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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 WageProjected Employment Change
Diagnostic Medical Sonographers4,49060,2907,486
Physical Therapist Assistants4,88058,4507,516
Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics9,40030,2207,490
Paralegals and Legal Assistants24,36045,5107,338
Dental Hygienists10,00063,1107,484
Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers22,16037,9007,783
Medical Secretaries17,52029,1907,676
*This data is sourced from the 2013 BLS employment report (BLS.gov)
**Annual Median Wage is in Dollars ($).

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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With an education from an Art Institutes school, imagine what you could create.

Programs : Baking & Pastry (AS), Web Design & Interactive Media (AS), Interior Design (MFA), and more..

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Miami: 1501 Biscayne Boulevard, Suite 100 Miami, FL 33132

Tampa: Parkside at Tampa Bay Park 4401 North Himes Avenue, Suite 150 Tampa, FL 33614

Jacksonville: 8775 Baypine Road Jacksonville, FL 32256

Fort Lauderdale: 1799 S.E. 17th Street Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

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

Programs : BS in Criminal Justice Administration - Cybercrimes, B.S. in Communication, BS in Business/Public Sector, and more..

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Online: Online, FL

Hollywood: 2400 SW 145th Avenue Hollywood, FL 33027

Jacksonville: 4500 Salisbury Road Suite 200 Jacksonville, FL 32216

Miami: 11410 NW 20th Street Miami, FL 33172

Temple Terrace: 12802 Tampa Oaks Boulevard Suite 200 Temple Terrace, FL 33637

Fort Lauderdale: 550 W. Cypress Creek Road Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309

Orlando: 8325 South Park Circle Suite 100 Orlando, FL 32819

Interested in a career as a professional dog trainer? Animal Behavior College is the place to start.

Programs : Veterinary Assistant, Grooming Instruction, Certified Dog Trainer Instructor Course, and more..

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Keiser University offers degrees in fields that are in demand and provides job placement assistance to all its students and alumni.

Programs : Management and Leadership ,CER (Online), Sport Management with concentrations in Golf, Psychology, and Sports Medicine and Fitness Technology, BS (Online Only), Occupational Therapy Assistant, AS, and more..

Campus Locations :

Pembroke Pines: 1640 SW 145 Avenue Pembroke Pines, FL 33028

Fort Myers: 9100 Forum Corporate Parkway Fort Myers, FL 33905

Port Saint Lucie: 10330 South U.S. 1 Port Saint Lucie, FL 34952

Lakeland: 2400 Interstate Drive Lakeland, FL 33805

Melbourne: 900 S. Babcock St. Melbourne, FL 32901

At Concorde, you’ll find that a “learn by doing” approach to healthcare training will get you the skills you need to succeed-- and get you into the workforce quickly.

Programs : Surgical Technologist, Nursing - (AS), Medical Office Administration, and more..

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Orlando: 3444 McCrory Place Orlando, FL 32803

Advance your career with our affordable, self-paced, career-focused distance education programs.

Programs : HVAC Technician, High School with Concentration in Building Technology - Electrical, Administrative Assistant, and more..

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Scranton: Scranton, PA 18501

For over 35 years, Keiser University has provided student-centered, quality career education.

Programs : Criminal Justice, AA (Online), Criminal Justice, BA (Online), Health Services Administration, BA (Online Only), and more..

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Fort Lauderdale: Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309

Earn your degree or diploma on your schedule and succeed at Ashworth College.

Programs : Writing Children's Books, Medical Transcription, Medical Office Assisting, and more..

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Norcross: Norcross, GA

Whether you want to train for a new career, advance within your current company, or simply learn new skills to stay competitive in today's job market, Allied's distance education training can help!

Programs : Medical Coding, Florida Real Estate License, and more..

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Laguna Hills: 22952 Alcalde Drive Laguna Hills, CA 92653

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

Programs : Computer and Network Support Technician, Automotive Technology, Business Administration, and more..

Campus Locations :

West Palm Beach: 2410 Metrocentre Blvd West Palm Beach, FL 33407

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