dcsimg
RWM Site Logo

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.

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
Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels210440904,900
Engine and Other Machine Assemblers280051970-600
Food Processing Workers, All Other360240303,200
Mechanical Engineers387008874011,600
Team Assemblers1018003067049,500
Radiologic Technologists65905244041,500
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics196503533060,400
*This data is sourced from the 2013 BLS employment report (BLS.gov)

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
Matching School Ads

The MSW@USC is the first top-ranked MSW program offered nationally. Many online programs are limited to certain geographic areas or the availability of courses, making it necessary to travel to campus. Our program can be completed from virtually anywhere without the need to relocate to Southern California.

Programs : Master of Social Work, and more..

Campus Locations :

Los Angeles: 3601 Watt Way, GFS-315 Los Angeles, CA 90089

Are you interested in pursuing a high-tech career? Getting an education from ITT Tech is a great place to start!

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

Campus Locations :

Southfield: 26700 Lahser Road, Suite 100 Southfield, MI 48033

Dearborn: 19855 W. Outer Drive, Suite L10W Dearborn, MI 48124

Swartz Creek: 6359 Miller Road Swartz Creek, MI 48473

Canton: 1905 S Haggerty Rd Canton, MI 48188

Troy: 1522 E. Big Beaver Road Troy, MI 48083

Get allied health training with Ross Medical Education Center.

Programs : Veterinary Assistant, Dental Assistant, Pharmacy Technician, and more..

Campus Locations :

Canton: 44958 Ford Road Canton, MI 48187

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

Flint: G3630 Miller Rd Suite D Flint, MI 48507

Davison: 815 South State Street Davison, MI 48423

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

Portage: 6235 South Westnedge Portage, MI 49002

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

Brighton: 8110 Murphy Drive Brighton, MI 48116

Ann Arbor: 4741 Washtenaw Ann Arbor, MI 48108

Madison Heights: 29429 John R Madison Heights, MI 48071

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

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

Grand Rapids: 4528 Breton SE Grand Rapids, MI 49508

Taylor: 22311 Eureka Road Taylor, MI 48180

A degree from CTU can connect you to what matters most: powerful professional network, faculty who are real-world professionals and innovative technology. So once you earn your degree you hit the ground sprinting. Are you in?

Programs : Bachelor of Science in Cyber Security – Computer Systems Security, Master of Business Administration – Operations and Supply Chain Management, Doctor of Management – Technology Management (Executive Format), and more..

Campus Locations :

Colorado Springs: 4435 North Chestnut Street Suite E Colorado Springs, CO 80907

As an accredited university with online degree programs in five schools, Capella University is committed to helping you accomplish your goals through a high-caliber educational experience.

Programs : DBA - Leadership, PhD - Information Technology General, MS - Social and Community Services, and more..

Campus Locations :

Minneapolis: Capella Tower 225 South 6th Street, 9th Floor Minneapolis, MN 55402

Drexel University is a major research institution located in the heart of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania — America’s fifth largest city. Drexel offers comprehensive, integrated academics and world-class faculty. Our students immerse themselves in their fields of study by participating in real research and co-operative education.

Programs : Certificate in Integrated Nursing Care of Autism Spectrum Disorders, Post-Master's Archival Studies Specialist Program, MS in Information Systems, and more..

Campus Locations :

Philadelphia: 1 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19104

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

Programs : HVACR Technician, High School with Concentration in Building Technology - Electrical, Gunsmith, and more..

Campus Locations :

Scranton: Scranton, PA 18515

At Fortis Institute, you may get the skills and training you need to prepare for a career. * Programs vary by location * Please contact each individual campus for accreditation information Please call on  844-252-4552 to talk to a respresentative.

Programs : Internet Marketing, Business Management - Accounting, Medical Billing and Coding Online, and more..

Campus Locations :

: , AL

Everest University Online, a Division of Everest University, makes career training convenient and accessible.

Programs : Computer Information Science (Bachelor's), Computer Information Science (Associate's), Applied Management (Associate's), and more..

Campus Locations :

Santa Ana: Santa Ana, CA

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..

Campus Locations :

: , CA

Matching School Ads
GET MATCHED TO A SCHOOL
In Seconds
Where do you want to take classes?
Online
Campus
Either
When would you like to start?
What's your zip code?
GO ›
What degree are you interested in?
GO ›
You're almost there...
Processing your information
Vocational Schools in
Michigan by City

Recent Articles