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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.

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.

Job Growth in Florida

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 WageProjected Employment Change
Diagnostic Medical Sonographers47006053027,000
Physical Therapist Assistants49405929029,300
Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics97303037055,300
Paralegals and Legal Assistants230004631046,200
Dental Hygienists106906489064,200
Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers236603772055,900
Medical Secretaries1795029250189,200
*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
 
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Hollywood: 3221 Enterprise Way Hollywood, FL 33025

Orlando: 8511 Commodity Circle Suite 100 Orlando, FL 32819

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Programs : BS - Project Management and Administration: IT Option, AS - Criminology and Forensic Technology, AS - Network Systems Administration, and more.

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Miami: 7955 NW 12th Street Miami, FL 33126

Jacksonville: 7011 A.C. Skinner Parkway, Suite 140 Jacksonville, FL 32256

West Palm Beach: 1756 N. Congress Avenue West Palm Beach, FL 33409

Lake Mary: 1400 International Pkwy South Lake Mary, FL 32746

Tampa: 4809 Memorial Highway Tampa, FL 33634

Fort Myers: 13500 Powers Court, Suite 100 Fort Myers, FL 33912

Tallahassee: 2639 N. Monroe Street, Bldg. A, Suite 100 Tallahassee, FL 32303

Fort Lauderdale: 3401 South University Drive Fort Lauderdale, FL 33328

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