Trade Schools in North Carolina - Finding Top NC Vocational Education

Trade schools in North Carolina provide the Tarheel State’s residents with a number of affordable, professional vocational programs that can help them secure entry-level positions in many of the region’s key industries. In addition to traditional campus-based courses, many school are now offering online classes as well in order to accommodate working students, parents, etc.

These free resource page contains information on some of the jobs that students may study for at vocational schools in North Carolina, as well as a guide to the schools themselves.

Where to Find Trade Schools in NC

At this time, the National Center for Education Statistics recognizes 74 accredited trade schools in North Carolina. Below, you’ll find a link to each program’s website as well as basic information about the institutions themselves.

Aveda Institute-Chapel Hill200 W Franklin St Ste 110, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27516
Body Therapy Institute300 Southwind Road, Siler City, North Carolina 27344-6728
Brookstone College-Charlotte10125 Berkeley Place Drive, Charlotte, North Carolina 28262
Brookstone College-Greensboro424 Gallimore Dairy Road, Greensboro, North Carolina 27409-9545
Carolina College of Hair Design85 Tunnel Road, Asheville, North Carolina 28805-1232
Carolina School of Broadcasting3435 Performance Rd, Charlotte, North Carolina 28214
Center for Massage & Natural Health16 Eagle Street, Suite 100, Asheville, North Carolina 28801
Charlotte School of Law201 South College Street, Suite 400, Charlotte, North Carolina 28244
Cheveux School of Hair Design4781-1 Gum Branch Road, Jacksonville, North Carolina 28540-9127
College of Wilmington3500 Oleander Drive Suite 1111, Wilmington, North Carolina 28403
Daoist Traditions College of Chinese Medical Arts382 Montford Ave, Asheville, North Carolina 28801
DeVry University-North Carolina2015 Ayrsley Town Blvd., Suite 109, Charlotte, North Carolina 28273-4068
DeVry University’s Keller Graduate School of Management-North Carolina2015 Ayrsley Town Boulevard, Suite 109, Charlotte, North Carolina 28273-4068
Durham Beauty Academy4600 Durham Chapel Hill Blvd Ste 31, Durham, North Carolina 27707
Empire Beauty School-ConcordShops @ Kings Grant 10075 Weddington Rd, Concord, North Carolina 28027
Empire Beauty School-Matthews11032 E Independance Blvd, Matthews, North Carolina 28105
Empire Beauty School-Pineville8700 Pineville-Matthews Rd, Charlotte, North Carolina 28226
Empire Beauty School-West Greensboro1312 Bridford Parkway, Greensboro, North Carolina 27407-2693
Fayetteville Beauty College3442 Bragg Blvd, Fayetteville, North Carolina 28303
Harrison College-Morrisville2001 Carrington Mill Boulevard, Morrisville, North Carolina 27560-0000
Health And Style Institute1114 Eastchester Dr, High Point, North Carolina 27265
ITT Technical Institute-Cary5520 Dillard Drive, Suite 100, Cary, North Carolina 27518
ITT Technical Institute-Charlotte North10926 David Taylor Drive Ste 100, Charlotte, North Carolina 28262
ITT Technical Institute-Charlotte South4135 Southstream Blvd., Suite 200, Charlotte, North Carolina 28217
ITT Technical Institute-Durham3518 Westgate Dr, Ste 150, Durham, North Carolina 27707-2554
ITT Technical Institute-High Point4050 Piedmont Parkway, Ste 110, High Point, North Carolina 27265
Kaplan College-Charlotte6070 East Independence Blvd, Charlotte, North Carolina 28212
King’s College322 Lamar Avenue, Charlotte, North Carolina 28204
Leons Beauty School inc1305 COLISEUM BLVD., Greensboro, North Carolina 27403
Living Arts College3000 Wakefield Crossing Drive, Raleigh, North Carolina 27614-7076
Miller-Motte College1291 Hargett Street, Jacksonville, North Carolina 28540-5901
Miller-Motte College-Cary2205 Walnut Street, Cary, North Carolina 27518-7171
Miller-Motte College-Fayetteville3725 Ramsey St Ste 103A, Fayetteville, North Carolina 28311
Miller-Motte College-Greenville1021 WH Smith Blvd Ste 102, Greenville, North Carolina 27834
Miller-Motte College-Raleigh3901 Capital Blvd Ste 151, Raleigh, North Carolina 27604-6072
Miller-Motte College-Wilmington5000 Market Street, Wilmington, North Carolina 28405
Mitchells Academy1301 Buck Jones Rd, Raleigh, North Carolina 27606
Mitchells Hairstyling Academy-Goldsboro1021 N Spence Ave, Goldsboro, North Carolina 27534
Mitchells Hairstyling Academy-Greenville426 Arlington Blvd, Greenville, North Carolina 27858
Mitchells Hairstyling Academy-Wilson2616 Forest Hills Road, Wilson, North Carolina 27893
MyComputerCareer.com5511 Capital Center Dr Ste 204, Raleigh, North Carolina 27606
NASCAR Technical Institute220 Byers Creek Rd, Mooresville, North Carolina 28117
Park West Barber School931 E Main St, Durham, North Carolina 27701
Park West Barber School1531 Central Avenue, Charlotte, North Carolina 28205-5013
Park West Barber School1700 Stanley Road, Greensboro, North Carolina 27407-4611
Paul Mitchell the School-Fayetteville505A Cross Creek Mall, Fayetteville, North Carolina 28303-5364
Paul Mitchell the School-Gastonia284 E Garrison Blvd, Gastonia, North Carolina 28054
Paul Mitchell The School-Raleigh8551 Glenwood Avenue, Raleigh, North Carolina 27612-7358
Pinnacle Institute of Cosmetology461 East Plaza Drive, Mooresville, North Carolina 28115
Regency Beauty Institute-Charlotte9101 Kings Parade Blvd., Suite 101, Charlotte, North Carolina 28273
Regency Beauty Institute-Durham1058 W Club Blvd Ste 826, Durham, North Carolina 27701
Regency Beauty Institute-Winston-Salem588 Hanes Mall Blvd, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27103
Regina’s College of Beauty-Charlotte2615 # 3 Freedom Dr, Charlotte, North Carolina 28208
Regina’s College of Beauty-High Point801 English Rd, High Point, North Carolina 27262
Regina’s College of Beauty-Monroe1201 Stafford st Ste B2, Monroe, North Carolina 28110
South College-Asheville140 Sweeten Creek Road, Asheville, North Carolina 28803
Strayer University-Garner Campus1812 Garner Station Blvd, Raleigh, North Carolina 27603
Strayer University-Greensboro Campus4900 Koger Blvd, Ste 400, Greensboro, North Carolina 27407
Strayer University-Huntersville Campus13620 Reese Boulevard Suite 130, Raleigh, North Carolina 28078
Strayer University-North Carolina4 Copley Pkwy, Morrisville, North Carolina 27560
Strayer University-North Charlotte8335 IBM Dr-Ste 150, Charlotte, North Carolina 28262
Strayer University-North Raleigh Campus3200 Spring Forest Road, Suite 214, Raleigh, North Carolina 27616
Strayer University-South Charlotte2440 Whitehall Park Dr Suite 700, Charlotte, North Carolina 28273
The Art Institute of CharlotteThree Lakepointe Plaze, 2110 Water Ridge Parkway, Charlotte, North Carolina 28217-4536
The Art Institute of Raleigh-Durham410 Blackwell St, Ste 200, Durham, North Carolina 27701
The Hair Design School-Charlotte4901-B N Tyron St, Charlotte, North Carolina 28213
The Hair Design School-Durham5106 N Roxboro Rd, Durham, North Carolina 27704
The Hair Design School-E Greensboro2001 E Wendover Ave, Greensboro, North Carolina 27405
The Hair Design School-Winston-Salem7740 N Point Blvd, Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27106
The Medical Arts School7041 Old Wake Forest Rd, Ste 103, Raleigh, North Carolina 27616-3211
University of Phoenix-Charlotte Campus3800 Arco Corporate Dr, Charlotte, North Carolina 28273-3409
University of Phoenix-Raleigh Campus5511 Capital Center Dr, Raleigh, North Carolina 27606-3380
Winston Salem Barber School1531 Silas Creek Pky, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27127

Employment & Salary Outlook

North Carolina in 2020 – The Job Market

Today’s North Carolina job market is on a decided upswing in the aftermath of the Great Recession, and is experiencing particularly strong growth in the healthcare, finance and technology fields. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, five of the top fastest-growing positions in the state are from these industries (see below).

North Carolina’s 10 Fastest-Growing Occupations

The 10 fastest-growing jobs in the State of North Carolina through the Year 2020 are highlighted in the list below. To learn more about any of these jobs, simply click on the name and you’ll be able to view a short video and review current and projected employment data.

Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists

Minimum Education: Doctoral or professional degree.

Median Salary in NC (2012): $81,200

2010 Employment: 4,270

2020 Employment: 6,550

Pct Change: 53%


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Market Research Analysts and Specialists

Minimum Education: Bachelor’s degree. Median Salary in NC (2012): $59,400 2010 Employment: 9,750 2020 Employment: 13,580 Pct Change: 39%
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Personal Financial Advisors

Minimum Education: Bachelor’s degree.

Median Salary in NC (2012): $59,500

2010 Employment: 4,880

2020 Employment: 6,480

Pct Change: 33%

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Coaches and Scouts

Minimum Education: Bachelor’s degree. Median Salary in NC (2012): $29,600 2010 Employment: 7,110 2020 Employment: 9,350 Pct Change: 32%  
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Personal Care Aides

Minimum Education: Less than high school.

Median Salary in NC (2012): $19,100

2010 Employment: 14,700

2020 Employment: 19,290

Pct Change: 31%

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EMTs and Paramedics

Minimum Education: Two-year associate’s degree from an accredited program. Median Salary in NC (2012): $31,200 2010 Employment: 9,290 2020 Employment: 12,150 Pct Change: 31%  
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Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers

Minimum Education: High school diploma.

Median Salary in NC (2012): $40,800

2010 Employment: 7,200

2020 Employment: 8,600

Pct Change: 20%


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Medical Secretaries

Minimum Education: High school diploma. Median Salary in NC (2012): $29,300 2010 Employment: 10,780 2020 Employment: 13,790 Pct Change: 28%  
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Financial Analysts

Minimum Education: Bachelor’s degree.

Median Salary in NC (2012): $71,400

2010 Employment: 6,780

2020 Employment: 8,450

Pct Change: 25%


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Paralegals and Legal Assistants

Minimum Education: Two-year associate’s degree from an accredited program. Median Salary in NC (2012): $39,000 2010 Employment: 10,310 2020 Employment: 12,840 Pct Change: 25%  
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Source: The Employment Security Commission of North Carolina

Vocational Schools in North Carolina’s Largest Cities

  • Charlotte
  • Raleigh
  • Greensboro
  • Durham
  • Winston-Salem
  • Fayetteville
  • Cary
  • Wilmington
  • High Point
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