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Pittsburgh Vocational Schools, Trade Schools and Technical Schools

In Pittsburgh, you can enter a technical or vocational program to become certified for one of the many engineering, manufacturing, high-tech, and science careers. Pittsburgh also offers countless employment opportunities in medicine, hospitality, entertainment, and education. So regardless of your long-term career interests, there is almost certainly a degree, diploma, certificate or trade school specifically designed to meet your needs. Here's a look at the employment numbers for some of the Pittsburgh metropolitan area's top-hiring industries, from March 2009 as reported by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS):

  • Education and Health Services. 235,500
  • Trade, Transportation, and Utilities. 215,700
  • Professional and Business Services. 154,600
  • Government. 128,300
  • Leisure and Hospitality. 96,000
  • Manufacturing. 91,300

Pittsburgh, PA: Careers and the Economy in a Top Technology Market

The Wall Street Journalwent so far as to nickname Pittsburgh "Roboburgh" because of its status as a leader in the science and technology industries. In this is booming city of more than 300,000 residents, the mean annual wage is $40.030. Pittsburgh is a great place start working towards that career with a degree, diploma, or certificate from one the many, top-notch trade schools. The healthcare positions available at the more than 20 major medical centers in the Pittsburgh region make this industry another very promising option when considering vocational programs. With vocational training in computer science, nursing, medical coding, information technology, or emergency services, you can look forward to some of these top careers, with 2008 median hourly wages from the BLS:

  • Physician's Assistant at $33.36
  • Registered Nurse at $28.57
  • Paralegals and Legal Assistants at $18.95
  • Computer Systems Analyst at $32.11
  • Computer Programmer at $29.87
  • Electrician at $24.81

Whatever career path you choose in this city that's stayed at the forefront of innovation from the Industrial Revolution to the Information Age, there's sure to be a trade or technical school with a program for you.

Vocational Schools in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Doctor of Social Work (DSW)
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Master of Education in Special Education, specializing in Applied Behavior Analysis

George Mason University is Virginia's largest public research university. Located near Washington, D.C., Mason enrolls more than 33,000 students from 130 countries and all 50 states. Mason has grown rapidly over the past half-century and is recognized for its innovation and entrepreneurship, remarkable diversity, and commitment to accessibility.  George Mason University is an innovative and inclusive academic community committed to creating a more just, free, and prosperous world. 

 

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Master of Science in Psychology
  • Has students attend one four-week class at a time and take their final exam before moving on to their next class.
  • Offers 24/7 online tech support, with a typical response time of 4 hours or less.
  • Has online help centers that offer assistance with writing, statistics, medical assisting, and more.
  • Provides job placement assistance to all its students and alumni.
  • Researches trends for growing fields to tailor a more effective curriculum.
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Graphic Design Online

RMCAD - Where Your Creativity Comes to Life

 

Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design combines an experienced faculty of working artists with state-of-the-industry technology, creating a fine arts school like no other. Whether you pursue your degree on campus or online, RMCAD offers a hybrid of learning methods for your convenience.

 

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Doctor of Education: Community Care & Counseling: Marriage & Family
  • Liberty University's online programs ranked in the top 5 of more than 2,100 online colleges and universities for academic quality, affordability, and accessibility*
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  • Transfer up to 90 credits into an undergraduate degree program
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Bachelor of Accounting
  • Recognized in the first Best for Vets: Business Schools list 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.
  • A DANTES-affiliated university and member of the Service Members Opportunity Colleges.
  • Offers IntelliPath, a proprietary learning technology that lets students learn at their own pace.
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MBA - Information Systems & Business Analytics
  • Ranked #20 in the Top Public Schools in 2015 by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Ranked among the Top 50 Schools for Entrepreneurship Programs in 2014 by The Princeton Review.
  • Ranked among America’s Top Colleges in 2013 by Forbes.
  • Offers over 90 undergraduate majors across 10 colleges, with numerous programs ranked among the top programs by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Has famous alumni such as Sergey Brin the co-founder of Google, Kevin Blank the Founder of Under Armour Athletic Gear, and more.
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Veterinary Technology Alternate Route - Certificate
  • A Los Angeles-based private college offering programs in medical sciences, legal studies, and graphic design since 1985.
  • Has weekend programs, including certified  veterinary technology, nurse assistant, and hemodialysis technician.
  • Showcases visual communication students’ artwork and design through campus magazine.
  • 3 campuses in Southern California.
  • Accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).
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Executive MBA
  • Ranked among the Best National Universities in 2015 by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Designated as a 2014 Military Friendly School by Victory Media.
  • Houses one of the largest library systems in the Pacific Northwest, with 3 libraries on the Pullman campus and a library at each regional campus.
  • Accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU).
  • Has 5 Washington campuses in Pullman, Spokane, Tri-Cities, Vancouver, and Everett.
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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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