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Trade Schools in West Virginia

Trade schools in West Virginia offer job seekers vital training that can open the door to a number of opportunities in the local employment market. Vocational programs are offered both online and on-campus, and reward graduates with professional certifications, diplomas and degrees that will help them qualify for entry-level positions in the field of their choice.

This resource page offers a brief overview of the fastest-growing jobs in the state, as well as a directory to vocational schools in West Virginia.

The West Virginia Job Market in 2020

The West Virginia labor market has traditionally been closely tied to the region’s energy industry, but this trend has changed in recent years as the state’s healthcare industry has expanded. According to official statistics provided by Workforce West Virginia the regional healthcare industry is expected to add more new jobs each year than any other area of the state’s job market through 2020. This trend is reflected by the list below which shows that eight of the state’s top growth occupations are in healthcare.

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Trade Schools in WV

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There are currently 25 accredited trade schools in West Virginia according to the National Center for Education Statistics. The following table contains basic program data for each school, as well as a link to the institution’s official website.

Name Address
American Public University System 111 W Congress St, Charles Town, West Virginia 25414
Charleston School of Beauty Culture 210 Capitol St, Charleston, West Virginia 25301
Clarksburg Beauty Academy and School of Massage Therapy 120 S 3rd St, Clarksburg, West Virginia 26301
Everest Institute-Cross Lanes 5514 Big Tyler Rd, Cross Lanes, West Virginia 25313
Huntington Junior College 900 Fifth Ave, Huntington, West Virginia 25701
Huntington School of Beauty Culture-Main Campus 5636 Us Route 60 East, Huntington, West Virginia 25705-2030
International Beauty School 4 201 West King Street, Martinsburg, West Virginia 25401
ITT Technical Institute-Huntington 5183 US Route 60 Building 1 Ste40, Huntington, West Virginia 25705
Meredith Manor International Equestrian Center 147 Saddle Lane, Waverly, West Virginia 26184
Morgantown Beauty College inc 276 Walnut St, Morgantown, West Virginia 26505-5430
Mountain State College 1508 Spring St, Parkersburg, West Virginia 26101-3993
Mountain State School of Massage 601 50th St, Charleston, West Virginia 25304
Mountaineer Beauty College 700 6th Ave, Saint Albans, West Virginia 25177
Ross Medical Education Center 1064 Suncrest Towne Centre Drive, Morgantown, West Virginia 26505-1875
Salem International University 223 W Main St, Salem, West Virginia 26426
Scott College of Cosmetology 1502 Market St, Wheeling, West Virginia 26003
Strayer University-West Virginia 100 Corporate Center Dr, Scott Depot, West Virginia 25560
Valley College-Beckley 120 New River Town Center, Beckley, West Virginia 25801
Valley College-Martinsburg 287 Aikens Ctr Edwin Miller Blvd, Martinsburg, West Virginia 25404-6203
Valley College-Princeton 616 Harrison St, Princeton, West Virginia 24740
West Virginia Business College-Nutter Fort 116 Pennsylvania Avenue, Nutter Fort, West Virginia 26301
West Virginia Business College-Wheeling 1052 Main St, Wheeling, West Virginia 26003
West Virginia Junior College-Bridgeport 176 Thompson Dr., Bridgeport, West Virginia 26330
West Virginia Junior College-Charleston 1000 Virginia St E, Charleston, West Virginia 25301
West Virginia Junior College-Morgantown 148 Willey St, Morgantown, West Virginia 26505

Employment & Salary Outlook

West Virginia’s 10 Fastest Growing Occupations

The list below contains the projected 10 fastest-growing professions in West Virginia through the end of the decade. Click on any of the names below to watch a brief video profiling the position, and to review employment data for the state.

Home Health Aides

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

Median Salary in WV (2012): $17,900

2010 Employment: 7,080

2020 Employment: 10,420

Pct Change: 47%

 

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Personal Care Aides

Minimum Education: Less than high school. Median Salary in WV (2012): $17,500 2010 Employment: 8,330 2020 Employment: 11,920 Pct Change: 43%
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Software Developers, Systems Software

Minimum Education: Bachelor’s degree.

Median Salary in WV (2012): $66,000

2010 Employment: 720

2020 Employment: 970

Pct Change: 35%

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Respiratory Therapists

Minimum Education: Two-year associate’s degree from an accredited program. Median Salary in WV (2012): $45,600 2010 Employment: 880 2020 Employment: 1,120 Pct Change: 28%  
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Medical Secretaries

Minimum Education: High school diploma.

Median Salary in WV (2012): $26,300

2010 Employment: 1,550

2020 Employment: 1,980

Pct Change: 27%

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Insurance Sales Agents

Minimum Education: High school diploma. Median Salary in WV (2012): $35,200 2010 Employment: 1,980 2020 Employment: 2,500 Pct Change: 27%  
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Healthcare Social Workers

Minimum Education: Master’s degree.

Median Salary in WV (2012): $42,700

2010 Employment: 990

2020 Employment: 1,240

Pct Change: 26%

 

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Physical Therapists

Minimum Education: Doctoral or professional degree (DPT). Median Salary in WV (2012): $80,300 2010 Employment: 1,140 2020 Employment: 1,420 Pct Change: 26%  
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EMTs and Paramedics

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

Median Salary in WV (2012): $24,600

2010 Employment: 1,700

2020 Employment: 2,020

Pct Change: 19%

 

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Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers

Minimum Education: Bachelor’s degree. Median Salary in WV (2012): $28,800 2010 Employment: 1,210 2020 Employment: 1,420 Pct Change: 18%  
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Source: Workforce West Virginia, Research, Information, and Analysis

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