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Trade Schools in Alabama

Trade schools in Alabama help prepare students for jobs in a variety of popular fields throughout the state. And, with so much of the projected growth in the state’s labor market expected to occur in fields that don’t require four-year degrees, certification programs offered at local vocational programs are in high demand.

Whether your goal is to work in healthcare, a skilled trade like carpentry, business, or any other vocation, an Alabama trade school can help you reach your goal!

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Trade Schools in AL

Where to Find Trade Schools in AL

As of early 2014, there were 31 trade schools in Alabama that were recognized by the National Center for Education Statistics. The following table contains data and contact information for each institution.

Name Address
Alabama State College of Barber Styling 753 Main Street, Gardendale, Alabama 35071
Blue Cliff Career College 2970 Cottage Hill Rd., Suite 175, Mobile, Alabama 36606
Brown Mackie College-Birmingham 105 Vulcan Road, Suite 100, Birmingham, Alabama 35209-4701
Cardiac and Vascular Institute of Ultrasound 2936 North McVay Drive, Mobile, Alabama 36606
Columbia Southern University 21982 University Lane, Orange Beach, Alabama 36561-9000
Fortis College School of Cosmetology 300-F Azalea Rd, Mobile, Alabama 36609
Fortis College-Dothan 200 Vulcan Way, Dothan, Alabama 36303
Fortis College-Foley 200 East Laurel Avenue, Foley, Alabama 36535
Fortis College-Mobile 3590 Pleasant Valley Rd, Mobile, Alabama 36609
Fortis College-Montgomery 3470 Eastdale Cir, Montgomery, Alabama 36117
Fortis College-Montgomery 3736 Atlanta Hwy, Montgomery, Alabama 36109
Fortis Institute 100 London Pkwy Ste 150, Birmingham, Alabama 35211
Hair Academy 3150 McGehee Road, Montgomery, Alabama 36111-2201
Herzing University-Birmingham 280 West Valley Ave, Birmingham, Alabama 35209
ITT Technical Institute-Bessemer 6270 Park South Drive, Bessemer, Alabama 35022
ITT Technical Institute-Madison 9238 Madison Blvd, Ste 500, Madison, Alabama 35758
ITT Technical Institute-Mobile 3100 Cottage Hill Rd Bldg 3, Mobile, Alabama 36606
New Beginning College of Cosmetology 421 Martling Road, Albertville, Alabama 35951
Paul Mitchell the School-Birmingham 1694 Montgomery Hwy Ste 124, Hoover, Alabama 35216
Paul Mitchell the School-Huntsville 3810 Sullivan St Ste F, Madison, Alabama 35805
Prince Institute-Southeast 7735 Atlanta Hwy, Montgomery, Alabama 36117
Regency Beauty Institute-Hoover 1775 Montgomery Highway South, Hoover, Alabama 35244-0000
South University-Montgomery 5355 Vaughn Rd, Montgomery, Alabama 36116
Strayer University-Alabama 3570 Grandview Pkwy Ste 200, Birmingham, Alabama 35243
Strayer University-Huntsville Campus 4955 Corporate Drive NW Suite 200, Huntsville, Alabama 35805
University Academy of Hair Design 3400 McFarland Boulevard Suite # 3, Northport, Alabama 35476-3100
University of Phoenix-Birmingham Campus 100 Corporate Parkway, Birmingham, Alabama 35242-2982
Virginia College-Birmingham 488 Palisades Blvd., Birmingham, Alabama 35209
Virginia College-Huntsville 2021 Drake Avenue, SW, Huntsville, Alabama 35801
Virginia College-Mobile 3725 Airport Blvd, Suite 165, Mobile, Alabama 36608
Virginia College-Montgomery 6200 Atlanta Highway, Montgomery, Alabama 36117-2800

Employment & Salary Outlook

Jobs in Alabama – A Look Into the Future

The list below shows the projected, 10 fastest-growing occupations in the State of Alabama through 2020. It should be noted that eight of the 10 fields can be entered with an average of two years-or-less of education at a local vocational school.

Alabama’s 10 Fastest Growing Occupations

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Personal Care and Home Care Aides

Minimum Education: High school diploma

Median Salary in AL (2012): $17,800

2010 Employment: 4,200

2020 Employment: 7,190

Pct Change: 71%

 

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Home Health Aides

Minimum Education: High school diploma and min. 75 hours formal training

Median Salary in AL (2012): $18,800

2010 Employment: 11,370

2020 Employment: 19,230

Pct Change: 69%

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Physical Therapy Assistants

Minimum Education: Two-year associate’s degree from accredited program

Median Salary in AL (2012): $53,000

2010 Employment: 1,330

2020 Employment: 2,050

Pct Change: 54%

 

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Physical Therapist Aides

Minimum Education: High school diploma

Median Salary in AL (2012): $22,400

2010 Employment: 690

2020 Employment: 1,040

Pct Change: 51%

 

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Helpers - Carpenters

Minimum Education: High school diploma and apprenticeship

Median Salary in AL (2012): $30,100

2010 Employment: 1,190

2020 Employment: 1,780

Pct Change: 50%

 

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Diagnostic Medical Sonographers

Minimum Education: Two-year associate’s degree from accredited program.

Median Salary in AL (2012): $49,000

2010 Employment: 980

2020 Employment: 1,450

Pct Change: 48%

 

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Physical Therapists

Minimum Education: Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree.

Median Salary in AL (2012): $79,900

2010 Employment: 1,950

2020 Employment: 2,810

Pct Change: 44%

 

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Medical Secretaries

Minimum Education: High school diploma and proficiency with basic office and computer skills.

Median Salary in AL (2012): $27,600

2010 Employment: 3,710

2020 Employment: 5,340

Pct Change: 44%

 

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Dental Hygienists

Minimum Education: Two-year associate’s degree from accredited program.

Median Salary in AL (2012): $45,400

2010 Employment: 3,030

2020 Employment: 4,350

Pct Change: 44%

 

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Medical-Public Health Social Workers

Minimum Education: Four-year bachelor’s degree.

Median Salary in AL (2012): $41,700

2010 Employment: 2,390

2020 Employment: 3,420

Pct Change: 43%

 

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Source: Workforce Development Councils of Alabama

Vocational Schools in Alabama’s Largest Cities

 

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