Oklahoma may conjure visions of rolling farmland, but vocational school students will be pleased to discover the state's economic vitality. Oklahoma City and Tulsa, where most of the state's trade schools are located, are experiencing large-scale economic development thanks to a favorable business and tourism climate. Forbes magazine recently rated Tulsa one of the best 50 cities for business in the United States, and the city is ranked second in the nation in job income growth.
Oklahoma City, the economic center of the state, features a large aviation market, manufacturing and processing plants, and vibrant entertainment, tourism, finance, and retail sectors. Corporate and regional headquarters for Chesapeake Energy, Hertz, AOL and Pre-Paid Legal Services, Inc. are located here. Oklahoma vocational school students in Tulsa will find opportunities in telecommunications, aviation and banking.
Besides plentiful work opportunities, Oklahoma trade school students may enjoy life in this affordable, proud heartland state. A rich Native American tradition and unspoiled countryside add to Oklahoma's appeal.