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Trade Schools in Mississippi

Trade schools in Mississippi are a valuable resource to anyone who is interested in beginning a new job, or receiving additional education and skills for his or her current one. The Magnolia State’s vocational education system offers professional certification, diploma and degree programs in everything from healthcare to the classic trades (e.g. cosmetology) and is constantly accepting new students.

To learn more about how you can take advantage of the programs offered by vocational schools in Mississippi, and which jobs they can prepare you for, please look over the resources provided on this page.

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Trade Schools in MS

Guide to Trade Schools in MS

According to the 2014 National Center for Education Statistics directory of trade schools in Mississippi, there were 30 accredited institutions in the state at the beginning of the year. The table below contains basic program data and contact information for each school.

Name Address
Academy of Hair Design Four 3167 Hwy 80 E, Pearl, Mississippi 39208
Academy of Hair Design One 2003-B S Commerce, Grenada, Mississippi 38901
Academy of Hair Design Three 1815 Terry Rd, Jackson, Mississippi 39204
Antonelli College-Hattiesburg 1500 N 31st Ave, Hattiesburg, Mississippi 39401
Antonelli College-Jackson 2323 Lakeland Drive, Jackson, Mississippi 39232
Blue Cliff College-Gulfport 12251 Bernard Pkwy, Gulfport, Mississippi 39503
Chris Beauty College 1265 Pass Rd, Gulfport, Mississippi 39501
Corinth Academy of Cosmetology 502 Cruise St, Corinth, Mississippi 38834
Creations College of Cosmetology 2419 W Main St, Tupelo, Mississippi 38801-2635
Day Spa Career College 3900 Bienville Blvd, Ocean Springs, Mississippi 39564
Delta Beauty College 697 Delta Plaza, Greenville, Mississippi 38701
Delta Technical College 6550 D Interstate Blvd., Horn Lake, Mississippi 38637
Final Touch Beauty School 5700 North Hills Street, Meridian, Mississippi 39307
Fosters Cosmetology College 1813 Hwy 15 N, Ripley, Mississippi 38663-0066
Healing Touch Career College 4700 Hardy St. Ste H-1, Hattiesburg, Mississippi 39402
Infinity Career College 305 Hwy 16 West, Carthage, Mississippi 39051-4423
Infinity Career College 319 Pass Road, Gulfport, Mississippi 39507
ITT Technical Institute-Madison 382 Galleria Pkwy Ste 100, Madison, Mississippi 39110
KC’s School of Hair Design 7 Lafayette St., Pontotoc, Mississippi 38863-0000
Magnolia College of Cosmetology 4725 I55 N, Jackson, Mississippi 39206
Midwest Technical Institute-Ridgeland 113 Market Ridge Drive, Ridgeland, Mississippi 39157-6027
Miller-Motte Technical College-Gulfport 12121 Hwy 49 N, Gulfport, Mississippi 39503
Mississippi College of Beauty Culture 732 Sawmill Rd, Laurel, Mississippi 39440
Mississippi Institute of Aesthetics Nails & Cosmetology 507 Springridge Rd Ste G, Clinton, Mississippi 39056
Strayer University-Mississippi 460 Briarwood Dr, Jackson, Mississippi 39206
The Academy of Hair Design Six 6552 US Hwy 49, Hattiesburg, Mississippi 39401-7569
Traxlers School of Hair 2845 Suncrest Dr, Jackson, Mississippi 39212
University of Phoenix-Jackson Campus 120 Stone Creek Boulevard, Flowood, Mississippi 39232-8205
Virginia College-Biloxi 920 Cedar Lake Rd-Ste C, Biloxi, Mississippi 39532
Virginia College-Jackson 5841 Ridgewood Rd, Jackson, Mississippi 39211

Employment & Salary Outlook

Employment Projections for Mississippi

While Mississippi is still behind the national average when it comes to job creation in the wake of the Great Recession of 2008, there are some areas of projected growth. Job seekers can expect to find the most opportunity in the healthcare sector, where modest expansion is expected through 2020 according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Mississippi’s 10 Fastest Growing Occupations

The 10 fastest-growing jobs in Mississippi are reflected on the list that appears below. By clicking on the name of any position, you can watch a brief informational video or review official employment data for that job.

Dental Assistants

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

Median Salary in MS (2012): $28,700

2010 Employment: 2,690

2020 Employment: 3,170

Pct Change: 18%

 

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Home Health Aides

Minimum Education: Less than high school with certification from an accredited program. Median Salary in MS (2012): $18,100 2010 Employment: 7,980 2020 Employment: 9,390 Pct Change: 18%
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Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians

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

Median Salary in MS (2012): $32,700

2010 Employment: 1,870

2020 Employment: 2,200

Pct Change: 18%

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EMTs and Paramedics

Minimum Education: High school diploma and certification from an accredited program. Median Salary in MS (2012): $27,600 2010 Employment: 2,050 2020 Employment: 2,410 Pct Change: 17%  
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Licensed Practical Nurses

Minimum Education: License and completion of an accredited program.

Median Salary in MS (2012): $34,600

2010 Employment: 12,300

2020 Employment: 14,410

Pct Change: 17%

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Medical Assistants

Minimum Education: High school diploma and certification from an accredited program. Median Salary in MS (2012): $24,600 2010 Employment: 2,820 2020 Employment: 3,280 Pct Change: 16%  
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Medical and Health Services Managers

Minimum Education: Bachelor’s degree

Median Salary in MS (2012): $71,600

2010 Employment: 2,910

2020 Employment: 3,380

Pct Change: 16%

 

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Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan

Minimum Education: High school diploma Median Salary in MS (2012): $25,800 2010 Employment: 4,130 2020 Employment: 4,790 Pct Change: 16%  
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Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education

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

Median Salary in MS (2012): $22,300

2010 Employment: 4,440

2020 Employment: 5,140

Pct Change: 16%

 

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Security Guards

Minimum Education: High school diploma and certification from accredited program. Median Salary in MS (2012): $21,000 2010 Employment: 10,360 2020 Employment: 11,840 Pct Change: 14%  
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Source: Mississippi Department of Employment Security

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