Trade Schools in Minnesota - Locating the Right Vocational Training

Are you looking for information on trade schools in Minnesota? On this resource page you’ll find information on the types of jobs you can become qualified for through vocational training and will also find the latest information on the state’s vocational-technical education system.

Read on to review employment projections for the region through 2020 and a list of accredited vocational schools in Minnesota! If you want to do a quick search, use the feature below!

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Employment Projections for Minnesota

The healthcare, technology and business sectors are all expected to expand and add new jobs in Minnesota through 2020 according to the MN Department of Employment and Economic Development. Job creation in the state has surpassed the national average every year since 2010 per, and this trend is expected to continue to produce new opportunities for qualified individuals over the remainder of the decade.

Trade Schools in MN

Guide to Trade Schools in MN

At the beginning of 2014, there were 72 accredited trade schools in Minnesota per the National Center for Education Statistics. Program information and a link to each school’s site can be found in the table below.

Academy College1101 E. 78th Street, Suite 100, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55420-1554
American Academy of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine1925 W County Rd B-2, Roseville, Minnesota 55113
Anthem College-Minnesota5100 Gamble Drive 2nd Floor, Saint Louis Park, Minnesota 55416
Argosy University-Twin Cities1515 Central Parkway, Eagan, Minnesota 55121
Avalon School of Cosmetology1428 N McMillan St, Worthington, Minnesota 56187
Aveda Institute-Minneapolis400 Central Ave SE, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55414
Capella University225 South 6th Street, 9th Floor, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55402-3389
CenterPoint Massage and Shiatsu Therapy School and Clinic5300 West 35th Street, St Louis Park, Minnesota 55416
Cosmetology Careers Unlimited College of Hair Skin and Nails121 W Superior St, Duluth, Minnesota 55802
Cosmetology Careers Unlimited College of Hair Skin and Nails2534 E. Beltline, Hibbing, Minnesota 55746
DeVry University-Minnesota7700 France Ave. S., Ste. 575, Edina, Minnesota 55435-5876
DeVry University’s Keller Graduate School of Management-Minnesota7700 France Ave. South, Suite 575, Edina, Minnesota 55435-5876
Duluth Business University4724 Mike Colalillo Drive, Dultuh, Minnesota 55807
Empire Beauty School-Bloomington9749 Lyndale Ave S, Bloomington, Minnesota 55420-4232
Empire Beauty School-Eden Prairie964 Prairie Center Dr., Eden Prairie, Minnesota 55344
Empire Beauty School-Spring Lake Park8205 University Ave, Spring Lake Park, Minnesota 55432
Empire Beauty School-St Paul1905 Suburban Ave, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55119-7003
Everest Institute-Eagan1000 Blue Gentian Road, Suite 250, Eagan, Minnesota 55121-1696
Globe University-MinneapolisIDS Center, 80 South 8th Street, Suite 51, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55402
Globe University-Woodbury8089 Globe Drive, Woodbury, Minnesota 55125-3388
Hastings Beauty School221 Second Street East, Hastings, Minnesota 55033
Institute of Production and Recording300 North 1st Ave, Suite 500, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55401
ITT Technical Institute-Brooklyn Center6120 Earle Brown Drive, Suite 100, Brooklyn Center, Minnesota 55430-4100
ITT Technical Institute-Eden Prairie7905 Golden Triangle Drive, Suite 100, Eden Prairie, Minnesota 55344
McNally Smith College of Music19 Exchange Street East, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55101-2220
Miami Ad School-Minneapolis25 North 4th Street , Suite 201, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55401
Minneapolis Business College1711 W County Rd B, Roseville, Minnesota 55113-0000
Minneapolis Media Institute4100 W 76th Street, Edina, Minnesota 55435
Minnesota School of Business-Blaine3680 Pheasant Ridge Dr NE, Blaine, Minnesota 55449
Minnesota School of Business-Brooklyn Center5910 Shingle Creek Pky, Brooklyn Center, Minnesota 55430
Minnesota School of Business-Elk River11500 193rd Ave NW, Elk River, Minnesota 55330
Minnesota School of Business-Lakeville17685 Juniper Path, Lakeville, Minnesota 55044
Minnesota School of Business-Moorhead2777 34th Street South, Moorhead, Minnesota 56560
Minnesota School of Business-Plymouth1455 County Rd 101 North, Plymouth, Minnesota 55447
Minnesota School of Business-Richfield1401 W 76 St, Richfield, Minnesota 55423
Minnesota School of Business-Rochester2521 Pennington Drive NW, Rochester, Minnesota 55901
Minnesota School of Business-Shakopee1200 Shakopee Town Square, Shakopee, Minnesota 55379
Minnesota School of Business-Waite Park1201 2nd Street South, Waite Park, Minnesota 56387
Minnesota School of Cosmetology1750 WEIR DRIVE, WOODBURY, Minnesota 55125
Minnesota School of Cosmetology-Plymouth Campus1425 County Rd 101 N, Plymouth, Minnesota 55447
Model College of Hair Design201 Eighth Ave S, Saint Cloud, Minnesota 56301-4332
National American University-Bloomington7801 Metro Parkway, Suite 200, Bloomington, Minnesota 55425-5550
National American University-Brooklyn Center6200 Shingle Creek Parkway, Suite 130, Brooklyn Center, Minnesota 55430-4100
National American University-Burnsville513 West Travelers Trail, Burnsville, Minnesota 55337-2548
National American University-Roseville1550 West Highway 36, Roseville, Minnesota 55113-4035
Northwest Technical Institute950 Blue Gentian Road Suite#500, Eagan, Minnesota 55121-1576
Nova Academy of Cosmetology1629 N Broadway Ste 7, Rochester, Minnesota 55906
Park Avenue School of Cosmetology306 Main Ave S, Park Rapids, Minnesota 56470-1551
PCI Academy4315 Peony Lane N, Plymouth, Minnesota 55446
Rasmussen College-Blaine3629 95th Avenue Northeast, Blaine, Minnesota 55014-8624
Rasmussen College-Bloomington4400 West 78th Street, 6th Floor, Bloomington, Minnesota 55435-5444
Rasmussen College-Brooklyn Park8301 93rd Avenue North, Brooklyn Park, Minnesota 55445-8658
Rasmussen College-Eagan3500 Federal Drive, Eagan, Minnesota 55122-1346
Rasmussen College-Lake Elmo/Woodbury8565 Eagle Point Circle, Lake Elmo, Minnesota 55042-8624
Rasmussen College-Mankato130 Saint Andrews Drive, Mankato, Minnesota 56001-8658
Rasmussen College-Minnesota226 Park Avenue South, St. Cloud, Minnesota 56301-3713
Regency Beauty Institute-Blaine1351 113th Ave NE, Blaine, Minnesota 55434
Regency Beauty Institute-Burnsville14350 Buck Hill Road, Burnsville, Minnesota 55306
Regency Beauty Institute-Duluth5115 Burning Tree Road, Suite 308, Duluth, Minnesota 55811
Regency Beauty Institute-Maplewood3000 White Bear Avenue North, Maplewood, Minnesota 55109
Regency Beauty Institute-Ridgedale12993 Ridgedale Drive, Suite 103, Minnetonka, Minnesota 55305
Regency Beauty Institute-St Cloud110 2nd Street South, Waite Park, Minnesota 55387
Rochester School of Hair Design4229 Highway 52 North, Rochester, Minnesota 55901-4310
Strayer University1600 West 82nd Street, Bloomington, Minnesota 55431-1411
Strayer University-Minnesota6465 Wayzata Blvd., St. Louis Park, Minnesota 55426-1723
The Art Institutes International-Minnesota15 S 9th Street, LaSalle Building, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55402
University of Phoenix-Minneapolis St Paul Campus435 Ford Rd, Saint Louis Park, Minnesota 55426-4915
Walden University100 Washington Avenue South, Suite 900, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55401

Employment & Salary Outlook

Minnesota’s 10 Fastest Growing Occupations

The following list shows the 10 fastest-growing positions in Minnesota according to the latest official projections. If you’d like to learn more about any of these jobs, clicking on the name will expand the section to reveal an informational video and current employment data.

Veterinary Technologists and Technicians

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

Median Salary in MN (2012): $30,900

2010 Employment: 1,850

2020 Employment: 3,130

Pct Change: 69%


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Personal Care Aides

Minimum Education: Less than high school. Median Salary in MN (2012): $22,500 2010 Employment: 44,320 2020 Employment: 71,900 Pct Change: 62%
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Home Health Aides

Minimum Education: Less than high school with certification from an accredited program.

Median Salary in MN (2012): $22,700

2010 Employment: 38,400

2020 Employment: 58,990

Pct Change: 54%

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Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters

Minimum Education: High school diploma with apprenticeship. Median Salary in MN (2012): $61,800 2010 Employment: 6,810 2020 Employment: 9,630 Pct Change: 41%  
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Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers

Minimum Education: Less than high school with apprenticeship

Median Salary in MN (2012): $44,300

2010 Employment: 3,000

2020 Employment: 4,100

Pct Change: 37%

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Cost Estimators

Minimum Education: Master’s degree Median Salary in MN (2012): $57,000 2010 Employment: 3,700 2020 Employment: 5,030 Pct Change: 36%  
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Minimum Education: High school diploma with apprenticeship

Median Salary in MN (2012): $62,500

2010 Employment: 9,910

2020 Employment: 13,450

Pct Change: 36%


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Physical Therapists

Minimum Education: Doctoral or professional degree (DPT) Median Salary in MI (2012): $74,300 2010 Employment: 3,530 2020 Employment: 4,690 Pct Change: 33%  
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Market Research Analysts and Specialists

Minimum Education: Bachelor’s degree

Median Salary in MN (2012): $63,000

2010 Employment: 8,070

2020 Employment: 10,710

Pct Change: 33%


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EMTs and Paramedics

Minimum Education: High school diploma and certification from accredited program. Median Salary in MN (2012): $33,300 2010 Employment: 4,430 2020 Employment: 5,860 Pct Change: 32%  
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Source: Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development

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