Trade Schools in Dayton

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Dayton, Ohio, which sits at the confluence of several rivers a few hours west of Columbus, is home to the National Museum of the United States Air Force. Just outside of the city sits Wright-Patterson Air Force base.

Top Industries and Employers in Dayton

The top industries in Dayton, including some of the fastest-growing industries, are:

The Dayton region is home to several large employers:

  • Wright-Patterson Air Force Base
  • Premier Health
  • Kettering Health Network
  • Montgomery County
  • Sinclair Community College
  • University of Dayton
  • LexisNexis

The Air Force Base alone employs nearly 30,000 people in the Dayton region, and it houses the Air Force Institute for Technology, a school that trains thousands of technical students every year.

Why is Dayton good for vocational students?

Not only is Dayton home to multiple large employers, but there are several trade and technical schools in Dayton as well.

  • Schools of Medical Massage
  • Sinclair Community College
  • University of Dayton
  • Ohio Medical Career Center
  • International College of Broadcasting
  • Tri-State Semi Driver Training
  • Ohio Business College
  • Wright State University
  • United Theological Seminary
  • Ross Medical Education Center-Dayton
  • Creative Images Institute of Cosmetology-North Dayton
  • Creative Images Institute of Cosmetology-South Dayton
  • Miami-Jacobs Career College

With so many vocational schools in Dayton for people to choose from, it can be an excellent place for vocational students to expand their career horizons. Ohio also offers the Ohio Investment in Training program, which offers technical resources and financial assistance to Ohio businesses for employee training. This, combined with the different job resources offered by many of the technical schools in Dayton, make it an ideal place to start a career. Learn more and read about Ohio trade schools.

Learn More about Dayton


Total Population140,782

Education and Earnings

# Enrolled in College15,594
Median Earnings Without High School Degree$16,735
Median Earnings With High School Degree$22,058
Median Earnings With Associate Degree$25,807


Average Commute Time21 minutes
% Commutes by Walking6.9%
% Commutes by Bicycle0.5%
% Commutes by Public Transportation7.2%


Median Housing Cost$688
Median Gross Rent$681
Median House Value$66,500
Source: American Community Survey, 2018, U.S. Census Bureau,
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