
  • Logistics
  • Transportation manufacturing and assembly

Given the wide variety of job opportunities in Dallas, it's no surprise that the city was ranked 13th by Forbes among best places for business and careers in 2014. Forbes also honored Dallas as 21st in job growth and 47th in education.

Dallas, Texas: home to established global firms

The United States Census Bureau reported 1,241,162 residents in Dallas in 2012, spread out over 340.52 square miles of land area. Employees from 18 Fortune 500 companies call the Dallas-Fort Worth area home. Some of these companies include:

  • AT&T Wireless
  • Exxon Mobil
  • Kimberly-Clark
  • Southwest Airlines
  • Energy Transfer Equity
  • Dean Foods
  • Texas Instruments
  • Tenet Healthcare

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS.gov) reports the following Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington hourly median 2013 wages for jobs within the sectors represented by these companies as follows:

  • Computer programmers: $37.35
  • Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, technical and scientific products: $33.31
  • Avionics technicians: $22.41
  • Aircraft cargo handling supervisors: $21.15
  • Heavy equipment mechanics: $20.94
  • Physical therapist aides: $11.75

Present and future career seekers in these and other fields may find the opportunity to forge a great new career in this thriving Texas town.

Sources:

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX, Occupational Employment Statistics, Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2013, http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_19100.htm#49-0000

Dallas, Texas, QuickFacts, U.S. Census Bureau, 2012, http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/48/4819000.html

Dallas, TX, Forbes, http://www.forbes.com/places/tx/dallas/

Major Industries, Dallas Economic Development, http://www.dallas-ecodev.org/resources/target-industries/

"18 DFW area companies make Fortune 500 list," Lance Murray, Dallas Business Journal, May 6, 2013, http://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/blog/2013/05/18-dfw-area-companies-make-fortune-500.html

Vocational Schools in Dallas, Texas
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With an education from an Art Institutes school, imagine what you could create.

Programs : Interior Design (BFA), Baking & Pastry (AS), Culinary Management (BS), and more..

Campus Locations :

Dallas: Two North Park East Dallas, TX 75231

Get a hands-on, job-specific education at Lincoln College of Technology.

Programs : Automotive Technology, Heating, Ventilation, & Air Conditioning (HVAC), CNC Machining & Manufacturing, and more..

Campus Locations :

Grand Prairie: 2501 East Arkansas Lane Grand Prairie, TX 75052

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 : Computer Information Science (Bachelor's), Computer Information Science (Associate's), Applied Management (Associate's), and more..

Campus Locations :

Santa Ana: Santa Ana, CA

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 - Nursing, AS - Network Systems Administration, and more..

Campus Locations :

DeSoto: 921 West Belt Line Road, Suite 181 DeSoto, TX 75115

Arlington: 551 Ryan Plaza Drive Arlington, TX 76011

Richardson: 2101 Waterview Parkway Richardson, TX 75080

Get hands-on training with Le Cordon Bleu Schools of North America.

Programs : Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Dallas - Certificate in Patisserie and Baking, Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Dallas - Associate Degree in Culinary Arts, Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Dallas - Associate Degree in Patisserie and Baking, and more..

Campus Locations :

Dallas: 11830 Webb Chapel Road Dallas, TX 75234

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

Programs : B.S. in Communication, A.A. in Retail Fundamentals, Master of Health Administration - Sustainability Management, and more..

Campus Locations :

Dallas: 12400 Coit Road Suite 200 Dallas, TX 75251

Arlington: 3900 Arlington Highlands Boulevard Suite 237 Arlington, TX 76018

Online: Online, TX

Claremont Lincoln University is a graduate university that provides innovative educational offerings with a global imperative.

Programs : Master of Arts in Social Impact, Master of Arts in Interfaith Action, Master of Arts in Ethical Leadership, and more..

Campus Locations :

: , CA

Ultimate Medical Academy (UMA) offers industry-relevant knowledge and training for in demand careers in healthcare.

Programs : A.S. - Health Sciences - Medical Administrative Assistant, Diploma - Medical Office Billing Specialist, A.S. - Healthcare Technology and Systems, and more..

Campus Locations :

: , FL

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), Audio Production Bachelors (Online), and more..

Campus Locations :

: , AL

Get hands-on training with Remington College.

Programs : Diploma in Medical Assisting with X-Ray Tech (Limited Scope), AS in Criminal Justice, AAS in Business Administration, and more..

Campus Locations :

Garland: 1800 Eastgate Drive Garland, TX 75041

Fort Worth: 300 East Loop 820 Fort Worth, TX 76112

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