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New Jersey Vocational and Technical Schools

New Jersey vocational schools offer students a wealth of different career paths to consider and explore.

New Jersey is a major hub for advanced manufacturing -- the sector contributes more than $17 billion annually to the state's economy, the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development reports. Chemical, machinery, computer and electronics manufacturing make up nearly 80 percent of the state's advanced manufacturing workforce. In 2012, nearly 50,000 people worked in the state's chemical manufacturing industry.

New Jersey also is a major contributor to the nation's biotechnology, pharmaceutical and life sciences industries. According to a 2013-2014 economic study done by Sun National Bank of Vineland, more than 3,100 New Jersey companies work in those three industries combined and employ more than 123,000 people in highly skilled jobs.

Hospitality and tourism are another key economic driver for New Jersey -- Atlantic City is home to many of the largest casinos on the East Coast. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS.gov), employment in April of 2014 for some of the major industries in New Jersey included:

  • Manufacturing with 241,400 workers
  • Trade, transportation and utilities with 836,000 workers
  • Leisure and hospitality with 347,200 employees
  • Professional and business services with 637,200 employees

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Employment continues to grow from recession-era lows in these sectors and others, the BLS reports.

New Jersey population, employment and salary data

The estimated population of New Jersey in 2013 was 8.9 million, the U.S. Census Bureau reports, up 1.2 percent from three years earlier. Unemployment in the state stood at just under 7 percent in April of 2014, the BLS reports. According to the BLS, select median hourly wages in May of 2013 for workers in various industries in New Jersey included:

*This data is sourced from the 2013 BLS employment report (BLS.gov)
**Annual Median Wage is in Dollars ($).

New Jersey also offers upwardly mobile students many opportunities to seek career advancement. There are 21 Fortune 500 companies located in the Garden State, including Honeywell, Merck, Toy "R" Us, Bed Bath & Beyond and Avaya. Students interested in setting their feet on the right career path may want to learn more about enrolling in a vocational school in New Jersey.

Sources

2013-2014 New Jersey Economic Outlook, Sun National Bank, http://www.sunnationalbank.com/pdf/2013-14NewJerseyEconomicOutlook.pdf

Economy at a Glance, New Jersey, Bureau of Labor Statistics, April 2014, http://www.sunnationalbank.com/pdf/2013-14NewJerseyEconomicOutlook.pdf

State & County QuickFacts, U.S. Census Bureau, 2013, http://www.sunnationalbank.com/pdf/2013-14NewJerseyEconomicOutlook.pdf

State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates, New Jersey, Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2013, http://www.sunnationalbank.com/pdf/2013-14NewJerseyEconomicOutlook.pdf 

Vocational Schools in New Jersey
This list also contains online schools that accept students from New Jersey
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At University of Phoenix, we believe everyone deserves access to higher education.

Programs : B.S. in Environmental Science, Doctor of Education/Educational Leadership, Doctor of Education/Curriculum and Instruction, and more..

Campus Locations :

Online: Online, NJ

Jersey City: 100 Town Square Place Suite 305 Jersey City, NJ 07310

Get a hands-on, job-specific education at Lincoln Technical Institute.

Programs : Nursing (Practical), Electronic Systems Technician (EST), Heavy Equipment, and more..

Campus Locations :

Union: 2299 Vauxhall Road Union, NJ 07083

South Plainfield: 901 Hadley Road South Plainfield, NJ 07080

Mount Laurel: 1000 Howard Boulevard Mount Laurel, NJ 08054

Mahwah: 70 McKee Drive Mahwah, NJ 07430

Edison: 1697 Oak Tree Road Edison, NJ 08820

Paramus: 160 E. Route 4 Paramus, NJ 07652

Work toward your degree online with Louisiana State University in Shreveport.

Programs : Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction in Reading and Literacy, Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction in ESL, Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction General Emphasis, and more..

Campus Locations :

: , LA

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..

Campus Locations :

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..

Campus Locations :

Norcross: Norcross, GA

Be a part of the world’s premier institution for humanistic studies at Saybrook University.

Programs : Ph.D. Psychology, Ph.D. Psychology, Psychophysiology Specialization, M.S. Mind-Body Medicine, and more..

Campus Locations :

Oakland: 475 14th Street, 9th Floor Oakland, CA 94612

The Berkeley Advantage®is part of a proven approach to career-focused education that can help students prepare for success.

Programs : BS, International Business, BFA, Interior Design, BS, Legal Studies, and more..

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Newark: 536 Broad Street Newark, NJ 07102

Clifton: 600 Getty Avenue Clifton, NJ 07011

Woodbridge: 430 Rahway Avenue Woodbridge, NJ 07095

Little Falls: 44 Rifle Camp Road Little Falls, NJ 07424

Dover: 1 West Blackwell Street Dover, NJ 07801

Paramus: 64 East Midland Avenue Paramus, NJ 07652

Ultimate Medical Academy (UMA) offers industry-relevant knowledge and training for in demand careers in healthcare.

Programs : Diploma - Medical Office Billing Specialist, Diploma - Medical Administrative Assistant, A.S. - Healthcare Management, and more..

Campus Locations :

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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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Everest University Online, a Division of Everest University, makes career training convenient and accessible. With courses tailored for working students and others who need a more flexible class schedule, Everest University Online allows students to learn from home and offers the same well-respected curriculum available at a traditional campus.

Programs : Criminal Justice (Associate's), Applied Management (Associate's), Criminal Justice (Master's), and more..

Campus Locations :

Santa Ana: Santa Ana, CA

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