Trade Schools in Baltimore

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Located 40 miles north of Washington D.C., Baltimore is the most populous city in Maryland. This city may be considered a good choice among vocational students due to its strong economy and lower-than-average cost of living.

Top Industries in Baltimore

The top industries in Baltimore include:

  • Professional and business services
  • Trade
  • Transportation and utility
  • Education
  • Health
  • Government services

Aside from Baltimore's top industries, construction and health services are considered the fastest-growing industries in the area.

Some of Baltimore's top employers include:

  • Johns Hopkins University
  • University of Maryland Medical Center
  • Johns Hopkins Health System
  • Medstar Health

The highest-paying vocational careers in Baltimore include:

  • HVAC technician
  • Aviation mechanic
  • Welder
  • Dental assistant

Why Is Baltimore Good for Trade and Vocational Students?

Maryland offers opportunities for financial aid to students looking to further their education, including the Community College Promise Scholarship, which can be awarded to students attending vocational schools in Baltimore.

Trade schools in Baltimore include:

  • Community College of Baltimore County has three full-service campuses and three additional centers around Baltimore. The school offers over 200-degree programs and certificate programs, including accounting, business management and human resources management.

  • Baltimore City Community College is a community college and technical school in Baltimore with programs in supply chain management, cybersecurity and accounting. This school also offers programs in the healthcare industry, such as practical nursing, biotechnology and medical coding.

  • North American Trade Schools is a private trade school with locations in Maryland, Pennsylvania and Ohio. This school's programs focus primarily on industrial trades such as diesel maintenance, electrical technology, truck driving and building construction.

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Learn More about Baltimore


Total Population614,700

Education and Earnings

# Enrolled in College37,059
Median Earnings Without High School Degree$23,392
Median Earnings With High School Degree$29,297
Median Earnings With Associate Degree$35,137


Average Commute Time31 minutes
% Commutes by Walking6.4%
% Commutes by Bicycle0.9%
% Commutes by Public Transportation18%


Median Housing Cost$1,093
Median Gross Rent$1,051
Median House Value$156,400
Source: American Community Survey, 2018, U.S. Census Bureau,
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