Trade Schools in Missouri - Finding the Best Vocational Training in MO

Trade schools in Missouri are an excellent resource available to all state residents interested in adding to their current skill set or acquiring a brand new one. Vocational programs offered in the Show Me State range from degree programs in professional fields to certification and diploma courses in skilled trades.

Find out more about the opportunities now available at vocational schools in Missouri, and the state’s projected labor market, in the resource page below.

Guide to Trade Schools in MO

Per the latest data available from the National Center for Education Statistics,there are currently 95 accredited trade schools in Missouri. Program information and a link to each school’s website is included in the table below.


Academy of Hair Design1834 S Glenstone, Springfield, Missouri 65804
American College of Hair Design Inc125 Winchester Drive, Sedalia, Missouri 65301
American College of Technology2700 N Belt Hwy Ste 201, Saint Joseph, Missouri 64506-2000
American Trade School3925 Industrial Drive, Saint Ann, Missouri 63074-1807
Anthem College-Fenton645 Gravois Bluffs Blvd, Fenton, Missouri 63026
Anthem College-Kansas City9001 State Line Rd 1st floor, Kansas City, Missouri 64114
Anthem College-Maryland Heights13723 Riverport Drive Suite 103, Maryland Heights, Missouri 63042
Aviation Institute of Maintenance-Kansas City4100 Raytown Road, Kansas City, Missouri 64129
Brown Mackie College-St Louis2 Soccer Park Rd, Fenton, Missouri 63026
Bryan University4255 Nature Center Way, Springfield, Missouri 65804
Bryan University3215 LeMone Industrial Boulevard, Columbia, Missouri 65201-8248
Central College of Cosmetology690 Missouri Avenue , Suite #3, Saint Robert, Missouri 65584
Chamberlain College of Nursing-Missouri11830 Westline Industrial Dr., Ste. 106, St. Louis, Missouri 63146-0000
Chillicothe Beauty Academy Inc505 Elm, Chillicothe, Missouri 64601
Colorado Technical University-Kansas City520 E 19th Ave, North Kansas City, Missouri 64116
Concorde Career Colleges3239 Broadway, Kansas City, Missouri 64111-2407
Cosmetology College of Franklin County570 S Main St, Saint Clair, Missouri 63077-1515
Cosmetology Concepts Institute1611 Burlington Street Suite A, Columbia, Missouri 65202
DeVry University-Missouri11224 Holmes Road, Kansas City, Missouri 64131-3626
DeVry University’s Keller Graduate School of Management-Missouri11224 Holmes Road, Kansas City, Missouri 64131-3626
Donna’s Academy of Hair Design14454 North US Highway 169, Smithville, Missouri 64089-9042
Eclipse School of Cosmetology and Barbering52 s. plaza way, Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701
Elaine Steven Beauty College10420 W Florissant, Saint Louis, Missouri 63136-5618
Everest College-Earth City3420 Rider Trail South, Earth City, Missouri 63045
Everest College-Kansas City1740 W 92nd St, Kansas City, Missouri 64114
Everest College-Springfield1010 W Sunshine, Springfield, Missouri 65807
Grabber School of Hair Design9833 Watson Road, St. Louis, Missouri 63126
Grantham University7200 NW 86th St, Kansas City, Missouri 64153
Hair Academy 110110 N Franklin, Kirksville, Missouri 63501
Healing Arts Center10073 Manchester Road, Suite 100, St. Louis, Missouri 63122
Heritage College-Kansas City1200 East 104th Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64131
Hickey College940 Westport Plaza, Saint Louis, Missouri 63146
House of Heavilin Beauty College-Blue Springs2000 SW State Route 7, Blue Springs, Missouri 64014
House of Heavilin Beauty College-Kansas City5720 Troost, Kansas City, Missouri 64110-2826
House of Heavilin Beauty College-Raymore800 W Foxwood Dr., Raymore, Missouri 64083-9195
Independence College of Cosmetology815 W 23rd St, Independence, Missouri 64055
ITT Technical Institute-Arnold1930 Meyer Drury Dr, Arnold, Missouri 63010
ITT Technical Institute-Earth City3640 Corporate Trail Drive, Earth City, Missouri 63045
ITT Technical Institute-Kansas City9150 East 41st Place, Kansas City, Missouri 64133
ITT Technical Institute-Springfield3216 S. National Ave, Springfield, Missouri 65807
L’Ecole Culinaire-St. Louis9811 South Forty Drive, St. Louis, Missouri 63124-1188
Lutheran School of Nursing3547 S Jefferson Ave, Saint Louis, Missouri 63118-3909
Merrell University of Beauty Arts and Science1101 R Southwest Blvd, Jefferson City, Missouri 65109
Metro Business College-Arnold2132 Tenbrook Rd, Arnold, Missouri 63010
Metro Business College-Cape Girardeau1732 N Kingshighway, Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701
Metro Business College-Jefferson City210 El Mercado Plaza, Jefferson City, Missouri 65109
Metro Business College-Rolla1202 E Hwy 72, Rolla, Missouri 65401
Midwest Institute964 South Highway Drive, Fenton, Missouri 63026
Missouri College1405 South Hanley Road, Brentwood, Missouri 63144
Missouri College of Cosmetology North3014 E Sunshine St Ste G, Springfield, Missouri 65804-2000
Missouri School of Barbering & Hairstyling-St. Louis1125 North Highway 67, Florissant, Missouri 63031-4701
Missouri Tech1690 Country Club Plaza Dr, Saint Charles, Missouri 63303-3887
National Academy of Beauty Arts-Farmington670 Walton Drive, Farmington, Missouri 63640
National Academy of Beauty Arts-St Louis157 Concord Plz Lower Level, Saint Louis, Missouri 63128-0000
National American University-Independence3620 South Arrowhead Avenue, Independence, Missouri 64057-1791
National American University-Lee’s Summit401 North West Murray Road, Lee’s Summit, Missouri 64081-1425
National American University-Zona Rosa7490 North West 87th Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64153-1934
Neosho Beauty College116 N Wood St, Neosho, Missouri 64850
New Dimensions School of Hair Design621 Kentucky Ave., Joplin, Missouri 64801-5017
Paris II Educational Center6840 N Oak Trfwy, Gladstone, Missouri 64118
Paul Mitchell the School-Springfield3017 S Kansas Expy, Springfield, Missouri 65807
Paul Mitchell the School-St Louis30 Maryland Plaza Suite 200, St. Louis, Missouri 63108-1554
Pinnacle Career Institute–North Kansas City11500 N Ambassador Ste 221, Kansas City, Missouri 64153
Pinnacle Career Institute-South Kansas City1001 E. 101st Terrace, Suite 325, Kansas City, Missouri 64131-3367
Professional Massage Training Center229 East Commercial Street, Springfield, Missouri 65803
Regency Beauty Institute-Independence14133 East Highway 40, Kansas City, Missouri 64136
Regency Beauty Institute-Mehlville4468 Lemay Ferry Road, Mehlville, Missouri 64129
Regency Beauty Institute-Springfield1415 E Battlefield, Unit 1415, Springfield, Missouri 65804
Regency Beauty Institute-St Peters259 Salt Lick Road, St. Peters, Missouri 63376
Research College of Nursing2525 E. Meyer Boulevard, Kansas City, Missouri 64132-1199
Salem College of Hairstyling1051 Kings Hwy, Suite #1, Rolla, Missouri 65401
Seymour Beauty Academy209 South Commercial Street, Seymour, Missouri 65746-8743
Skin Institute25 Ronnies Plaza, Saint Louis, Missouri 63126
St Louis College of Health Careers-Fenton1297 North Highway Drive, Fenton, Missouri 63026
St Louis College of Health Careers-St Louis909 South Taylor Avenue, Saint Louis, Missouri 63110
St Louis Hair Academy3701 Kossuth ave, Saint Louis, Missouri 63107-1737
Stevens Institute of Business & Arts1521 Washington Avenue, Saint Louis, Missouri 63103
The Salon Professional Academy3141 West Clay Street, St. Charles, Missouri 63301-1021
Transformed Barber and Cosmetology Academy5720 E Bannister Rd, Kansas City, Missouri 64137
Trend Setters School of Cosmetology835 S. Kingshighway, Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63703-0000
University of Phoenix-Kansas City Campus1310 E 104th St, Kansas City, Missouri 64131-4504
University of Phoenix-Springfield Campus1343 E Kingsley St, Springfield, Missouri 65804-7216
University of Phoenix-St Louis CampusRiverpoint Executive Center II, 13801 Riverport Dr, Saint Louis, Missouri 63043
Vatterott College-Berkeley8580 Evans Avenue, Berkeley, Missouri 63134
Vatterott College-Joplin809 Illinois, Joplin, Missouri 64801
Vatterott College-Kansas City8955 E 38th Terrace, Kansas City, Missouri 64129
Vatterott College-Springfield3850 South Campbell, Springfield, Missouri 65807
Vatterott College-St Charles3550 W. Clay Street, St Charles, Missouri 63301
Vatterott College-St Joseph3131 Frederick Ave., Saint Joseph, Missouri 64506
Vatterott College-Sunset Hills12900 Maurer Industrial Dr, Sunset Hills, Missouri 63127-1516
WellSpring School of Allied Health9140 Ward Pkwy Ste 100, Kansas City, Missouri 64114-3313

Employment & Salary Outlook

Missouri’s Job Market in 2020

Healthy growth is projected for Missouri’s healthcare, manufacturing and financial labor markets through 2020 according to the Missouri Department of Economic Development. Graduates from vocational schools in the state will have above-average opportunities to find entry-level positions in all of these industries, as the list in the following section illustrates.

Missouri’s 10 Fastest Growing Occupations

The following list reflects the 10 fastest-growing positions in Missouri over the remainder of the decade. You can watch a brief video profiling each of them, or read the official state employment statistics, by click on any name below.

Brickmasons and Blockmasons

Minimum Education: High school diploma and apprenticeship.

Median Salary in MO (2012): $64,200

2010 Employment: 2,710

2020 Employment: 3,710

Pct Change: 37%


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HVAC Technicians

Minimum Education: High school diploma and certification from an accredited program. Median Salary in MO (2012): $45,000 2010 Employment: 4,850 2020 Employment: 6,480 Pct Change: 34%
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Cost Estimators

Minimum Education: Bachelor’s degree

Median Salary in MO (2012): $57,400

2010 Employment: 4,500

2020 Employment: 5,980

Pct Change: 33%

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Home Health Aides

Minimum Education: Less than high school with certification from an accredited program. Median Salary in MO (2012): $19,000 2010 Employment: 13,870 2020 Employment: 18,410 Pct Change: 33%  
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Personal Care Aides

Minimum Education: Less than high school.

Median Salary in MO (2012): $18,900

2010 Employment: 20,930

2020 Employment: 27,760

Pct Change: 33%

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Market Research Analysts and Specialists

Minimum Education: Bachelor’s degree Median Salary in MO (2012): $56,200 2010 Employment: 3,460 2020 Employment: 4,460 Pct Change: 29%  
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Personal Financial Advisors

Minimum Education: Bachelor’s degree

Median Salary in U.S. (2012): $67,500

2010 Employment: 4,470

2020 Employment: 5,670

Pct Change: 27%


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Medical Secretaries

Minimum Education: High school diploma Median Salary in MO (2012): $28,600 2010 Employment: 21,960 2020 Employment: 27,710 Pct Change: 26%  
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Industrial Machinery Mechanics

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

Median Salary in MO (2012): $44,200

2010 Employment: 5,100

2020 Employment: 6,240

Pct Change: 26%


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Minimum Education: High school diploma and apprenticeship. Median Salary in MO (2012): $44,900 2010 Employment: 22,770 2020 Employment: 28,630 Pct Change: 26%  
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Source: Missouri Department of Economic Development, Missouri Economic Research and Information Center

Vocational Schools in Missouri’s Largest Cities

  • Kansas City
  • St. Louis
  • Springfield
  • Independence
  • East Independence
  • Columbia
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