South Plainfield Vocational, Trade and Technical Schools

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South Plainfield (borough), New Jersey QuickFacts, U.S. Census Bureau, June 11, 2014, http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/34/3469390.html

New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates, May 2013, http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_35620.htm

American Community Survey: South Plainfield, U.S. Census Bureau, 2008-2012, http://factfinder2.census.gov/faces/tableservices/jsf/pages/productview.xhtml?pid=ACS_12_5YR_S1901

City of South Plainfield, South Plainfield Economic Development, accessed June 23, 2014, http://www.southplainfieldnj.com/spnj/Economic%20Development/


South Plainfield is a small 8.4-square-mile borough located in Middlesex County, N.J. The borough is a mix of residential, industrial and commercial areas located fairly close to New York City and Philadelphia. Commuting is made easy by arterial roadways such as the Garden State Parkway and several New Jersey transit train lines, including the North East Corridor and Raritan Valley lines.

South Plainfield and Middlesex County comprises part of the tri-counties region that includes Union and Somerset counties. The city's proximity 45 minutes west of New York City places it within the New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island greater metropolitan area, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS.gov) reports. As such, many residents of South Plainfield commute to work in larger New Jersey cities such as Newark or Jersey City, or they ride trains to jobs in New York City, Staten Island or in Manhattan's financial district.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, leading industries within South Plainfield itself include manufacturing, wholesale trade, retail trade and professional, scientific and technical services firms. Students of South Plainfield vocational and technical schools can seek entry into these industries upon completion of a degree, certificate or diploma program.

Population and earnings of South Plainfield, N.J.

South Plainfield had an estimated population of 23,784 in July of 2013, the U.S. Census Bureau reports -- up 1.7 percent from April of 2010. The median household income of the city from 2008 through 2012 was just over $91,000, or almost $20,000 higher than the New Jersey statewide average. The Census Bureau's 2012 American Community Survey found that a quarter of households in South Plainfield earned between $100,000 and $149,000 annually, while another 18 percent earned between $75,000 and $100,000.

According to BLS May 2013 figures, the following professions in the greater metropolitan region, which may be attractive to students studying at South Plainfield vocational and technical schools, paid the following wages:

  • Web developer: $34.90
  • Fashion designer: $32.67 an hour
  • Paralegal: $26.09
  • Machinist: $25.48
  • Cosmetologist: $12.21

Students interested in these careers and others may wish to get their start by studying at South Plainfield vocational and trade schools.

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