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Trade Schools in IL

Guide to Trade Schools in IL

The National Center for Education Statistics recognized 158 accredited trade schools in Illinois at the start of the 2014 spring semester. The table below features contact information and general program data for each institution.

Alvareitas College of Cosmetology-Belleville5400 West Main, Belleville, Illinois 62226
Alvareitas College of Cosmetology-Edwardsville333 South Kansas St, Edwardsville, Illinois 62025
Alvareitas College of Cosmetology-Godfrey3048 Godfrey Rd, Godfrey, Illinois 62035-4150
Ambria College of Nursing5210 Trillium Blvd, Hoffman Estates, Illinois 60192
American Academy of Art332 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60604-4302
American InterContinental University-Online231 N. Martingale Rd., 6th Floor, Schaumburg, Illinois 60173
Argosy University-Chicago225 N. Michigan Ave, Ste 1300, Chicago, Illinois 60601
Argosy University-Schaumburg999 North Plaza Dr., Suite 111, Schaumburg, Illinois 60173-5403
Aveda Institute-Chicago2828 N Clark St, Chicago, Illinois 60657
Bell Mar Beauty College5717 W. Cermak Road, Cicero, Illinois 60804
BIR Training Center3601 W Devon Avenue, Ste. 210, Chicago, Illinois 60659
Cain’s Barber College inc365 E 51st St, Chicago, Illinois 60615-3510
CALC Institute of Technology200A North Center Dr, Alton, Illinois 62002
Cameo Beauty Academy9714 S Cicero, Oak Lawn, Illinois 60453
Cannella School of Hair Design-Blue Island12943 S Western Ave, Blue Island, Illinois 60406-2130
Cannella School of Hair Design-Chicago4269 S Archer Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60632-2549
Cannella School of Hair Design-Chicago9012 S Commercial, Chicago, Illinois 60617-4303
Cannella School of Hair Design-Chicago4217 W North Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60639-4828
Cannella School of Hair Design-Elgin117 W Chicago St, Elgin, Illinois 60120
Cannella School of Hair Design-Villa Park617 W. NORTH, Villa Park, Illinois 60181
Capri Beauty College1938 E Lincoln Hwy, New Lenox, Illinois 60451
Capri Beauty College15815 S Rob Roy Dr, Oak Forest, Illinois 60452
Capri Beauty College2653 W. 63rd Street, Chicago, Illinois 60629
Chamberlain College of Nursing-Illinois1221 N Swift Rd, Addison, Illinois 60101
Computer Systems Institute8930 Gross Point Rd, Skokie, Illinois 60077
Concept College of Cosmetology202 East University Street, suite H, I,& J, Urbana, Illinois 61801
Concept College of Cosmetology2500 Georgetown Rd, Danville, Illinois 61832
Cortiva Institute-Chicago17 N. State Street, Suite 500, Chicago, Illinois 60602
Cosmetology & Spa Academy700 E. Terra Cotta, Crystal Lake, Illinois 60014
Coyne College330 North Green Street, Chicago, Illinois 60607-1300
Curve Metric School of Hair Design7645 West Belmont Avenue, Elmwood Park, Illinois 60707-1118
DeVry University-Illinois3300 N Campbell Ave., Chicago, Illinois 60618-5994
DeVry University’s Keller Graduate School of Management-Illinois3005 Highland Parkway, Downers Grove, Illinois 60515-5683
Educators of Beauty College of Cosmetology-La Salle122 Wright St, La Salle, Illinois 61301
Educators of Beauty College of Cosmetology-Rockford2601 N. Mulford, Rockford, Illinois 61114
Educators of Beauty College of Cosmetology-Sterling211 E Third St, Sterling, Illinois 61081-3611
Empire Beauty School-Arlington Heights264 West Rand Rd, Arlington Heights, Illinois 60004
Empire Beauty School-Hanover Park1166 East Lake St, Hanover Park, Illinois 60133-5421
Empire Beauty School-Lisle2709 Maple Avenue, Lisle, Illinois 60532
Estelle Skin Care and Spa Institute10024 Skokie Blvd, #301, Skokie, Illinois 60077-9945
ETI School of Skilled Trades13010 S Division St, Blue Island, Illinois 60406-2606
ETI School of Skilled Trades1101 W Thorndale Ave, Itasca, Illinois 60143-1334
European Massage Therapy School-Skokie4905 Old Orchard Center, suite 710, Skokie, Illinois 60077
Everest College-Bedford Park7414 South Cicero Avenue, Bedford Park, Illinois 60629-5819
Everest College-Burr Ridge6880 N Frontage Rd. Suite 400, Burr Ridge, Illinois 60527
Everest College-Melrose Park1101 West North Avenue, Suite 1, Melrose Park, Illinois 60160-1526
Everest College-Merrionette Park11560 S. Kedzie, Merrionette Park, Illinois 60803
Everest College-North Aurora150 S Lincolnway #100, North Aurora, Illinois 60542
Everest College-Skokie9811 Woods Drive, Skokie, Illinois 60077-1074
First Institute of Travel, Inc.790 McHenry Ave, Crystal Lake, Illinois 60014
Fox College inc6640 S. Cicero, Bedford Park, Illinois 60638
G Skin & Beauty Institute1200 Harger Road, Oakbrook, Illinois 60523
Gem City College700 State St, Quincy, Illinois 62301
Hair Professionals Academy of Cosmetology825 B6 Village Quarter Road, West Dundee, Illinois 60118
Hair Professionals Career College10321 S Roberts Rd, Palos Hills, Illinois 60465
Hair Professionals Career College2245 Gateway Drive, Sycamore, Illinois 60178
Hair Professionals School of Cosmetology5460 Rte 34, Oswego, Illinois 60543
Hairmasters Institute of Cosmetology506 S McClun St, Bloomington, Illinois 61701
Harrington College of Design200 W. Madison, Chicago, Illinois 60606
Illinois Center for Broadcasting455 Eisenhower Lane South Suite 200, Lombard, Illinois 60148
Illinois Center for Broadcasting–Chicago Campus530 S. State St., Chicago, Illinois 60605
Illinois School of Health Careers11 East Adams St. Ste 200, Chicago, Illinois 60603
Illinois School of Health Careers-O’Hare Campus8750 W Bryn Mawr Ste 300, Chicago, Illinois 60631
Innovations Design Academy125 E Locust St, Canton, Illinois 61520
ITT Technical Institute-Arlington Heights3800 N. Wilke Road, Suite 100, Arlington Heights, Illinois 60004
ITT Technical Institute-Oak Brook800 Jorie Boulevard, Suite 100, Oak Brook, Illinois 60523
ITT Technical Institute-Orland Park11551 184th Place, Orland Park, Illinois 60467
ITT Technical Institute-Springfield1999 Wabash Avenue, Springfield, Illinois 62704-5373
J Renee Career Facilitation415 Airport Road, Elgin, Illinois 60123
Kendall College900 N. North Branch St., Chicago, Illinois 60642
La James International College-East Moline485 42nd Ave, East Moline, Illinois 61244
Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Chicago361 W Chestnut, Chicago, Illinois 60610
Lincoln College of Technology-Melrose Park8317 W North Avenue, Melrose Park, Illinois 60160-1605
Steven Papageorge Hair Academy1113-15 W Belmont, Chicago, Illinois 60657
Midstate College411 W Northmoor Road, Peoria, Illinois 61614-3595
Midwest College of Oriental Medicine-Chicago4334 N Hazel, Suite 206, Chicago, Illinois 60613-1429
Midwest Technical Institute-East Peoria280 High Point Ln, East Peoria, Illinois 61611
Midwest Technical Institute-Moline3620 Avenue of the Cities, Moline, Illinois 61265-4421
Midwest Technical Institute-Springfield2731 Farmers Market Road, Springfield, Illinois 62707
Midwestern Career College20 North Wacker Drive Ste 3800, Chicago, Illinois 60606
Mr John’s School of Cosmetology Esthetics & Nails-Decatur1745 E Eldorado St., Decatur, Illinois 62521
Mr John’s School of Cosmetology Esthetics & Nails-Jacksonville1429 S Main St, Ste F, Jacksonville, Illinois 62650
Ms Robert’s Academy of Beauty Culture-Villa Park17 E Park Blvd, Villa Park, Illinois 60181
Niles School of Cosmetology8057 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Niles, Illinois 60714
Northwestern College4829 North Lipps Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60630
Northwestern College-Southwestern Campus7725 South Harlem Avenue, Bridgeview, Illinois 60455
Oehrlein School of Cosmetology100 Meadow Ave, East Peoria, Illinois 61611
Pacific College of Oriental Medicine-Chicago65 East Wacker Place, 21st fl, Chicago, Illinois 60601
Paul Mitchell the School-Bradley1600 N. State Rt. 50 Room 522, Bourbonnais, Illinois 60914
Paul Mitchell the School-Chicago1225 S Halsted St, Chicago, Illinois 60607
Paul Mitchell the School-Normal1503 E College Ave Ste L, Normal, Illinois 61761
Pivot Point Academy3901 West Irving Park, Chicago, Illinois 60618
Pivot Point Academy144c East Lake Street, Bloomingdale, Illinois 60108-0000
Pivot Point Academy1560 Sherman Avenue – Suite 700, Evanston, Illinois 60201
Prince Institute-Great Lakes1300 E. Woodfield Road, Ste 110, Schaumburg, Illinois 60173-4908
Professionals Choice Hair Design Academy2719 W Jefferson St, Joliet, Illinois 60435
Rasmussen College-Aurora2363 Sequoia Drive, Suite 131, Aurora, Illinois 60506-6219
Rasmussen College-Illinois6000 East State Street, 4th Floor, Rockford, Illinois 61108-2513
Rasmussen College-Mokena/Tinley Park8650 West Spring Lake Road, Mokena, Illinois 60448-6219
Rasmussen College–Romeoville/Joliet1400 West Normantown Road, Romeoville, Illinois 60446-6219
Regency Beauty Institute-Aurora4374 East New York Street, Aurora, Illinois 60504
Regency Beauty Institute-Champaign517 West Town Center Blvd., Champaign, Illinois 61822
Regency Beauty Institute-Crystal Lake5657 Northwest Highway, Suite C1, Crystal Lake, Illinois 60014-0000
Regency Beauty Institute-Darien7411 South Cass Avenue, Darien, Illinois 60561
Regency Beauty Institute-Elgin609 S. Randall Road, Elgin, Illinois 60123
Regency Beauty Institute-Fairview Heights10850 Lincoln Trail, Unit 16, Fairview Heights, Illinois 62208
Regency Beauty Institute-Joliet2904 Colorado Avenue, Joliet, Illinois 60431
Regency Beauty Institute-Peoria2601 West Lake Ave, Suite B-1A, Peoria, Illinois 61615
Regency Beauty Institute-Rockford657 Highgrove Place, Rockford, Illinois 61108
Regency Beauty Institute-Tinley Park15931 S. Harlem Ave, Tinley Park, Illinois 60477
Rockford Career College1130 South Alpine Road, Rockford, Illinois 61108
Rosel School of Cosmetology2444 W Devon Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60659
Shear Learning Academy of Cosmetology241 North Main Street, Decatur, Illinois 62523-1208
SOLEX College350 E Dundee Rd., Ste. 200, Wheeling, Illinois 60090-3104
SOLEX Medical Academy350 E Dundee Rd Ste 207, Wheeling, Illinois 60090-3104
Soma Institute-The National School of Clinical Massage Therapy55 E. Jackson Boulevard – Ste 300, Chicago, Illinois 60604-4110
Star Truck Driving School-Bensenville710 Larsen Ln, Bensenville, Illinois 60106
Star Truck Driving School-Hickory Hills7701 West 95th St, Hickory Hills, Illinois 60457
State Career College2770 W. Grand Avenue, Waukegan, Illinois 60085-5129
Strayer University2245 Sequoia Drive, Aurora, Illinois 60506-6220
Strayer University1431 Opus Place, Downers Grove, Illinois 60515-1169
Strayer University1101 Perimeter Drive, Schaumburg, Illinois 60173-5081
Strayer University-Illinois100 S. Wacker Drive Ste 103, Chicago, Illinois 60606-4032
Taylor Business Institute318 West Adams Street, Suite 500, Chicago, Illinois 60606
The College of Office Technology1520 West Division Street, Chicago, Illinois 60642-3312
The Illinois Institute of Art-Chicago350 N Orleans St, Suite 136-L, Chicago, Illinois 60654-1593
The Illinois Institute of Art-Schaumburg1000 Plaza Drive, Ste. 100, Schaumburg, Illinois 60173-4913
The Salon Professional Academy335 Vertin Boulevard, Shorewood, Illinois 60404-8789
The Salon Professional Academy of Elgin264 S. Randall Road, Elgin, Illinois 60123-2319
Tribeca Flashpoint Media Arts Academy28 North Clark Street, Chicago, Illinois 60602-2716
Tricoci University of Beauty Culture-Bridgeview7350 W 87th St, Bridgeview, Illinois 60455
Tricoci University of Beauty Culture-Chicago5321 N Harlem Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60656
Tricoci University of Beauty Culture-Chicago NE6458 North Sheridan Road, Chicago, Illinois 60626-5232
Tricoci University of Beauty Culture-Glendale Heights530 E North Ave, Glendale Heights, Illinois 60139
Tricoci University of Beauty Culture-Libertyville751 E Park Ave, Libertyville, Illinois 60048
Tricoci University of Beauty Culture-Peoria602 W Glen Ave, Peoria, Illinois 61614
Tricoci University of Beauty Culture-Rockford5485 E State St, Rockford, Illinois 61108
Tri-County Beauty Academy219 N State St, Litchfield, Illinois 62056
Unity Cosmetology College24 Vermillion Plaza, Pontiac, Illinois 61764
Universal Spa Training Academy340 Burlington Ave, Downers Grove, Illinois 60515
Universal Technical Institute of Illinois inc601 Regency Dr, Glendale Heights, Illinois 60139-0000
University of Aesthetics-Chicago1357 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60622
University of Aesthetics-Downers Grove1037-1043 Curtiss St., Downers Grove, Illinois 60515
University of Phoenix-Chicago Campus1500 McConnor Pkwy, Schaumburg, Illinois 60173-4395
University of Spa & Cosmetology Arts2913 W. White Oaks Dr., Springfield, Illinois 62704
Vatterott College-Fairview Heights110 Commerce Lane, Fairview Heights, Illinois 62208
Vatterott College-Quincy3609 North Marx Drive, Quincy, Illinois 62305
Vees School of Beauty Culture2701 State St, East Saint Louis, Illinois 62205
Westwood College-Chicago LoopOne North State Street, Suite 1000, Chicago, Illinois 60602
Westwood College-Dupage7155 Janes Avenue, Woodridge, Illinois 60517
Westwood College-O’Hare Airport8501 W. Higgins Road Suite 100, Chicago, Illinois 60631
Westwood College-River Oaks80 River Oaks Ctr-Ste 111, Calumet City, Illinois 60409
Worsham College of Mortuary Science495 Northgate Pkwy, Wheeling, Illinois 60090-2646

Employment & Salary Outlook

Illinois’ 10 Fastest Growing Occupations

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Home Health Aides

Minimum Education: High school diploma with certification from an accredited program.

Median Salary in IL (2012): $22,000

2010 Employment: 34,610

2020 Employment: 49,020

Pct Change: 42%


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Software Developers, Systems Software

Minimum Education: Bachelor’s degree

Median Salary in IL (2012): $91,500

2010 Employment: 14,960

2020 Employment: 20,300

Pct Change: 36%
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Nonfarm Animal Caretakers

Minimum Education: Less than high school with apprenticeship.

Median Salary in IL (2012): $19,600

2010 Employment: 7,850

2020 Employment: 10,600

Pct Change: 35%


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Market Research Analysts and Specialists

Minimum Education: Bachelor’s degree

Median Salary in IL (2012): $58,300

2010 Employment: 13,090

2020 Employment: 17,590

Pct Change: 34%

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Personal Care Aides

Minimum Education: Less than high school

Median Salary in IL (2012): $21,300

2010 Employment: 25,380

2020 Employment: 33,720

Pct Change: 33%


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Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners

Minimum Education: Bachelor’s degree

Median Salary in IL (2012): $43,100

2010 Employment: 4,090

2020 Employment: 5,430

Pct Change: 33%

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Personal Financial Advisors

Minimum Education: Bachelor’s degree

Median Salary in IL (2012): $68,800

2010 Employment: 10,490

2020 Employment: 13,750

Pct Change: 28%


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Software Developers, Applications

Minimum Education: Bachelor’s degree

Median Salary in IL (2012): $86,000

2010 Employment: 17,860

2020 Employment: 23,140

Pct Change: 30%

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Physical Therapist Assistants

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

Median Salary in IL (2012): $49,100

2010 Employment: 3,630

2020 Employment: 4,570

Pct Change: 26%


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Loan Officers

Minimum Education: Bachelor’s degree

Median Salary in IL (2012): $64,600

2010 Employment: 13,330

2020 Employment: 16,800

Pct Change: 26%

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Source: Illinois Department of Employment Security, Economic Information and Analysis Division

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