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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.

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

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Flint: G3630 Miller Rd Suite D Flint, MI 48507

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

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

Taylor: 22311 Eureka Road Taylor, MI 48180

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

Portage: 6235 South Westnedge Portage, MI 49002

Grand Rapids: 4528 Breton SE Grand Rapids, MI 49508

Canton: 44958 Ford Road Canton, MI 48187

Madison Heights: 29429 John R Madison Heights, MI 48071

Brighton: 8110 Murphy Drive Brighton, MI 48116

Ann Arbor: 4741 Washtenaw Ann Arbor, MI 48108

Davison: 815 South State Street Davison, MI 48423

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

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

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Novi: 28125 Cabot Drive Suite 120 Novi, MI 48377

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