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Florida Vocational and Technical Schools

The U.S. Census Bureau estimated Florida's population in 2013 at 19.5 million, up 4 percent since the last census was taken in 2010. That ranks it as the fourth largest state in the nation, behind only California, Texas and New York. In a state that is typically associated with retired adults, about 38 percent of the population -- nearly 7.5 million people -- were employed as of May 2013.

With healthy median annual incomes, a growing population and low unemployment, four Florida metro areas -- Orlando-Kissemmee-Sanford; Cape Coral-Ft. Myers; Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville; and North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota all made Forbes magazine's 2014 list of America's 20 Fastest-Growing Cities.


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According to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity's employment projections, plenty of occupations in the state are expected to grow much faster over the coming decade than the nationwide average employment growth for all occupations.

Florida's job market is hot, and it has nothing to do with the climate. Take a look at the fastest-growing Florida jobs as compiled by Florida's Bureau of Labor Market Statistics: You don't have to be a Cape Canaveral rocket scientist to enter one of these occupations. In fact, you may be able to prepare at a vocational school for a career in many of these potentially rewarding occupations.

Florida wage and job growth

Trade schools in Florida may offer programs of study for students who want to enter any of the following careers and more (with 2013 mean wage info from the BLS):

CareerTotal EmploymentAnnual Median Wage
Diagnostic Medical Sonographers4,49060,290
Physical Therapist Assistants4,88058,450
Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics9,40030,220
Paralegals and Legal Assistants24,36045,510
Dental Hygienists10,00063,110
Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers22,16037,900
Medical Secretaries17,52029,190
*This data is sourced from the 2013 BLS employment report (BLS.gov)

The average annual wage for all occupations in Florida was $41,140 in May 2013, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS.gov).

Vocational schools in Florida strive to offer the education and training required to work in these jobs and other trade and vocational fields. Those interested in these careers may wish to explore their options at a vocational school in Florida.

Sources:

Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2013 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates, Florida. http://www.bls.gov/oes/2013/may/oes_fl.htm

Florida's Bureau of Labor Market Statistics, What People Are Asking. http://www.whatpeopleareasking.com/hot_jobs.asp?port=E

Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, Employment Projections: http://www.floridajobs.org/labor-market-information/data-center/statistical-programs/employment-projections

Forbes, America's 20 Fastest-Growing Cities, 2/14/2014. http://www.forbes.com/sites/erincarlyle/2014/02/14/americas-20-fastest-growing-cities/

Vocational Schools in Florida
This list also contains online schools that accept students from Florida
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Casselberry: 7275 Estapona Circle Casselberry, FL 32730

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