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St. Louis Vocational Schools, Trade Schools and Technical Schools

As the "Gateway to the West," St. Louis, Missouri has always enjoyed a unique position on the national scene, serving as a major hub for transportation, manufacturing, heavy industry, agriculture, health care, and defense. During its earlier days, the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers made the city an attractive depot for trade and commerce, and this role only expanded as the country began erecting railroads and major highway systems in the decades to follow.

With a population of 2.8 million people in the Greater St. Louis area, a robust network of technical and trade schools has emerged in order to service several industries in America's heartland. The health care industry is particularly active, with numerous trade schools competing to place qualified practitioners and support staff into hospital positions, both within and outside of the greater St. Louis, Missouri metropolitan area. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports the following employment numbers for St. Louis:

  • Trade, Transportation, and Utilities. 250,000
  • Manufacturing. 118,000
  • Education and Health Services. 214,000
  • Leisure and Hospitality. 141,000

Trade Schools and the St. Louis Economy

Some industries within St. Louis, like health care, are expected to remain somewhat immune to temporary downturns in the economy. The median household income for St. Louis was $52,465 in 2008, and the following median hourly wages were also reported:

  • Registered Nurses at $27.23
  • Physical Therapists Assistants. $20.83
  • Chefs and Head Cooks. $17.59
  • Electricians. $31.99

Those who master their skills in accredited vocational schools and earn a degree, certificate, or diploma often have an advantage over those who learn their trade entirely on the job.

Vocational Schools in Saint Louis, Missouri
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BS in Business Administration - Project Management

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Lincoln Tech , Indianapolis
  • Encompasses the Lincoln Tech, Lincoln Culinary Institute, and Lincoln College of New England brands.
  • Lincoln schools made more than $15 million available nationally through scholarships to qualified students in 2015.
  • Designated a Military Friendly School for the 6th year in a row by Victory Media; offers exclusive scholarship for servicemen and women and their families.
  • First Lincoln Tech campus opened in 1946; now 30 campuses in 15 states across the United States.
  • Campuses are accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS), Accrediting Commission of Career Schools (ACCSC), Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES), and New England Association of Schools and Colleges – Commission on Institutions of Higher Education (NEASC)
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Psychology (BA) (Online)
  • Designated as a 2015 Military Friendly® School by Victory Media, publishers of G.I. Jobs®.
  • Each program is designed to instill the knowledge, ethical values, and interpersonal skills of professional practice and to foster values of social responsibility.
  • Offers several flexible learning options, including a blended format that combines campus and online learning.
  • Several scholarship opportunities are available for students who qualify.
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Master's (M.Ed.) - Leadership of Educational Organizations
  • Ranked one of the Best for Vets schools in Military Times Edge magazine’s 2013 “Best for Vets” edition.
  • Offers MUSE (My Unique Student Experience), a content delivery system that gives students the option to watch, view, read or listen to required course materials.
  • Allows students to complete courses at whatever pace they want.
  • Provides IntelliPath, a proprietary learning technology that lets students learn at their own pace.
  • A DANTES-affiliated university and member of the Service Members Opportunity Colleges.
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Bachelor of Science in Business
  • For nearly a century, CIU has provided an enriching Christ-centered education
  • CIU is SACSCC and ABHE accredited to ensure students’ academic & spiritual growth
  • Students receive one-on-one attention from talented & experienced professors
  • 497 undergrads with an avg. class size of 20, for strong educational experiences
  • Many students receive financial aid if they are eligible
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Graduate Certificate in Instructional Design and Learning Analytics
  • AU challenges students to combine serious study with real-world experience
  • 8 schools & 150+ programs including bachelor’s, master’s & doctoral degrees
  • MSA accredited with multiple accreditations per program, located in Wash. D.C.
  • Ranked #74 in “Best National Universities” by US News and World Report
  • Multiple financial aid options for eligible students in need
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MS Cybersecurity - Computer Forensics
  • UC is committed to liberal education integrated with professional study
  • Accredited by the MSCHE with a beautiful campus located in Utica, New York
  • 21 graduate programs, 38 undergraduate majors & study abroad opportunities
  • More than 5,000 undergraduate and graduate students (full- and part-time)
  • Offers financial aid options to students who qualify for tuition assistance
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International Business - D.B.A.
  • Ranked among the Best Online Bachelor's Programs in 2014 by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Implements a one-to-one teaching model, partnering one student with one faculty member in each course.
  • 100% of faculty members hold doctoral degrees.
  • No physical residency requirements, allowing students to pursue their degree online.
  • Committed to innovation, diversity, excellence, and accountability since its founding in 1996.
  • Offers several programs in business, education, psychology, and more.
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Bachelors in Business Management
  • The first and only 100% online, fully accredited public university in the United States
  • No set class times or locations
  • Affordable tuition, guaranteed not to increase as long as you are enrolled
  • Accelerated eight-week terms
  • Classes start every month
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Doctor of Health Professionals Education
  • Ranked among the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs by U.S. News & World Report
  • A celebrated educational institution focusing on Health Sciences
  • Offering Online Bachelor's & Master's degrees
  • Logan University is HLC & CCE accredited
  • No GRE required for Master's degree programs.
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