Trade Schools in Pennsylvania - Locate PA Vocational Training Courses

Trade schools in Pennsylvania offer certification courses and degree programs in most fields, and help students become better qualified for jobs with many of the state’s top employers.

Programs can often be completed in just a matter of months, and many institutions now provide online classes as part of their curriculum. Take a fast and easy look at your local trade and vocational schools by putting your zip code in below.

Accredited Trade Schools in PA

The National Center for Education Statistics recognized 175 trade schools in Pennsylvania at the beginning of the 2014 school year. You can find a link to each program, as well as general data about the institution in the table below.


All-State Career School-Allied Health Campus50 W Powhattan Ave, Essington, Pennsylvania 19029
All-State Career School-Lester501 Seminole St, Lester, Pennsylvania 19029
All-State Career School-Pittsburgh1200 Lebanon Road, West Mifflin, Pennsylvania 15122
Altoona Beauty School Inc1554 Valley View Blvd., Altoona, Pennsylvania 16602-6039
American Beauty Academy9902 Roosevelt Blvd., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19115
Anthem Institute-Springfield400 S. State Rd 2nd Flr, Springfield, Pennsylvania 19064
Antonelli Institute300 Montgomery Ave, Erdenheim, Pennsylvania 19038-8242
Antonelli Medical and Professional Institute1700 Industrial Highway, Pottstown, Pennsylvania 19464
Automotive Training Center900 Johnsville Blvd, Warminster, Pennsylvania 18974
Automotive Training Center114 Pickering Way, Exton, Pennsylvania 19341-1310
Aviation Institute of Maintenance-Philadelphia3001 Grant Avenue, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19114-1018
Baltimore School of Massage-York170 Red Rock Road, York, Pennsylvania 17402-8046
Barone Beauty Academy501 E Third St, Williamsport, Pennsylvania 17701
Beaver Falls Beauty Academy720 13th St, Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania 15010-4208
Bella Capelli Academy151 Wyngate Drive, Monroeville, Pennsylvania 15146-2388
Berks Technical Institute2205 Ridgewood Rd, Wyomissing, Pennsylvania 19610-1168
Bradford School125 West Station Square Drive, Suite 129, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15219
Buck’s County School of Beauty Culture inc1761 Bustleton Pike, Feasterville, Pennsylvania 19053-7368
Butler Beauty Academy233 S Main St, Butler, Pennsylvania 16001
Cambria-Rowe Business College-Indiana422 S 13th St, Indiana, Pennsylvania 15701
Cambria-Rowe Business College-Johnstown221 Central Ave, Johnstown, Pennsylvania 15902
Career Training Academy-Monroeville4314 Old William Penn Highway, Monroeville, Pennsylvania 15146
Career Training Academy-New Kensington950 5th Ave, New Kensington, Pennsylvania 15068-6308
Career Training Academy-Pittsburgh1500 Shoppes at Northway, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15237
CDE Career Institute1644 Route 611, Tannersville, Pennsylvania 18372
Central Penn CollegeCollege Hill & Valley Rds, Summerdale, Pennsylvania 17093-0309
Chambersburg Beauty School171 Cedar Ave, Chambersburg, Pennsylvania 17201
Consolidated School of Business-Lancaster2124 Ambassador Cir, Lancaster, Pennsylvania 17603
Consolidated School of Business-York1605 Clugston Rd, York, Pennsylvania 17404
Cortiva Institute-Pennsylvania School of Muscle Therapy211 South Gulph Road Suite 100, King of Prussia, Pennsylvania 19406
DCI Career Institute366 Beaver Valley Mall, Monaca, Pennsylvania 15061
Dean Institute of Technology1501 W Liberty Ave, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15226-1197
DeVry University-Pennsylvania1140 Virginia Dr, Fort Washington, Pennsylvania 19034-3204
DeVry University’s Keller Graduate School of Management-Pennsylvania1140 Virginia Drive, Fort Washington, Pennsylvania 19034-3204
Douglas Education Center130 7th St, Monessen, Pennsylvania 15062
Du Bois Business College-Du BoisMain Campus, One Beaver Dr, Du Bois, Pennsylvania 15801
Du Bois Business College-HuntingdonHuntingdon Cnty Campus 1001 Moore Street, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania 16652
Du Bois Business College-Oil CityOil City Campus 701 East Third Street, Oil City, Pennsylvania 16301
Empire Beauty School-Lehigh Valley1634 MacArthur Rd, Whitehall, Pennsylvania 18052
Empire Beauty School-Center City Philadelphia1522 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19102-2701
Empire Beauty School-Exton454 W Lincoln Highway, Exton, Pennsylvania 19341
Empire Beauty School-HanoverClearview Shp Ctr., 1000 Carlisle St, Hanover, Pennsylvania 17331
Empire Beauty School-Harrisburg3941 Jonestown Rd, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17109
Empire Beauty School-Lancaster1801 Columbia Ave, Lancaster, Pennsylvania 17603
Empire Beauty School-Lebanon1776 Quentin Rd Cedar Crest Sq, Lebanon, Pennsylvania 17042
Empire Beauty School-MonroevilleThe Plaza at 320 Mall Blvd, Monroeville, Pennsylvania 15146-2229
Empire Beauty School-NE Philadelphia1026 Woodhaven Rd, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19154
Empire Beauty School-North Hills4768 McKnight Road, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15237
Empire Beauty School-Pottsville396 Pottsville – St. Clair Highway, Pottsville, Pennsylvania 17901
Empire Beauty School-Reading2302 N 5th St, Reading, Pennsylvania 19605
Empire Beauty School-Shamokin DamOrchard Hills Plz US Rte 11 & 15, Shamokin Dam, Pennsylvania 17876
Empire Beauty School-Springfield799 W Sproul Rd, Springfield, Pennsylvania 19064
Empire Beauty School-State College206 W Hamilton Ave, State College, Pennsylvania 16801
Empire Beauty School-Warminster435 York Rd, Warminster, Pennsylvania 18974
Empire Beauty School-West Mifflin2393 Mountainview Dr, West Mifflin, Pennsylvania 15122
Empire Beauty School-Williamsport1808 East Third Street, Williamsport, Pennsylvania 17701
Empire Beauty School-Wyoming Valley3370 Birney Avenue, Moosic, Pennsylvania 18507
Empire Beauty School-York2592 Eastern Blvd, Kingston Square Shopping Ctr, York, Pennsylvania 17402
Erie Business Center-Erie246 W Ninth St, Erie, Pennsylvania 16501
Erie Business Center-New Castle170 Cascade Galleria, New Castle, Pennsylvania 16101-3950
Erie Institute of Technology inc940 Millcreek Mall, Erie, Pennsylvania 16565
Everest Institute-Bensalem3050 Tillman Drive, Bensalem, Pennsylvania 19020-2062
Everest Institute-Pittsburgh100 Forbes Ave, Suite 1200, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15222-1320
Fortis Institute-Erie5757 W 26th St, Erie, Pennsylvania 16506-1013
Fortis Institute-Forty Fort166 Slocum Street, Forty Fort, Pennsylvania 18704-2936
Fortis Institute-Scranton517 Ash Street, Scranton, Pennsylvania 18509-2903
Great Lakes Institute of Technology5100 Peach Street, Erie, Pennsylvania 16509-2482
Harris School of Business-Upper Darby Campus20 South 69th St, Upper Darby, Pennsylvania 19082
Hussian School of ArtThe Bourse Suite 300 111 S. Independence Mall East, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19106
Institute of Medical Careers133 Jefferson Road Suite 101, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15235-3718
International Academy of Medical Reflexology2200 North Irving Street, Allentown, Pennsylvania 18109
ITT Technical Institute-Dunmore1000 Meade St.- Suite 210, Dunmore, Pennsylvania 18512
ITT Technical Institute-Harrisburg449 Eisenhower Blvd, Suite 100, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17111
ITT Technical Institute-Levittown311 Veteran’s Highway, Levittown, Pennsylvania 19056
ITT Technical Institute-Philadelphia105 South 7th St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19106-3324
ITT Technical Institute-Pittsburgh5460 Campbells Run Road, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15205
ITT Technical Institute-Plymouth Meeting220 W. Germantown Pike, Suite 100, Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania 19462
ITT Technical Institute-Tarentum100 Pittsburgh Mills Circle, Tarentum, Pennsylvania 15084
Jean Madeline Aveda Institute315A Bainbridge St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19147
Jna Institute of Culinary Arts1212 S Broad St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19146
Jolie Hair and Beauty Academy of Wilkes-Barre125 N Wilkes Barre Blvd, Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania 18702
Jolie Hair And Beauty Academy-Hazleton1057A North Church Street, Hazleton, Pennsylvania 18201
Kaplan Career Institute-Broomall1991 Sproul Road Suite 42, Broomall, Pennsylvania 19008
Kaplan Career Institute-Franklin Mills177 Franklin Mills Blvd., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19154
Kaplan Career Institute-Harrisburg5650 Derry St, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17111
Kaplan Career Institute-Philadelphia3010 Market Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104
Kaplan Career Institute-Pittsburgh933 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15222
Keystone Technical Institute2301 Academy Dr, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17112-1012
Kittanning Beauty School120 Market St, Kittanning, Pennsylvania 16201
L T International Beauty School830 North Broad Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19130
Lancaster School of Cosmetology50 Ranck Ave, Lancaster, Pennsylvania 17602
Lansdale School of Business290 Wissahickon Avenue, North Wales, Pennsylvania 19454-4114
Lansdale School of Cosmetology inc215 W Main St, Lansdale, Pennsylvania 19446-2003
Laurel Business Institute11 East Penn St, Uniontown, Pennsylvania 15401
Laurel Technical Institute200 Sterling Avenue, Sharon, Pennsylvania 16146
Laurel Technical Institute Meadville847 North Main Street, Ste. 204, Meadville, Pennsylvania 16335-2754
Levittown Beauty AcademyVermillion Square – 8919 New Falls Road, Levittown, Pennsylvania 19054
Lincoln Technical Institute-Allentown5151 Tilghman St, Allentown, Pennsylvania 18104-9889
Lincoln Technical Institute-Center City Philadelphia3600 Market St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104
Lincoln Technical Institute-Northeast Philadelphia2180 Hornig Rd, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19116
Lincoln Technical Institute-Philadelphia9191 Torresdale Ave, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19136
Magnolia School50 E. Butler Pike, Ambler, Pennsylvania 19002
McCann School of Business & Technology2650 Woodglen Road, Pottsville, Pennsylvania 17901
McCann School of Business and Technology2200 N Irving St, Allentown, Pennsylvania 18109
McCann School of Business and Technology346 York Rd, Carlisle, Pennsylvania 17013
McCann School of Business and Technology2227 Scranton-Carbondale Highway, Dickson City, Pennsylvania 18519
McCann School of Business and Technology370 Maplewood Drive, Hazle Township, Pennsylvania 18202
McCann School of Business and Technology1147 N. Fourth Street, Sunbury, Pennsylvania 17801
Metro Beauty Academy4977 Medical Center Circle, Allentown, Pennsylvania 18106
National Massage Therapy Institute10050 Roosevelt Blvd, Suite 8, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19116
NAWCC School of Horology454 Poplar St, Columbia, Pennsylvania 17512-2122
New Castle Beauty Academy314 E Washington St, New Castle, Pennsylvania 16101
New Castle School of Trades4164 u.s. 422, Pulaski, Pennsylvania 16143-2522
New Castle School of Trades4177 Pulaksi Road, New Castle, Pennsylvania 16101
Newport Business Institute-Lower Burrell945 Greensburg Rd, Lower Burrell, Pennsylvania 15068
Newport Business Institute-Williamsport941 W 3rd St, Williamsport, Pennsylvania 17701-5894
Northwest Regional Technology Institute3104 State St, Erie, Pennsylvania 16508-2820
Oakbridge Academy of Arts1250 Greensburg Rd, Lower Burrell, Pennsylvania 15068
Pace Institute606 Court St Suite 404, Reading, Pennsylvania 19601-3542
Penn Commercial Business/Technical School242 Oak Spring Road, Washington, Pennsylvania 15301-6822
Pennco Tech-Bristol3815 Otter St, Bristol, Pennsylvania 19007
Pennsylvania Academy of Cosmetology Arts and Sciences2445 Bedford St, Johnstown, Pennsylvania 15904-1499
Pennsylvania Academy of Cosmetology Arts and Sciences19 N Brady St, Du Bois, Pennsylvania 15801
Pennsylvania Gunsmith School812 Ohio River Blvd, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15202-2637
Pennsylvania Institute of Health and TechnologyMount Braddock Road, Mount Braddock, Pennsylvania 15465
Pennsylvania Institute of Taxidermy inc118 Industrial Pk Rd, Ebensburg, Pennsylvania 15931-4106
Pennsylvania School of Business265 Lehigh St., Allentown, Pennsylvania 18102
PITC Institute140 South Easton Road, Glenside, Pennsylvania 19038-4001
Pittsburgh Technical Institute1111 McKee Road, Oakdale, Pennsylvania 15071
Prism Career Institute-Philadelphia8040 Roosevelt Boulevard, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19152
Pulse Beauty Academy-A Paul Mitchell Partner School150 E Pennsylvania Ave Ste 250, Downington, Pennsylvania 19335
Roxborough Memorial Hospital School of Nursing5800 Ridge Ave, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19128
South Hills Beauty Academy inc3269 W Liberty Ave, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15216
South Hills School of Business & Technology480 Waupelani Dr, State College, Pennsylvania 16801-4516
South Hills School of Business and Technology-Altoona508 58th Street, Altoona, Pennsylvania 16602
Star Career Academy-Audubon2501 Monroe Boulevard, Audubon, Pennsylvania 19403-2422
Star Career Academy-Philadelphia2371 Welsh Road, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19114-2206
Strayer University-Allentown Campus3800 Sierra Cir Ste 300, Center Valley, Pennsylvania 18034
Strayer University-Center City Campus1601 Cherry St Ste 100, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19102
Strayer University-Cranberry Woods Campus1601 850 Cranberry Woods Dr Ste 2241, Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania 16066
Strayer University-Delaware County Campus760 W Sproul Rd, Suite 200, Springfield, Pennsylvania 19064
Strayer University-King of Prussia Campus234 Mall Boulevard, Suite G50, King of Prussia, Pennsylvania 19406
Strayer University-Penn Center West CampusOne Penn Center West Ste 300, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15276
Strayer University-Pennsylvania3600 Horizon Blvd Ste 100, Trevose, Pennsylvania 19053
Stroudsburg School of Cosmetology100 North 8th St, Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania 18360-1720
The Art Institute of Philadelphia1622 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103-5198
The Art Institute of Pittsburgh420 Boulevard of the Allies, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15219-1328
The Art Institute of Pittsburgh-Online DivisionPittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15222-4332
The Art Institutes of York-PA1409 Williams Rd, York, Pennsylvania 17402-9012
The Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College4207 Walnut St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104
The Salon Professional Academy705 12th St, Altoona, Pennsylvania 16602-2419
The Vision Academy1921 Union Blvd, Allentown, Pennsylvania 18109-1629
Triangle Tech inc-Bethlehem3184 Airport Road, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18017
Triangle Tech inc-Dubois225 Tannery Row Road, DuBois, Pennsylvania 15840
Triangle Tech inc-Erie2000 Liberty St, Erie, Pennsylvania 16502-2594
Triangle Tech inc-Greensburg222 E Pittsburgh St Ste A, Greensburg, Pennsylvania 15601-3304
Triangle Tech inc-Pittsburgh1940 Perrysville Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15214-3897
Triangle Tech inc-Sunbury191 Performance Road, Sunbury, Pennsylvania 17801
Universal Technical Institute of Pennsylvania inc750 Pennsylvania Drive, Exton, Pennsylvania 19341
University of Phoenix-Harrisburg Campus4050 Crums Mill Rd, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17112-2894
University of Phoenix-Philadelphia Campus1170 Devon Park Drive, Wayne, Pennsylvania 19087-2121
University of Phoenix-Pittsburgh CampusPenn Center W Bldg 6, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15276-0119
Venus Beauty Academy1033 Chester Pke, Sharon Hill, Pennsylvania 19079
Vet Tech Institute125 Seventh St, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15222-3400
Welder Training and Testing Institute729 E. Highland Street, Allentown, Pennsylvania 18109-3253
Wyo Tech-Blairsville500 Innovation Drive, Blairsville, Pennsylvania 15717-1301
Yorktowne Business InstituteW Seventh Ave, York, Pennsylvania 17404
YTI Career Institute – Altoona3001 Fairway Drive, Altoona, Pennsylvania 16602-4457
YTI Career Institute-Altoona2900 Fairway Dr, Altoona, Pennsylvania 16602
YTI Career Institute-Capital Region401 East Winding Hill Road Suite 101, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania 17055
YTI Career Institute-York1405 Williams Road, York, Pennsylvania 17402

Employment & Salary Outlook

Jobs in Pennsylvania – Projecting 2020

Job growth in Pennsylvania is expected to be steady through 2020, with a projected 185,472 new openings per year statewide according to the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry. This equates to an overall growth rate of 6.4% through the end of the decade – led by a 14.3% surge in new healthcare jobs.

Other industries expected to produce significant opportunity for job seekers include the Food & Beverage (8.3%) and Transportation (8.2%) industries.

Pennsylvania’s 10 Fastest Growing Occupations

The 10 fastest-growing occupations in Pennsylvania are featured in the list below. To watch a job video and review the latest official employment projections, simply click on the name of the position that interests you.

Service Unit Operators, Oil, Gas, and Mining

Minimum Education: Less than high school.

Median Salary in PA (2012): $38,100

2010 Employment: 1,040

2020 Employment: 2,130

Pct Change: 105%

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Gaming Dealers

Minimum Education: High School Diploma. Median Salary in U.S. (2012): $18,600 2010 Employment (PA): 1,920 2020 Employment (PA): 3,280 Pct Change: 71%
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Veterinary Technologists and Technicians

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

Median Salary in PA (2012): $32,600

2010 Employment: 3,270

2020 Employment: 4,580

Pct Change: 40%

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Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists

Minimum Education: Doctoral or professional degree. Median Salary in PA (2012): $87,000 2010 Employment: 6,540 2020 Employment: 8,720 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 PA (2012): $20,300

2010 Employment: 67,900

2020 Employment: 89,820

Pct Change: 32%

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Market Research Analysts and Specialists

Minimum Education: Bachelor’s degree. Median Salary in PA (2012): $58,400 2010 Employment: 15,840 2020 Employment: 20,510 Pct Change: 30%
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EMTs and Paramedics

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

Median Salary in PA (2012): $30,100

2010 Employment: 12,940

2020 Employment: 16,720

Pct Change: 29%

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Software Developers, Systems Software

Minimum Education: Bachelor’s degree. Median Salary in PA (2012): $89,900 2010 Employment: 13,050 2020 Employment: 16,740 Pct Change: 28%
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Personal Care Aides

Minimum Education: Less than high school.

Median Salary in PA (2012): $20,900

2010 Employment: 36,860

2020 Employment: 47,130

Pct Change: 28%

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Minimum Education: Bachelor’s degree. Median Salary in PA (2012): $72,200 2010 Employment: 4,620 2020 Employment: 5,860 Pct Change: 27%
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Source: Pennsylvania Center for Workforce Information & Analysis

Vocational Schools in Pennsylvania’s Largest Cities

  • Philadelphia
  • Pittsburgh
  • Allentown
  • Erie
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