Vocational and Trade Schools in Greensboro, NC

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Greensboro sits on Lake Townsend in northern North Carolina. It's a short drive from Virginia, and a bit further to the beach. The booming manufacturing industry is one of the reasons why Greensboro is good for trade students.

Top Employers and Industries in Greensboro

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

The city works closely with other local cities to attract business to the area, so there are several large employers in the Triad area with some of the highest-paying careers:

  • Guilford County Schools
  • Cone Health
  • City of Greensboro
  • Ralph Lauren Corp.
  • Guilford County
  • High Point Regional UNC Health Care
  • UNCG
  • U.S. Postal Service
  • Volvo Trucks North America
  • BB&T
  • United Health Care

The most common occupations in Greensboro are management (except farm management), retail sales (except cashiers), maintenance and building, material recording/distributing, office and administrative support workers (including supervisors), cashiers and driver/truck driving jobs.

Greensboro, North Carolina Trade and Vocational Schools

Why is Greensboro good for vocational students? Greensboro is home to several trade and vocational schools, as well as universities with two-year degree programs at:

  • Bennett College
  • Brookstone College
  • ECPI University
  • Empire Beauty School-E Greensboro
  • Greensboro College
  • Guilford College
  • Leons Beauty School, Inc.
  • North Carolina A & T State University
  • University of North Carolina at Greensboro

There are also job training programs and incentives offered through both the state and local organizations. New or expanding businesses can take advantage of state worker training tax credits provided by the William S. Lee Act.

And the North Carolina Division of Employment and Training offers job training programs to new or expanding manufacturing businesses that create at least 12 production jobs in the state. This industrial training service is state-financed and instructors are sent by the state, at the convenience of the company, to test potential job candidates.

For more insight into trade and vocational careers and education in the state, read about trade schools in North Carolina.

Learn More about Greensboro


Total Population288,719

Education and Earnings

# Enrolled in College29,448
Median Earnings Without High School Degree$21,601
Median Earnings With High School Degree$26,469
Median Earnings With Associate Degree$29,954


Average Commute Time21 minutes
% Commutes by Walking1.8%
% Commutes by Bicycle0.2%
% Commutes by Public Transportation1.4%


Median Housing Cost$892
Median Gross Rent$846
Median House Value$152,900
Source: American Community Survey, 2018, U.S. Census Bureau,
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