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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

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:

  • Bartenders -- $10.24 an hour
  • Chefs -- $26.23 an hour
  • Paralegals -- $27.05 an hour
  • Private investigators -- $31.19 an hour
  • Welders -- $19.82 an hour

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
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