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San Antonio Vocational Schools, Trade Schools and Technical Schools

For decades, San Antonio's biggest claim to fame was the Alamo, site of the famous 1836 battle. San Antonio has become a major hub for high-tech companies such as Rackspace, SecureLogix, CYFOR Technologies and Futurex, among others. The San Antonio Economic Development Foundation reports that in 2010 IT and cyber businesses had an economic impact of $10 billion, with estimates that the number will exceed $15 billion by 2015.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS.gov), the San Antonio-New Braunfels metropolitan area showed strong employment in January of 2014 in the following sectors:

  • Construction: 41,900 jobs
  • Education and health services: 137,900 jobs
  • Leisure and hospitality: 113,900 jobs
  • Professional and business services: 111,500 jobs
  • Trade, transportation, and utilities: 156,200 jobs

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San Antonio's economy and career opportunities

Metropolitan San Antonio is the second largest city in Texas and was home to more than 1.38 million people in 2012, the U.S. Census Bureau estimates. San Antonio also has a large military presence -- Fort Sam Houston, Lackland Air Force Base, Randolph AFB and Camp Bullis Military Training Reservation are located in or near San Antonio. Those installations provide numerous of civilian jobs in information technology, education, healthcare, real estate, education and financial services. San Antonio's median family income in 2012 was $51,486, the Census Bureau reports. The BLS cites median hourly wages for the following jobs in San Antonio in May of 2013:

  • Automotive service technicians and mechanics at $17.39
  • Computer network support specialists at $25.50
  • Civil engineering technicians at $18.71
  • Paralegals and legal assistants at $20.48
  • Pharmacy technicians at $15.41

Students choosing a first job or seeking more career opportunities may wish to explore their options at a San Antonio vocational, trade or technical school.

Sources:

San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX, Economy at a Glance, Bureau of Labor Statistics, January 2014, www.bls.gov/eag/eag.tx_sanantonio_msa.htm

Information Technology/Cybersecurity, San Antonio Economic Development Foundation, www.sanantonioedf.com/industry-clusters/it-a-cyber-security

San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX, Occupational Employment Statistics, Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2013, www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_41700.htm

"San Antonio Metro Area's Household Income at $51,486 in 2012, American Community Survey Shows," press release, U.S. Census Bureau, September 19, 2013, www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/american_community_survey_acs/cb13-r83.html

San Antonio, Texas, State & Country QuickFacts, U.S. Census Bureau, 2012, http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/48/4865000.html

"Texas' New Tech Hub," Chris Warren, San Antonio Magazine, February 2014, www.sanantoniomag.com/SAM/February-2014/Texas-New-Tech-Hub/

Schools are available in the following San Antonio zip codes: 60173, 75063, 77073, 80907, 33309. Begin your career training at one of our San Antonio area Schools today.
Vocational Schools in San Antonio, Texas
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