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Michigan Vocational and Technical Schools

Michigan is known as the automotive manufacturing capital of the United States, and with good cause. According to the Michigan Manufacturers Association, nearly one-quarter of all vehicles produced in the U.S. are assembled in Michigan. The industry is so large in the state that its more than 330 automotive research and development companies comprise a bigger group than the rest of the U.S., Mexico and Canada combined, the state's Department of Natural Resources reports.

Tourism and agriculture also are main contributors to Michigan's economy. The state is home to the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library, the Detroit Institute of Arts, Holocaust Memorial Center and Henry Ford Museum. Main crops produced in the state include blueberries, cherries, cucumbers and Christmas trees. Other leading industries in Michigan, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation reports, include information technology, medical device research and manufacturing, food processing, and logistics and supply chain management.


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Bordering four of the five Great Lakes, Michigan has almost 9,700 miles of freshwater shoreline, and its ports handle tens of millions of tons of freight each year. More than 12,000 ships pass through the Soo Locks between Lake Superior and the lower Great Lakes each year, the University of Michigan reports. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (bls.gov), the following industries were among the major employment sectors in Michigan in May of 2014:

  • Trade, transportation and utilities with 753,000 employees
  • Education and health services with 635,500 employees
  • Professional and business services with 601,700 employees

Students who wish to enter these industries in a variety of careers may choose to pursue an education at Michigan vocational or trade schools.

Michigan population and wage outlook

Michigan had an estimated population of 9.89 million people in 2013, the U.S. Census Bureau reports. The median household income from 2008 through 2012 was $48,471.

According to the BLS, these positions paid the following median hourly wages in Michigan as of May of 2013:

CareerTotal EmploymentAnnual Median WageProjected Employment Change
Engine and Other Machine Assemblers2,50044,29017,428
Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels22044,25017,547
Food Processing Workers, All Other59026,97017,441
Mechanical Engineers32,64087,21016,879
Radiologic Technologists7,25051,50017,110
Team Assemblers87,70033,19017,431
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics19,63036,50017,388
*This data is sourced from the 2013 BLS employment report (BLS.gov)
**Annual Median Wage is in Dollars ($).

Students may be able to find the career path that's right for them by learning more about Michigan trade schools.

Sources:

Michigan Facts, Michigan Department of Natural Resources, http://www.michigan.gov/dnr/0,1607,7-153-54463_54466_20829-56001 -- ,00.html

Economy at a Glance: Michigan, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, www.bls.gov/eag/eag.mi.htm

Growth industries in the state of Michigan, Michigan Economic Development Corporation, http://www.michiganbusiness.org/grow/industries/

State & County QuickFacts: Michigan, U.S. Census Bureau, http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/26000.html

The Soo Locks, Michigan State University, http://web2.geo.msu.edu/geogmich/SooLock.html

Vocational Schools in Michigan
This list also contains online schools that accept students from Michigan
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Programs : Veterinary Assistant, Dental Assistant, Pharmacy Technician, and more..

Campus Locations :

Port Huron: 2887 Krafft Road Suite 700 Port Huron, MI 48060

Madison Heights: 29429 John R Madison Heights, MI 48071

Brighton: 8110 Murphy Drive Brighton, MI 48116

Muskegon: 950 W. Norton Ave Suite D Muskegon, MI 49441

Davison: 815 South State Street Davison, MI 48423

Grand Rapids: 4528 Breton SE Grand Rapids, MI 49508

Lansing: 4106 W. Saginaw Hwy. Lansing, MI 48917

Ann Arbor: 4741 Washtenaw Ann Arbor, MI 48108

Portage: 6235 South Westnedge Portage, MI 49002

New Baltimore: 51133 Birch Street Suite 100 New Baltimore, MI 48047

Taylor: 22311 Eureka Road Taylor, MI 48180

Flint: G3630 Miller Rd Suite D Flint, MI 48507

Canton: 44958 Ford Road Canton, MI 48187

Saginaw: 4300 Fashion Square Blvd. Suite 202 Saginaw, MI 48603

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

Programs : B.S. in Communication, Master of Health Administration/Informatics, BS in Human Services/Gerontology, and more..

Campus Locations :

Online: Online, MI

Southfield: 26261 Evergreen Road Southfield, MI 48076

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, Pharmacy Technician Program, and more..

Campus Locations :

Laguna Hills: 22952 Alcalde Drive Laguna Hills, CA 92653

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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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

Advance your career with an online degree from California InterContinental University.

Programs : MBA - Healthcare Management and Leadership, Doctorate in Healthcare Management and Leadership, MBA - Project Quality and Management, and more..

Campus Locations :

Diamond Bar: 1470 Valley Vista Drive #150 Diamond Bar, CA 91765

Pursue your education online with The College Network.

Programs : LPN/LVN to RN - AS in Nursing (Licensed LPN/LVNs only), LPN/LVN to RN - BS in Nursing - Indiana St. - (Licensed LPN/LVNs only), and more..

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As a student at South University, you will have the opportunity to learn from accomplished faculty members who have real-world experience in the subjects that they teach. Our small class sizes allow you to receive personalized attention from instructors, and the encouragement to recognize your goals for the future and the means to achieve them.

Programs : Criminal Justice (AS), Psychology (BA), Family Nurse Practitioner (PGC), and more..

Campus Locations :

Novi: 41555 Twelve Mile Road Novi, MI 48377

Michigan Technology Services is committed to providing outstanding computer training to individuals, groups and businesses in the metropolitan Detroit, Michigan area. Michigan Technology Services only accepts requests from prospective students from these area codes: 313, 248, 586, 810, 517, 734.

Programs : CCNP, CompTIA Network+, Microsoft Windows SharePoint Server, and more..

Campus Locations :

Farmington Hills: 32985 Hamilton Ct. Farmington Hills, MI 48334

Earn your degree anytime, anywhere with Kent State University.

Programs : Master's - Criminology & Criminal Justice - Victimology, Master's - User Experience Design, Master of Public Administration (MPA), and more..

Campus Locations :

Kent: 800 E Summit St, Kent, OH 44240

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