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Trade Schools in Rhode Island

Trade schools in Rhode Island offer programs in many of the state’s fastest-growing occupations. From the rapidly-expanding Healthcare Support field, to the always in-demand Office and Administrative Support sector, significant job growth is expected throughout the Rhode Island labor market through 2020.

By enrolling in a top vocational school today, you can earn the certification, diploma or degree you’ll need to succeed in any one of these fields.

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Trade Schools in RI

Where to Find Trade Schools in RI

The state is home to a variety of respected public and private institutions, and the 10 trade schools in Rhode Island featured below are recognized by the National Center for Education Statistics, and offer some of the premier vocational training courses in New England.

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Name Address
Empire Beauty School-Providence 151 Broadway, Providence, Rhode Island 02903-3052
Empire Beauty School-Warwick 1276 Bald Hill Road Suite 100, Warwick, Rhode Island 02886
Lincoln Technical Institute-Lincoln 622 George Washington Hwy, Lincoln, Rhode Island 02865
MotoRing Technical Training Institute 54 Water Street, East Providence, Rhode Island 02914-5022
New England Tractor Trailer Training School 600 Moshassuck Valley Industrial Hwy, Pawtucket, Rhode Island 02860
Newport School of Hairdressing-Main Campus 226 Main St, Pawtucket, Rhode Island 02860
Paul Mitchell the School-Rhode Island 30 Chapel View Blvd., Suite 100, Cranston, Rhode Island 02920
Rob Roy Academy – Woonsocket 800 Clinton Place, Woonsocket, Rhode Island 02895-3210
Sanford-Brown Institute-Cranston 85 Garfield Avenue, Cranston, Rhode Island 02920
Toni & Guy Hairdressing Academy-Cranston 1400 Oaklawn Ave, Cranston, Rhode Island 02920

Employment & Salary Outlook

Employment in RI – Tomorrow’s Careers

The following focuses on areas of projected growth, by occupational group, in the Rhode Island labor market through 2020. The top 10 fastest-growing jobs are highlighted.

Rhode Island’s 10 Fastest Growing Occupations

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Personal Care Aides

Minimum Education: High school diploma

Median Salary in RI (2012): $22,100

2010 Employment: 2,978

2020 Employment: 4,294

Pct Change: 44%

 

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Home Health Aides

Minimum Education: High school diploma and min. 75 hours formal training

Median Salary in RI (2012): $25,900

2010 Employment: 4,610

2020 Employment: 6,479

Pct Change: 41%

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Software Developers, System Software

Minimum Education: Four-year bachelor’s degree from accredited program

Median Salary in RI (2012): $99,500

2010 Employment: 1,431

2020 Employment: 1,913

Pct Change: 34%

 

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Pharmacy Technicians

Minimum Education: High school diploma and certification from accredited program

Median Salary in RI (2012): $29,200

2010 Employment: 1,429

2020 Employment: 1,890

Pct Change: 32%

 

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Medical Secretaries

Minimum Education: High school diploma

Median Salary in RI (2012): $35,500

2010 Employment: 3,092

2020 Employment: 3,840

Pct Change: 24%

 

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Food Preparation and Serving Workers

Minimum Education: Less than high school

Median Salary in RI (2012): $18,200

2010 Employment: 8,332

2020 Employment: 9,884

Pct Change: 19%

 

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Cooks, Restaurants

Minimum Education: Less than high school

Median Salary in RI (2012): $25,200

2010 Employment: 3,859

2020 Employment: 4,542

Pct Change: 18%

 

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Management Analysts

Minimum Education: Four-year bachelor’s degree

Median Salary in RI (2012): $71,700

2010 Employment: 2,796

2020 Employment: 3,294

Pct Change: 18%

 

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Registered Nurses

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

Median Salary in RI (2012): $72,900

2010 Employment: 12,961

2020 Employment: 14,998

Pct Change: 16%

 

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Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers

Minimum Education: Certification from accredited program

Median Salary in RI (2012): $41,400

2010 Employment: 2,858

2020 Employment: 3,340

Pct Change: 16%

 

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Source: CareerInfoNet.org – Rhode Island

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