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

Programs : Electrical, Nursing (Practical), Computer and Network Support Technician, and more..

Campus Locations :

Paramus: 160 E. Route 4 Paramus, NJ 07652

Union: 2299 Vauxhall Road Union, NJ 07083

Mahwah: 70 McKee Drive Mahwah, NJ 07430

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..

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Online: Online, NJ

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

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

Programs : BS, Bus Admin-Int'l Business, BS, Bus Admin-Accounting, BS, Bus Admin, and more..

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Paramus: 64 East Midland Avenue Paramus, NJ 07652

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

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

Prepare for a rewarding cosmetology career at Jolie Hair and Beauty Academy.

Programs : Barbering, Cosmetology, Teacher Training, and more..

Campus Locations :

Blackwood: 5200 Route 42 Blackwood, NJ 08012

Northfield: 801 Tilton Road Northfield, NJ 08225

Prepare for an exciting cosmetology career today at Empire Beauty Schools.

Programs : Teacher of Cosmetology, Cosmetology, and more..

Campus Locations :

Clementon: Commerce Plz ll, 1305 Blackwood-Clementon Rd Clementon, NJ 08021

Bordentown: 610 Route 206 Bordentown, NJ 08505

Cherry Hill: Plaza Cherry Hill, 2100 State Hwy #38 Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

Paramus: Neptune Plaza, 332 Route 4 East Paramus, NJ 07652

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

Star Career Academy - the career school of choice. What makes us unique, and unlike other trade schools, is the dedication of our staff to provide performance-based occupational training.

Programs : Professional Pastry and Baking Arts, Surgical Technology, Phlebotomy, and more..

Campus Locations :

Brick: 150 Brick Blvd. Brick, NJ 08723

Newark: 550 Broad St. , 3rd Floor Newark, NJ 07102

Clifton: 1231 Main Ave. Clifton, NJ 07011

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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