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Department of Education - Texas

Texas Vocational Schools

Texas has long been a hub for business, with low taxes, low housing costs, and rich energy resources. Employers are looking for people who will bring relevant skills to the workplace. There are plentiful opportunities in aerospace and defense manufacturing, computers, and information technology around Dallas and Houston, while Austin-Round Rock is known for its technology industry - it's home to Dell. Houston is also home to the Texas Medical Center is a major employer of healthcare trade school students.

Texas technical schools can offer you training in range of fields, from computer support to dental assistance, licensed vocational nursing and surgical technology.

Wages for graduates of Texas technical schools will vary, but May 2011 data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics indicates that computer support specialists earned mean annual wages of $53,770 while dental assistants earned $31,550. Licensed vocational nurses earned mean annual wages of $42,260 while surgical technologists earned $41,600.

An education with technical schools in Texas

Texas technical schools could be a good way to try on a career without making a substantial financial or time commitment to it. Most programs you find through one of the technical schools in Texas will likely be short term and last a few months, especially if the courses result in a certificate or diploma. However, you could find longer programs that result in an associate degree and could take up to two years or more depending on your work pace.

Some students of Texas technical schools choose to continue their training after graduation and head to a community college or university to advance their degrees. For example, a student who has received a certificate to be a nursing aide in Texas earned mean annual wages of $22,510, according to May 2011 BLS data. However, with more education and after passing the NCLEX-RN exam, that student could become a registered nurse and earn mean annual wages of $67,580. In fact, that student could eventually go on to seek a master's of nursing degree and look for entry into fields like administration, consulting and teaching.

Technical schools in Texas offer skills students can use to enter the workforce right away and build on to advance in their career, or in less time switch to another career path.

Vocational Schools in Texas

This list also contains online schools that accept students from Texas
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Arizona State University Online
Why ASU? At ASU, learning online is effective, flexible and smart. Every program delivered online is developed by the same excellent faculty who teach on our campuses, and is designed to engage students and professors in meaningful ways. The result? Our students are an integral part of a New American University.
MEd in Gifted, BSE Electrical Engineering, Grad Cert in K-12 Online Teaching and more.
  • : , AZ

Remington College
Get hands-on training with Remington College.
BS in Business Administration - General Business (Online), AS in Paralegal (Online), Diploma in Medical Assisting with X-Ray Tech (Limited Scope) and more.
  • Houston: 3110 Hayes Rd. Suite 380 Houston, TX 77082
  • Fort Worth: 300 East Loop 820 Fort Worth, TX 76112
  • Garland: 1800 Eastgate Drive Garland, TX 75041

Florida Tech University Online
Thanks to Florida Tech offering intensive degree programs 100% online, students located all over the world have the opportunity to access the same world-class education as those who attend classes on the main campus in Melbourne, Florida.
Associate of Arts in Applied Psychology, Mini MBA Certificate/Internet Marketing, Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice/Homeland Security and more.
  • Tampa: 9417 Princess Palm Ave Tampa, FL 33619

Argosy University
Welcome to Argosy University Argosy University offers doctoral, master's, and bachelor's degree programs to students through its seven colleges: Psychology and Behavioral Sciences, Business, Education, Health Sciences, Undergraduate Studies, The Art Institute of California and Western State College of Law as well as certificate programs in many areas.
Psychology (BA) (Online), Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), Histotechnology (AAS) and more.
  • : , AZ
  • Dallas: 5001 Lyndon B. Johnson Freeway Heritage Square Dallas, TX 75244

Washington State University
Get your career started with training from Washington State University.
MBA, Executive MBA, and more.
  • Pullman: PO Box 644710 Pullman, WA 99164

Georgetown University School of Nursing & Health Studies
Founded in 1789, Georgetown University is the nation's oldest Catholic and Jesuit university. Today, Georgetown is a major international research university that embodies its founding principles in the diversity of our students, faculty, and staff, our commitment to justice and the common good, our intellectual openness, and our international character.
Family Nurse Practitioner, and more.
  • : , MA

University of Southern California
One of the world's leading private research institutions, the University of Southern California (USC) was founded in 1880.
Online Master of Science in Applied Psychology, Master of Management in Library and Information Science - Urban Public Librarianship, Master of Management in Library and Information Science -Academic Librarianship and more.
  • Los Angeles: University Park Campus Los Angeles, CA 90033

Keiser University
For over 35 years, Keiser University has provided student-centered, quality career education.
Medical Assisting, AS (Online), Accounting, BA, Criminal Justice, BA and more.
  • Fort Lauderdale: Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309

South University - Campus
As a student at South University, you will have the opportunity to learn from accomplished faculty members who have real-world experience in the subjects that they teach. Our small class sizes allow you to receive personalized attention from instructors, and the encouragement to recognize your goals for the future and the means to achieve them.
Psychology (BA), Business Administration (BBA), Business Administration (MBA) and more.
  • Austin: 7700 W Parmer Ln Austin, TX 78729

Maryville University
Study for your degree online with Maryville University.
Online Master of Science in Nursing- Adult Geriatric Nurse Practitioner, Online Master of Science in Nursing-Family Nurse Practitioner, Doctor of Nursing Practice and more.
  • : , MO

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Texas Trade Schools and Training Programs

  1. Automotive: Automotive Technician, Driver, Heavy Equipment Operator, Repair, Trucking
  2. Cosmetology, Barbering & Beauty: Esthetician, Cosmetologist, Hair Design, Facial, Make-Up, Manicuring, Nails, Salon Management
  3. Business: Accounting,  Administrative, General Office, Management, Marketing, Organizational Psychology, Secretarial
  4. Computers & Information Technology: Computers & Information Technology: CAD, Installer, Multimedia, Programmer, Repairer, Web Designer
  5. Construction: Estimator, Heavy Equipment Operator, Project Manager, Superintendent
  6. Criminal Justice: Corrections Officer, Security Guard
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  1. Criminal Justice: Corrections Officer, Security Guard
  2. Culinary: Cooking, Baking and Pastry, Catering, Hotel and Restaurant Management, and more
  3. Dental Assistant: Dental Assistant, Dental Administrator, Dental Receptionist
  4. Electronics & HVAC: Assembler, Electrical and Electronics Equipment Installer, Equipment Repairer, HVAC
  5. Television & Film: Television Host, Producer, Anchorman, Anchorwoman
  6. Healthcare & Medical: Dental, Massage Therapy, Medical Assistant, Medical Office, Medical Records Technician, Nursing, Optician, Paramedic, Pharmacy Technician, X-Ray Technician
  7. Paralegal: Court Reporter, Criminal Justice, Legal Office, Paralegal
  8. Machinist: Machine Operator, CNC Machinist, CNC Operator
  9. Massage Therapy: Massage Therapy Training, Massage Therapy and Health Educator Training
  10. Digital Filmmaking and Multimedia: Digital Filmmaker, Video Editor, Sound Technician
  11. Nursing: Vocational Nursing, Registered Nursing, Nursing Assistant Training, Health and Rehabilitation Technician, Patient Care Assistant, and more
  12. Healthcare Office Management: Office Management, Hospital Unit Coordinator
  13. Private Investigation: Investigation, Security, Protection
  14. Plumber: Pipefitter
  15. Rehabilitational Therapy: Physical Therapist, Massage Therapist
  16. Secretarial: Administrative Assistant, Computer Applications Specialist, Executive Assistant
  17. Telecommunications: Assembler, Cable Installer, Fiber Optic Technician, Networking, Repairer, Systems Installer
  18. Travel: Flight Attendant, Hotel Management, Reservationist, Travel Agent
  19. Welding: Pipe Welding, Welding Technology, Combination Welding
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