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Trade Schools in Springfield

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Springfield is known for its eclectic nature of mixed urban and rural characteristics, including a variety of bustling businesses. Whether you're interested in rural work or the hustle and bustle of the city, there is something for everyone in Springfield.

Top Industries in Springfield

Springfield seems to have a niche for a variety of trades, but with a strong emphasis in healthcare. Springfield is home to CoxHealth, Citizens Memorial and Burrell Behavioral Health; as well as an assortment of manufacturing companies, such as SRC Holdings and Kraft Heinz Company. Telecommunications is another trade Springfield is widely known for. TEC Holdings Inc. and Expedia, Inc. are a couple of the city's large telecommunications companies.

As discussed above, the following top industries are just a few options you may choose from:

  • Healthcare
  • Manufacturing
  • Telecommunications

Why is Springfield Good for Trade and Vocational Students?

The eclectic nature of Springfield also offers a wide array of trade and vocational schools. Springfield's top industries also have multiple options. Telecommunications, for example, may include telemarketing, communication, journalism and hospitality.

  • Midwest Technical Institute is a top school in Springfield. Training programs include welding and HVAC licenses, medical or health care assisting and communication, journalism and public relations.
  • Lincoln Land Community College is another school with an assortment of trade options. Students can choose from a variety of manufacturing and construction trades, decide among the school Health Center of Excellence options, or enter into a variety of telecommunications roles.
  • WellSpring School of Allied Health focuses on hands-on training in health and wellness, fitness and nutrition and massage therapy. As a student, you can expect to learn work-ready skills for your future profession.

Whichever trade or career you decide to proceed with, Springfield is a great option regarding your education if you are trying to decide what might best fit you and your needs. When choosing your practice, focus on your strengths and what you enjoy. Springfield is sure to have the right vocational school for you regardless of any of those factors.

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Demographics

Total Population165,785

Education and Earnings

# Enrolled in College23,486
Median Earnings Without High School Degree$18,858
Median Earnings With High School Degree$23,476
Median Earnings With Associate Degree$25,941

Commute

Average Commute Time18 minutes
% Commutes by Walking3.6%
% Commutes by Bicycle0.8%
% Commutes by Public Transportation1.1%

Housing

Median Housing Cost$709
Median Gross Rent$711
Median House Value$111,600
Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2017, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.
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