Trade Schools in Tennessee - Find TN Vocational Education

Trade schools in Tennessee offer courses in everything from finance and information technology to healthcare and cosmetology. Most programs offer a combination of online and on-campus courses to accommodate their students’ varying needs, and reward graduates with certificates, diplomas and degrees that help them qualify for entry-level positions in their field of choice.

On this free resource page, you’ll find a basic overview of the state’s fastest-growing job sectors, and a directory of accredited vocational schools in Tennessee that can help prepare you for these opportunities.

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Jobs in Tennessee – A Look to 2020

Thanks to the various corporations based in the region, a growing healthcare industry, and the state’s expanding new technologies industries, Tennessee is expected to provide job seekers with a wide variety of opportunities in years to come. The Tennessee Government website ( projects better-than-average job growth in each of the aforementioned fields through 2020, as well as in several popular skilled trades.

Trade Schools in TN

Accredited Trade Schools in TN

At the beginning of the 2014 school year, the National Center for Education Statistics recognized 90 accredited trade schools in Tennessee. The following table contains links to each school’s website and general information about programs offered at each location.

Anthem Career College-Memphis5865 Shelby Oaks Circle, Memphis, Tennessee 38134
Anthem Career College-Nashville560 Royal Parkway, Nashville, Tennessee 37214
Argosy University-Nashville100 Centerview Dr, Suite 225, Nashville, Tennessee 37214
Arnolds Beauty School1179 S Second St, Milan, Tennessee 38358
Buchanan Beauty College211 West Coffee Street, Tullahoma, Tennessee 37388-3409
Buchanan Beauty College925 Sevier Street, Shelbyville, Tennessee 37160
Career Beauty College113 South Military Avenue, Lawrenceburg, Tennessee 38464
Chattanooga College Medical Dental and Technical Careers3805 Brainerd Rd, Chattanooga, Tennessee 37411-3742
Concorde Career College-Memphis5100 Poplar Avenue, Suite 132, Memphis, Tennessee 38137-0132
Daymar Institute-Clarksville2691 Trenton Road, Clarksville, Tennessee 37040
Daymar Institute-Murfreesboro415 Golden Bear Court, Murfreesboro, Tennessee 37128
Daymar Institute-Nashville340 Plus Park Blvd, Nashville, Tennessee 37217
DeVry University’s Keller Graduate School of Management-Tennessee6401 Poplar Avenue, Suite 600, Memphis, Tennessee 38119-4808
DeVry University-Tennessee6401 Poplar Ave., Ste. 600, Memphis, Tennessee 38119-4808
Elite College of Cosmetology459 N Main St, Lexington, Tennessee 38351
Empire Beauty School-E Memphis568 Colonial Rd, Memphis, Tennessee 38117
Empire Beauty School-Jackson1433 Hollywood Dr, Jackson, Tennessee 38301
Empire Beauty School-Nashville7106 Moores Ln, Brentwood, Tennessee 37027
Fayetteville College of Cosmetology Arts and Sciences201 West College Street, Fayetteville, Tennessee 37334-0135
Fortis Institute1025 Highway 111, Cookeville, Tennessee 38501-4305
Fortis Institute-Nashville3354 Perimeter Hill Drive, Suite 105, Nashville, Tennessee 37211
Fountainhead College of Technology10208 Technology Drive, Knoxville, Tennessee 37932
Genesis Career College880-A East 10th Street, Cookeville, Tennessee 38501-1907
Genesis Career College-Lebanon Campus1505 Noah Court, Lebanon, Tennessee 37087
Institute of Hair Design205 Enterprise Drive, Adamsville, Tennessee 38310
International Barber & Style College3744 Annex Avenue, Nashville, Tennessee 37209
ITT Technical Institute-Chattanooga5600 Brainerd Rd Suite G-1, Chattanooga, Tennessee 37411
ITT Technical Institute-Cordova7260 Goodlett Farms Parkway, Cordova, Tennessee 38016
ITT Technical Institute-Johnson City4721 Lake Park Dr, Johnson City, Tennessee 37615
ITT Technical Institute-Knoxville9123 Executive Park Drive, Knoxville, Tennessee 37923
ITT Technical Institute-Nashville2845 Elm Hill Pike, Nashville, Tennessee 37214-3717
Jenny Lea Academy of Cosmetology and Aesthetics222 E Unaka Ave, Johnson City, Tennessee 37601
Kaplan Career Institute-Nashville750 Envious Lane, Nashville, Tennessee 37217-5318
Knoxville Institute of Hair Design1221 N Central Street, Knoxville, Tennessee 37917
L’Ecole Culinaire-Memphis1245 N. Georgetown Parkway, Cordova, Tennessee 38016
Lincoln College of Technology-Nashville1524 Gallatin Rd, Nashville, Tennessee 37206
Love Beauty School inc1161 Murfreesboro Hwy, Manchester, Tennessee 37355
Memphis Institute of Barbering1309 Jackson Ave, Memphis, Tennessee 38107
Meridian Institute of Surgical Assisting1507 County Hospital Road, Nashville, Tennessee 37218
Miller-Motte Technical College-Chattanooga6020 Shallowford Road Suite 100, Chattanooga, Tennessee 37421
Miller-Motte Technical College-Clarksville1820 Business Park Dr, Clarksville, Tennessee 37040
Miller-Motte Technical College-Madison1515 Gallatin Pike North, Madison, Tennessee 37115
Mr Wayne’s School of Unisex Hair Design170 S Willow Ave, Cookeville, Tennessee 38501
Nashville Barber and Style Academy966 Madison Square, Madison, Tennessee 37115
Nashville College of Medical Careers1556 Crestview Dr, Madison, Tennessee 37115-2120
National College of Business and Technology-Nashville1638 Bell Road, Nashville, Tennessee 37211
New Concepts School of Cosmetology1412 South Lee Hwy, Cleveland, Tennessee 37311
North Central Institute168 Jack Miller Blvd, Clarksville, Tennessee 37042
Nossi College of Art590 Cheron Rd, Madison, Tennessee 37115
Paul Mitchell the School-Knoxville8380 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, Tennessee 37919
Paul Mitchell the School-Memphis8000 US Hwy 64 Ste 108, Bartlett, Tennessee 38133
Paul Mitchell the School-Murfreesboro1720 Old Fort Pkwy, Suite L200, Murfreesboro, Tennessee 37129
Paul Mitchell the School-Nashville5510 Crossings Circle, Antioch, Tennessee 37013
Plaza Beauty School4682 Spottswood Ave, Memphis, Tennessee 38117-4822
Queen City College1594 Fort Campbell Blvd, Clarksville, Tennessee 37042
Regency Beauty Institute-Chattanooga2288 Gunbarrel Road, Suite 102, Chattanooga, Tennessee 37421
Regency Beauty Institute-Knoxville8239 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, Tennessee 37919-0000
Regency Beauty Institute-Nashville5383 Mount View Rd, Antioch, Tennessee 37013
Regency Beauty Institute-North Nashville2293 Gallatin Pike North, Madison, Tennessee 37115-0000
SAE Institute of Technology-Nashville7 Music Circle N, Nashville, Tennessee 37203
Shear Academy780 West Ave, Crossville, Tennessee 38555
South College3904 Lonas Road, Knoxville, Tennessee 37909-0000
Southern Institute of Cosmetology3099 S Perkins, Memphis, Tennessee 38118-3239
Strayer University-Knoxville Campus10118 Parkside Dr Ste 200, Knoxville, Tennessee 37922
Strayer University-Nashville Campus30 Rachel Drive, Suite 200, Nashville, Tennessee 37214
Strayer University-Shelby Oaks Campus6211 Shelby Oaks Drive, Suite 100, Memphis, Tennessee 38134
Strayer University-Tennessee2620 Thousand Oaks Blvd Ste 1100, Memphis, Tennessee 38118
Styles and Profiles Beauty College119 S Second St, Selmer, Tennessee 38375
Tennessee Academy of Cosmetology-Shelby Drive7020 East Shelby Drive, Suite 104, Memphis, Tennessee 38125
Tennessee Academy of Cosmetology-Stage Road7041 Stage Road, Suite 101, Memphis, Tennessee 38133
Tennessee Career Institute1412 Trotwood Avenue, Suite 1, Columbia, Tennessee 38401
Tennessee School of Beauty of Knoxville inc4704 Western Ave, Knoxville, Tennessee 37921
The Art Institute of Tennessee-Nashville100 Centerview Drive, Suite 250, Nashville, Tennessee 37214-3439
The Hair Design School-N Memphis3250 Coleman Rd, Memphis, Tennessee 38128
The Hair Design School-S Memphis804 S Highland St, Memphis, Tennessee 38111
University of Phoenix-Chattanooga Campus1208 Pointe Centre Dr, Chattanooga, Tennessee 37421-3983
University of Phoenix-Knoxville Campus10133 Sherrill Boulevard, Knoxville, Tennessee 37932-3347
University of Phoenix-Memphis Campus65 Germantown Court, Cordova, Tennessee 38018-7290
University of Phoenix-Nashville Campus616 Marriott Dr, Nashville, Tennessee 37214-5048
Vatterott College-Appling Farms6991 Appling Farms Parkway, Memphis, Tennessee 38133
Vatterott College-Dividend2655 Dividend Drive, Memphis, Tennessee 38132
Victory University255 N. Highland St., Memphis, Tennessee 38111-1375
Virginia College-Knoxville5003 North Broadway Street, Knoxville, Tennessee 37918-2472
Virginia College-School of Business and Health-Chattanooga721 Eastgate Loop Rd., Chattanooga, Tennessee 37411
Volunteer Beauty Academy-Dyersburg395 US Highway 51 Bypass N Suite A, Dyersburg, Tennessee 38024-1604
Volunteer Beauty Academy-Madison1793 B Gallatin Pke N, Madison, Tennessee 37115-2122
Volunteer Beauty Academy-Nashville5338 Charlotte Ave., Nashville, Tennessee 37209-3033
West Tennessee Business College1186 Highway 45 Bypass, Jackson, Tennessee 38301

Employment & Salary Outlook

Tennessee’s 10 Fastest Growing Occupations

Tennessee’s 10 fastest-growing jobs are highlighted in the following list. You can watch a brief video profiling the occupation, and view current employment projections through 2020 by clicking on any of the names below.

Personal Care Aides

Minimum Education: Less than high school.

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

2010 Employment: 15,310

2020 Employment: 24,380

Pct Change: 59%


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Software Developers, Systems Software

Minimum Education: Bachelor’s degree.

Median Salary in TN (2012): $81,700

2010 Employment: 2,590

2020 Employment: 3,840

Pct Change: 48%
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HVAC Technicians and Installers

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

Median Salary in TN (2012): $37,400

2010 Employment: 4,950

2020 Employment: 6,810

Pct Change: 37%

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Dental Hygienists

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

Median Salary in TN (2012): $62,800

2010 Employment: 3,370

2020 Employment: 4,540

Pct Change: 35%

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Cost Estimators

Minimum Education: Bachelor’s degree.

Median Salary in TN (2012): $57,100

2010 Employment: 2,890

2020 Employment: 3,860

Pct Change: 34%

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Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers

Minimum Education: High school diploma.

Median Salary in TN (2012): $38,600

2010 Employment: 3,900

2020 Employment: 4,990

Pct Change: 28%

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EMTs and Paramedics

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

Median Salary in TN (2012): $29,000

2010 Employment: 7,250

2020 Employment: 9,510

Pct Change: 31%


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Network and Computer Systems Administrators

Minimum Education: Bachelor’s degree.

Median Salary in TN (2012): $63,800

2010 Employment: 5,620

2020 Employment: 7,340

Pct Change: 31%

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Training and Development Specialists

Minimum Education: Bachelor’s degree.

Median Salary in TN (2012): $57,800

2010 Employment: 4,500

2020 Employment: 5,820

Pct Change: 29%


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Security Guards

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

Median Salary in TN (2012): $20,800

2010 Employment: 21,960

2020 Employment: 28,260

Pct Change: 29%

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Source: Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development, Employment Security Division

Vocational Schools in Tennessee’s Largest Cities

  • Memphis
  • Nashville
  • Knoxville
  • Chattanooga
  • Clarksville
  • Murfreesboro
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