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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.

Name Address
Alvareitas College of Cosmetology-Belleville 5400 West Main, Belleville, Illinois 62226
Alvareitas College of Cosmetology-Edwardsville 333 South Kansas St, Edwardsville, Illinois 62025
Alvareitas College of Cosmetology-Godfrey 3048 Godfrey Rd, Godfrey, Illinois 62035-4150
Ambria College of Nursing 5210 Trillium Blvd, Hoffman Estates, Illinois 60192
American Academy of Art 332 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60604-4302
American InterContinental University-Online 231 N. Martingale Rd., 6th Floor, Schaumburg, Illinois 60173
Argosy University-Chicago 225 N. Michigan Ave, Ste 1300, Chicago, Illinois 60601
Argosy University-Schaumburg 999 North Plaza Dr., Suite 111, Schaumburg, Illinois 60173-5403
Aveda Institute-Chicago 2828 N Clark St, Chicago, Illinois 60657
Bell Mar Beauty College 5717 W. Cermak Road, Cicero, Illinois 60804
BIR Training Center 3601 W Devon Avenue, Ste. 210, Chicago, Illinois 60659
Cain’s Barber College inc 365 E 51st St, Chicago, Illinois 60615-3510
CALC Institute of Technology 200A North Center Dr, Alton, Illinois 62002
Cameo Beauty Academy 9714 S Cicero, Oak Lawn, Illinois 60453
Cannella School of Hair Design-Blue Island 12943 S Western Ave, Blue Island, Illinois 60406-2130
Cannella School of Hair Design-Chicago 4269 S Archer Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60632-2549
Cannella School of Hair Design-Chicago 9012 S Commercial, Chicago, Illinois 60617-4303
Cannella School of Hair Design-Chicago 4217 W North Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60639-4828
Cannella School of Hair Design-Elgin 117 W Chicago St, Elgin, Illinois 60120
Cannella School of Hair Design-Villa Park 617 W. NORTH, Villa Park, Illinois 60181
Capri Beauty College 1938 E Lincoln Hwy, New Lenox, Illinois 60451
Capri Beauty College 15815 S Rob Roy Dr, Oak Forest, Illinois 60452
Capri Beauty College 2653 W. 63rd Street, Chicago, Illinois 60629
Chamberlain College of Nursing-Illinois 1221 N Swift Rd, Addison, Illinois 60101
Computer Systems Institute 8930 Gross Point Rd, Skokie, Illinois 60077
Concept College of Cosmetology 202 East University Street, suite H, I,& J, Urbana, Illinois 61801
Concept College of Cosmetology 2500 Georgetown Rd, Danville, Illinois 61832
Cortiva Institute-Chicago 17 N. State Street, Suite 500, Chicago, Illinois 60602
Cosmetology & Spa Academy 700 E. Terra Cotta, Crystal Lake, Illinois 60014
Coyne College 330 North Green Street, Chicago, Illinois 60607-1300
Curve Metric School of Hair Design 7645 West Belmont Avenue, Elmwood Park, Illinois 60707-1118
DeVry University-Illinois 3300 N Campbell Ave., Chicago, Illinois 60618-5994
DeVry University’s Keller Graduate School of Management-Illinois 3005 Highland Parkway, Downers Grove, Illinois 60515-5683
Educators of Beauty College of Cosmetology-La Salle 122 Wright St, La Salle, Illinois 61301
Educators of Beauty College of Cosmetology-Rockford 2601 N. Mulford, Rockford, Illinois 61114
Educators of Beauty College of Cosmetology-Sterling 211 E Third St, Sterling, Illinois 61081-3611
Empire Beauty School-Arlington Heights 264 West Rand Rd, Arlington Heights, Illinois 60004
Empire Beauty School-Hanover Park 1166 East Lake St, Hanover Park, Illinois 60133-5421
Empire Beauty School-Lisle 2709 Maple Avenue, Lisle, Illinois 60532
Estelle Skin Care and Spa Institute 10024 Skokie Blvd, #301, Skokie, Illinois 60077-9945
ETI School of Skilled Trades 13010 S Division St, Blue Island, Illinois 60406-2606
ETI School of Skilled Trades 1101 W Thorndale Ave, Itasca, Illinois 60143-1334
European Massage Therapy School-Skokie 4905 Old Orchard Center, suite 710, Skokie, Illinois 60077
Everest College-Bedford Park 7414 South Cicero Avenue, Bedford Park, Illinois 60629-5819
Everest College-Burr Ridge 6880 N Frontage Rd. Suite 400, Burr Ridge, Illinois 60527
Everest College-Melrose Park 1101 West North Avenue, Suite 1, Melrose Park, Illinois 60160-1526
Everest College-Merrionette Park 11560 S. Kedzie, Merrionette Park, Illinois 60803
Everest College-North Aurora 150 S Lincolnway #100, North Aurora, Illinois 60542
Everest College-Skokie 9811 Woods Drive, Skokie, Illinois 60077-1074
First Institute inc 790 McHenry Ave, Crystal Lake, Illinois 60014
Fox College inc 6640 S. Cicero, Bedford Park, Illinois 60638
G Skin & Beauty Institute 1200 Harger Road, Oakbrook, Illinois 60523
Gem City College 700 State St, Quincy, Illinois 62301
Hair Professionals Academy of Cosmetology 825 B6 Village Quarter Road, West Dundee, Illinois 60118
Hair Professionals Career College 10321 S Roberts Rd, Palos Hills, Illinois 60465
Hair Professionals Career College 2245 Gateway Drive, Sycamore, Illinois 60178
Hair Professionals School of Cosmetology 5460 Rte 34, Oswego, Illinois 60543
Hairmasters Institute of Cosmetology 506 S McClun St, Bloomington, Illinois 61701
Harrington College of Design 200 W. Madison, Chicago, Illinois 60606
Illinois Center for Broadcasting 455 Eisenhower Lane South Suite 200, Lombard, Illinois 60148
Illinois Center for Broadcasting–Chicago Campus 530 S. State St., Chicago, Illinois 60605
Illinois School of Health Careers 11 East Adams St. Ste 200, Chicago, Illinois 60603
Illinois School of Health Careers-O’Hare Campus 8750 W Bryn Mawr Ste 300, Chicago, Illinois 60631
Innovations Design Academy 125 E Locust St, Canton, Illinois 61520
ITT Technical Institute-Arlington Heights 3800 N. Wilke Road, Suite 100, Arlington Heights, Illinois 60004
ITT Technical Institute-Oak Brook 800 Jorie Boulevard, Suite 100, Oak Brook, Illinois 60523
ITT Technical Institute-Orland Park 11551 184th Place, Orland Park, Illinois 60467
ITT Technical Institute-Springfield 1999 Wabash Avenue, Springfield, Illinois 62704-5373
J Renee Career Facilitation 415 Airport Road, Elgin, Illinois 60123
Kendall College 900 N. North Branch St., Chicago, Illinois 60642
La James International College-East Moline 485 42nd Ave, East Moline, Illinois 61244
Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Chicago 361 W Chestnut, Chicago, Illinois 60610
Lincoln College of Technology-Melrose Park 8317 W North Avenue, Melrose Park, Illinois 60160-1605
Steven Papageorge Hair Academy 1113-15 W Belmont, Chicago, Illinois 60657
Midstate College 411 W Northmoor Road, Peoria, Illinois 61614-3595
Midwest College of Oriental Medicine-Chicago 4334 N Hazel, Suite 206, Chicago, Illinois 60613-1429
Midwest Technical Institute-East Peoria 280 High Point Ln, East Peoria, Illinois 61611
Midwest Technical Institute-Moline 3620 Avenue of the Cities, Moline, Illinois 61265-4421
Midwest Technical Institute-Springfield 2731 Farmers Market Road, Springfield, Illinois 62707
Midwestern Career College 20 North Wacker Drive Ste 3800, Chicago, Illinois 60606
Mr John’s School of Cosmetology Esthetics & Nails-Decatur 1745 E Eldorado St., Decatur, Illinois 62521
Mr John’s School of Cosmetology Esthetics & Nails-Jacksonville 1429 S Main St, Ste F, Jacksonville, Illinois 62650
Ms Robert’s Academy of Beauty Culture-Villa Park 17 E Park Blvd, Villa Park, Illinois 60181
Niles School of Cosmetology 8057 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Niles, Illinois 60714
Northwestern College 4829 North Lipps Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60630
Northwestern College-Southwestern Campus 7725 South Harlem Avenue, Bridgeview, Illinois 60455
Oehrlein School of Cosmetology 100 Meadow Ave, East Peoria, Illinois 61611
Pacific College of Oriental Medicine-Chicago 65 East Wacker Place, 21st fl, Chicago, Illinois 60601
Paul Mitchell the School-Bradley 1600 N. State Rt. 50 Room 522, Bourbonnais, Illinois 60914
Paul Mitchell the School-Chicago 1225 S Halsted St, Chicago, Illinois 60607
Paul Mitchell the School-Normal 1503 E College Ave Ste L, Normal, Illinois 61761
Pivot Point Academy 3901 West Irving Park, Chicago, Illinois 60618
Pivot Point Academy 144c East Lake Street, Bloomingdale, Illinois 60108-0000
Pivot Point Academy 1560 Sherman Avenue – Suite 700, Evanston, Illinois 60201
Prince Institute-Great Lakes 1300 E. Woodfield Road, Ste 110, Schaumburg, Illinois 60173-4908
Professionals Choice Hair Design Academy 2719 W Jefferson St, Joliet, Illinois 60435
Rasmussen College-Aurora 2363 Sequoia Drive, Suite 131, Aurora, Illinois 60506-6219
Rasmussen College-Illinois 6000 East State Street, 4th Floor, Rockford, Illinois 61108-2513
Rasmussen College-Mokena/Tinley Park 8650 West Spring Lake Road, Mokena, Illinois 60448-6219
Rasmussen College–Romeoville/Joliet 1400 West Normantown Road, Romeoville, Illinois 60446-6219
Regency Beauty Institute-Aurora 4374 East New York Street, Aurora, Illinois 60504
Regency Beauty Institute-Champaign 517 West Town Center Blvd., Champaign, Illinois 61822
Regency Beauty Institute-Crystal Lake 5657 Northwest Highway, Suite C1, Crystal Lake, Illinois 60014-0000
Regency Beauty Institute-Darien 7411 South Cass Avenue, Darien, Illinois 60561
Regency Beauty Institute-Elgin 609 S. Randall Road, Elgin, Illinois 60123
Regency Beauty Institute-Fairview Heights 10850 Lincoln Trail, Unit 16, Fairview Heights, Illinois 62208
Regency Beauty Institute-Joliet 2904 Colorado Avenue, Joliet, Illinois 60431
Regency Beauty Institute-Peoria 2601 West Lake Ave, Suite B-1A, Peoria, Illinois 61615
Regency Beauty Institute-Rockford 657 Highgrove Place, Rockford, Illinois 61108
Regency Beauty Institute-Tinley Park 15931 S. Harlem Ave, Tinley Park, Illinois 60477
Rockford Career College 1130 South Alpine Road, Rockford, Illinois 61108
Rosel School of Cosmetology 2444 W Devon Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60659
Shear Learning Academy of Cosmetology 241 North Main Street, Decatur, Illinois 62523-1208
SOLEX College 350 E Dundee Rd., Ste. 200, Wheeling, Illinois 60090-3104
SOLEX Medical Academy 350 E Dundee Rd Ste 207, Wheeling, Illinois 60090-3104
Soma Institute-The National School of Clinical Massage Therapy 55 E. Jackson Boulevard – Ste 300, Chicago, Illinois 60604-4110
Star Truck Driving School-Bensenville 710 Larsen Ln, Bensenville, Illinois 60106
Star Truck Driving School-Hickory Hills 7701 West 95th St, Hickory Hills, Illinois 60457
State Career College 2770 W. Grand Avenue, Waukegan, Illinois 60085-5129
Strayer University 2245 Sequoia Drive, Aurora, Illinois 60506-6220
Strayer University 1431 Opus Place, Downers Grove, Illinois 60515-1169
Strayer University 1101 Perimeter Drive, Schaumburg, Illinois 60173-5081
Strayer University-Illinois 100 S. Wacker Drive Ste 103, Chicago, Illinois 60606-4032
Taylor Business Institute 318 West Adams Street, Suite 500, Chicago, Illinois 60606
The College of Office Technology 1520 West Division Street, Chicago, Illinois 60642-3312
The Illinois Institute of Art-Chicago 350 N Orleans St, Suite 136-L, Chicago, Illinois 60654-1593
The Illinois Institute of Art-Schaumburg 1000 Plaza Drive, Ste. 100, Schaumburg, Illinois 60173-4913
The Salon Professional Academy 335 Vertin Boulevard, Shorewood, Illinois 60404-8789
The Salon Professional Academy of Elgin 264 S. Randall Road, Elgin, Illinois 60123-2319
Tribeca Flashpoint Media Arts Academy 28 North Clark Street, Chicago, Illinois 60602-2716
Tricoci University of Beauty Culture-Bridgeview 7350 W 87th St, Bridgeview, Illinois 60455
Tricoci University of Beauty Culture-Chicago 5321 N Harlem Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60656
Tricoci University of Beauty Culture-Chicago NE 6458 North Sheridan Road, Chicago, Illinois 60626-5232
Tricoci University of Beauty Culture-Glendale Heights 530 E North Ave, Glendale Heights, Illinois 60139
Tricoci University of Beauty Culture-Libertyville 751 E Park Ave, Libertyville, Illinois 60048
Tricoci University of Beauty Culture-Peoria 602 W Glen Ave, Peoria, Illinois 61614
Tricoci University of Beauty Culture-Rockford 5485 E State St, Rockford, Illinois 61108
Tri-County Beauty Academy 219 N State St, Litchfield, Illinois 62056
Unity Cosmetology College 24 Vermillion Plaza, Pontiac, Illinois 61764
Universal Spa Training Academy 340 Burlington Ave, Downers Grove, Illinois 60515
Universal Technical Institute of Illinois inc 601 Regency Dr, Glendale Heights, Illinois 60139-0000
University of Aesthetics-Chicago 1357 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60622
University of Aesthetics-Downers Grove 1037-1043 Curtiss St., Downers Grove, Illinois 60515
University of Phoenix-Chicago Campus 1500 McConnor Pkwy, Schaumburg, Illinois 60173-4395
University of Spa & Cosmetology Arts 2913 W. White Oaks Dr., Springfield, Illinois 62704
Vatterott College-Fairview Heights 110 Commerce Lane, Fairview Heights, Illinois 62208
Vatterott College-Quincy 3609 North Marx Drive, Quincy, Illinois 62305
Vees School of Beauty Culture 2701 State St, East Saint Louis, Illinois 62205
Westwood College-Chicago Loop One North State Street, Suite 1000, Chicago, Illinois 60602
Westwood College-Dupage 7155 Janes Avenue, Woodridge, Illinois 60517
Westwood College-O’Hare Airport 8501 W. Higgins Road Suite 100, Chicago, Illinois 60631
Westwood College-River Oaks 80 River Oaks Ctr-Ste 111, Calumet City, Illinois 60409
Worsham College of Mortuary Science 495 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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