Trade Schools in Virginia - Finding Virginia Vocational Programs

Trade schools in Virginia are located in each major city throughout the state, and provide residents with training in most of the region’s popular fields. For those interested in finding a new job – or acquiring additional credentials to advance in their current one – these vocational programs are an outstanding resource.

Courses are offered both online and at physical campus locations, and most certification and diploma courses can be completed in as little as several months. Degree programs are also available. Read on to learn more!

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The Virginia Job Outlook in 2020

Virginia boasts one of the nation’s most-diverse labor markets, comprised of significant numbers of government, military, agricultural and business workers. The Virginia Labor Market Information (VLMI) division of the state government projects that opportunities will continue to abound in these industries through 2020, but some of the region’s greatest growth will occur in the healthcare field (see the list below).

Trade Schools in VA

Find Trade Schools in VA

There are currently 96 trade schools in Virginia recognized by the National Center for Education Statistics. In the following table, you’ll find a link to each institution’s website as well as general information about the programs offered.

Advanced Technology Institute5700 Southern Blvd Ste 100, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23462
American National University1813 E Main St, Salem, Virginia 24153
Argosy University-Washington DC1550 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 600, Arlington, Virginia 22209
Avi Career Training10130-B Colvin Run Rd, Great Falls, Virginia 22066
Aviation Institute of Maintenance-Chesapeake2211 S Military Hwy, Chesapeake, Virginia 23320
Aviation Institute of Maintenance-Manassas10640 Davidson Place, Manassas, Virginia 20109
Bar Palma Beauty Careers Academy3535 D Franklin Rd SW, Roanoke, Virginia 24014
Bryant & Stratton College-Hampton4410 East Claiborne Square, Suite 233, Hampton, Virginia 23666
Bryant & Stratton College-Richmond8141 Hull St Rd, North Chesterfield, Virginia 23235
Bryant & Stratton College-Virginia Beach301 Centre Pointe Dr, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23462
Career Training Solutions10304 Spotsylvania Ave, Suite 400, Fredericksburg, Virginia 22408
Centura College-Alexandria6295 Edsall Rd Ste 250, Alexandria, Virginia 22312
Centura College-Chesapeake932 B Ventures Way, Chesapeake, Virginia 23320
Centura College-Newport News616 Denbigh Blvd, Newport News, Virginia 23608
Centura College-Norfolk7020 North Military Highway, Norfolk, Virginia 23518-4833
Centura College-Richmond Main7914 Midlothian Turnpike, Richmond, Virginia 23235-5250
Centura College-Richmond Westend7001 W. Broad St., Richmond, Virginia 23294
Centura College-Virginia Beach2697 Dean Dr Ste 100, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23452-7431
Chamberlain College of Nursing-Virginia2450 Crystal Drive, Arlington, Virginia 22202-3843
Columbia College5940 Centreville Crest Lane, Centreville, Virginia 20121-2342
Columbia College8300 Merrifield Ave 3F, Fairfax, Virginia 22031
Cosmopolitan Beauty & Tech School4201 John Marr Drive, Suite 206, Annandale, Virginia 22003-3204
Court Reporting Institute of Arlington4300 Wilson Blvd Ste 140, Arlington, Virginia 22203
Danville Regional Medical Center School of Health Professions142 S Main St, Danville, Virginia 24541
DeVry University’s Keller Graduate School of Management-Virginia2450 Crystal Drive, Arlington, Virginia 22202-3843
DeVry University-Virginia2450 Crystal Drive, Arlington, Virginia 22202-3843
Dominion School of Hair Design1755 George Washington Memorial Highway, Gloucester Point, Virginia 23062
ECPI University5555 Greenwich Rd Ste 300, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23462
Empire Beauty School-Midlothian10807 Hull Street Rd, Midlothian, Virginia 23112
Empire Beauty School-Richmond9049 West Broad St. #3, Richmond, Virginia 23294
Empire Beauty School-Virginia Beach116 South Independence Boulevard, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23462-6779
Everest College-Arlington801 N Quincy St-Ste 500, Arlington, Virginia 22203
Everest College-Chesapeake825 Greenbrier Circle Suite 100, Chesapeake, Virginia 23320
Everest College-McLean8620 Westwood Center Dr., Vienna, Virginia 22182
Everest College-Newport News803 Diligence Drive, Newport News, Virginia 23606
Everest College-Woodbridge14555 Potomac Mills Rd, Woodbridge, Virginia 22192
Fortis College-Norfolk6300 Center Dr Bldg 22, Norfolk, Virginia 23502-4101
Fortis College-Richmond2000 Westmoreland Street, Suite A, Richmond, Virginia 23230
Global Health College25 S Quaker La 1st Fl, Alexandria, Virginia 22314
Graham Webb International Academy of Hair1621 N. Kent St, Suite 1617 Ll Rosslyn Plaza, Arlington, Virginia 22209-2131
Institute of Advanced Medical Esthetics8527 Mayland Dr Suite 108, Richmond, Virginia 23294-4701
International Beauty School808 Berryville Ave, Winchester, Virginia 22601
ITT Technical Institute-Chantilly14420 Albemarle Point Pl, Suite 100, Chantilly, Virginia 20151
ITT Technical Institute-Norfolk5425 Robin Hood Road, Suite 100, Norfolk, Virginia 23513
ITT Technical Institute-Richmond300 Gateway Centre Pky, Richmond, Virginia 23235-5139
ITT Technical Institute-Salem2159 Apperson Dr, Salem, Virginia 24153
ITT Technical Institute-Springfield7300 Boston Blvd, Springfield, Virginia 22153
Kaplan College-Chesapeake1987 South Military Highway, Chesapeake, Virginia 23320
Medtech Institute6565 Arlington Boulevard, Falls Church, Virginia 22042
Miller-Motte Technical College4444 Electric Rd SW, Roanoke, Virginia 24018
Miller-Motte Technical College-Lynchburg1011 Creekside Lane, Lynchburg, Virginia 24502
Northern Virginia School of Therapeutic Massage200 Little Falls Street, Suite 303, Falls Church, Virginia 22046-4302
Paul Mitchell the School-Mclean8041-L Tysons Corner Ctr, McLean, Virginia 22102
Regency Beauty Institute-Manassas11740 Sudley Manor Drive, Manassas, Virginia 20109-0000
Regency Beauty Institute-Newport News12365 Hornsby Lane, Suite C, Newport News, Virginia 23609-0000
Regency Beauty Institute-Roanoke5002 Cross Road, Roanoke, Virginia 24012-0000
Richmond School of Health and Technology751 WEST HUNDRED ROAD, CHESTER, Virginia 23836
Rudy & Kelly Academy of Hair and Nails1920 Centerville Turnpike, Suite 114, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23464
Skyline College-Roanoke5234 Airport Rd, Roanoke, Virginia 24012
South University–Richmond2151 Old Brick Rd, Glen Allen, Virginia 23060
South University–Virginia Beach301 Bendix Rd, Ste 100, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23452
Southeast Culinary & Hospitality College100 Piedmont Ave, Bristol, Virginia 24201
Southside Regional Medical Center Professional Schools737 South Sycamore Street, Petersburg, Virginia 23803-5133
Springfield Beauty Academy4223 Annandale Rd, Annandale, Virginia 22003
Staunton School of Cosmetology128 E Beverley St, Staunton, Virginia 24401
Stratford University3201 Jermantown Road, Suite 500, Fairfax, Virginia 22030
Strayer University-Alexandria Campus2730 Eisenhower Ave, Alexandria, Virginia 22314
Strayer University-Chesapeake Campus700 Independence Pkwy, Ste 400, Chesapeake, Virginia 23320
Strayer University-Chesterfield Campus2820 Waterford Lake Dr, Suite 100, Midlothian, Virginia 23112
Strayer University-Fredericksburg Campus150 Riverside Parkway Suite 100, Fredericksburg, Virginia 22406
Strayer University-Henrico Campus11501 Nuckols Road, Glen Allen, Virginia 23059
Strayer University-Loudoun Campus45150 Russell Branch Pky Ste 200, Ashburn, Virginia 20147
Strayer University-Manassas Campus9990 Battleview Pky, Manassas, Virginia 20109
Strayer University-Newport News Campus813 Diligence Dr, Ste 100, Newport News, Virginia 23606
Strayer University-Virginia2121 15th Street N, Arlington, Virginia 22207
Strayer University-Virginia Beach Campus249 Central Park Avenue Ste 350, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23462
Strayer University-Woodbridge Campus13385 Minnieville Rd, Woodbridge, Virginia 22192
Suffolk Beauty Academy860 Portsmouth Blvd, Suffolk, Virginia 23434-3020
Sylvain Melloul International Hair Academy3405 Candlers Mountain Rd. #G360, Lynchburg, Virginia 24502-2652
The Art Institute of Virginia BeachTwo Columbus Center, 4500 Main St Ste 100, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23462
The Art Institute of Washington1820 N Fort Myer Dr, Arlington, Virginia 22209-1802
The Art Institute of Washington-DullesThe Corporate Office Park at Dulles Town Center, 21000 Atlantic Blvd Ste 100, Sterling, Virginia 20166
Tidewater Tech-Trades5301 E Princess Anne Rd, Norfolk, Virginia 23502
Tomorrow’s Image Barber Academy of Virginia13641 Warwick Boulevard, Suite C, Newport News, Virginia 23602-5532
University of Management and Technology1901 Fort Myer Drive, Suite 700, Arlington, Virginia 22209-1609
University of Phoenix-Northern Virginia Campus1800 South Bell Street, Arlington, Virginia 22202-3546
University of Phoenix-Richmond-Virginia Beach Campus9750 W Broad St, Glen Allen, Virginia 23060-4169
University of the Potomac-VA Campus2070 Chain Bridge Road, Vienna, Virginia 22182-2536
Virginia College-Richmond7200 Midlothian Turnpike, Richmond, Virginia 23225-5502
Virginia School of Hair Design101 West Queens Way, Hampton, Virginia 23669
Virginia School of Massage153 Zan Road, Charlottesville, Virginia 22901
Wards Corner Beauty Academy-Norfolk7525 Tidewater Dr Ste 200, Norfolk, Virginia 23505-3700
Wards Corner Beauty Academy-Virginia Beach544 Newtown Rd #160, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23462
Westwood College-Annandale7619 Little River Turnpike, 5th Floor, Annandale, Virginia 22003
Westwood College-Arlington Ballston4420 N. Fairfax Dr., Arlington, Virginia 22203

Employment & Salary Outlook

Virginia’s 10 Fastest Growing Occupations

The list below features the 10 fastest-growing occupations in the State of Virginia per recent government projections. Click on the name of any position to watch a brief video, or to view employment data for the state.

Personal Care Aides

Minimum Education: Less than high school.

Median Salary in VA (2012): $18,400

2010 Employment: 23,440

2020 Employment: 41,720

Pct Change: 78%


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Home Health Aides

Minimum Education: Less than high school with certification from an accredited program.

Median Salary in VA (2012): $19,400

2010 Employment: 13,370

2020 Employment: 23,540

Pct Change: 76%
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Interpreters and Translators

Minimum Education: Bachelor’s degree.

Median Salary in VA (2012): $89,600

2010 Employment: 4,850

2020 Employment: 7,780

Pct Change: 60%

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Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners

Minimum Education: Bachelor’s degree.

Median Salary in VA (2012): $52,100

2010 Employment: 3,660

2020 Employment: 5,670

Pct Change: 55%

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Software Developers, Systems Software

Minimum Education: Bachelor’s degree.

Median Salary in VA (2012): $112,400

2010 Employment: 31,370

2020 Employment: 48,180

Pct Change: 54%

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Dental Hygienists

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

Median Salary in VA (2012): $82,800

2010 Employment: 4,470

2020 Employment: 6,740

Pct Change: 51%

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Market Research Analysts and Specialists

Minimum Education: Bachelor’s degree.

Median Salary in VA (2012): $64,300

2010 Employment: 11,370

2020 Employment: 16,740

Pct Change: 47%


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Medical Secretaries

Minimum Education: High school diploma.

Median Salary in VA (2012): $31,300

2010 Employment: 6,270

2020 Employment: 8,970

Pct Change: 43%

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Dental Assistants

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

Median Salary in VA (2012): $34,800

2010 Employment: 7,830

2020 Employment: 11,190

Pct Change: 43%


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Personal Financial Advisors

Minimum Education: Bachelor’s degree.

Median Salary in VA (2012): $73,000

2010 Employment: 3,820

2020 Employment: 5,370

Pct Change: 41%

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Source: Virginia Employment Commission

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