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Trade Schools in Wisconsin

If you live in the Badger State, and are interested in starting a new profession, trade schools in Wisconsin are currently accepting students into programs that cover every field from healthcare to finance. Most high school graduates are eligible for admission, and many courses can be completed in two years or less. Many programs are even offered online to accommodate students who work or have other commitments!

On this resource page, you’ll find information about the state’s changing labor needs, and learn how vocational schools in Wisconsin can help you become qualified for entry-level positions with many of the region’s top employers.

Use our quick search feature below to find featured schools near you that are currently accepting students.

Trade Schools in WI

Directory of Trade Schools in WI

The National Center for Education Statistics’ recognized 61 accredited trade schools in Wisconsin at the start of 2014. In the table below, you’ll find a link to each school’s website and general program information for each institution.

Name Address
Academy of Cosmetology 2310 W Court St, Janesville, Wisconsin 53548-3307
Advanced College of Cosmetology 25 West Main Street, Waupun, Wisconsin 53963-0000
Advanced Institute of Hair Design 5780 N. Port Washington Rd., Glendale, Wisconsin 53217
Advanced Institute of Hair Design 353 E. Campus Mall, Madison, Wisconsin 53715-1030
Anthem College-Brookfield 440 South Executive Dr-Ste 230, Brookfield, Wisconsin 53005
Brensten Education 20633 Watertown Road, Waukesha, Wisconsin 53186-0000
Bryant & Stratton College-Bayshore 500 Silverspring Rd Ste K340, Glendale, Wisconsin 53217
Bryant & Stratton College-Milwaukee 310 W. Wisconsin Avenue Suite 500, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53203-2608
Bryant & Stratton College-Wauwatosa 10950 W Potter Road, Wauwatosa, Wisconsin 53226
DeVry University’s Keller Graduate School of Management-Wisconsin 411 East Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 300, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202-4400
DeVry University-Wisconsin 411 E. Wisconsin Ave., Suite 300, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202-4400
Empire Beauty School-Appleton 525 Westhill Blvd, Appleton, Wisconsin 54914-4644
Empire Beauty School-Green Bay 2575 W Mason St, Green Bay, Wisconsin 54304-4838
Empire Beauty School-Madison 6414 Odana Road, Madison, Wisconsin 53717-1111
Empire Beauty School-Manitowoc 1034 S 18th St, Manitowoc, Wisconsin 54220-5040
Empire Beauty School-Milwaukee 5655 South 27th St, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53221
Everest College-Milwaukee 1311 North 6th Street, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53212-4006
First Class Cosmetology School 306 State Street, Beloit, Wisconsin 53511-0000
Gill-Tech Academy of Hair Design 230 S. McCarthy Rd, Appleton, Wisconsin 54914-8613
Globe University-Appleton 5045 W. Grande Market Drive, Grand Chute, Wisconsin 54914-0000
Globe University-Eau Claire 4955 Bullis Farm Rd, Eau Claire, Wisconsin 54701-5168
Globe University–Green Bay 2620 Development Drive, Green Bay, Wisconsin 54311
Globe University-La Crosse 2651 Midwest Dr, Onalaska, Wisconsin 54650
Globe University-Madison East 4901 Eastpark Blvd, Madison, Wisconsin 53718
Globe University–Madison West 1345 Deming Way, Middleton, Wisconsin 53562
Globe University–Wausau 1480 Country Road XX, Rothschild, Wisconsin 54474
Herzing University 3 Point Place, Madison, Wisconsin 53719-2848
Herzing University-Brookfield 555 S Executive Dr, Brookfield, Wisconsin 53005
Herzing University-Kenosha 4006 Washington Rd, Kenosha, Wisconsin 53144
Herzing University-Madison 5218 E. Terrace Dr., Madison, Wisconsin 53718
ITT Technical Institute-Germantown 6300 W. Layton, Suite 100, Greenfield, Wisconsin 53220
ITT Technical Institute-Green Bay 470 Security Blvd, Green Bay, Wisconsin 54313
ITT Technical Institute-Greenfield 6300 W Layton Ave, Greenfield, Wisconsin 53220-4612
ITT Technical Institute-Madison 2450 Rimrock Road, Ste 100, Madison, Wisconsin 53713
Kaplan College-Milwaukee 111 W. Pleasant St-Ste 101, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53212
Madison Media Institute 2702 Agriculture Drive, Madison, Wisconsin 53718
Midwest College of Oriental Medicine-Racine 6232 Bankers Road, Racine, Wisconsin 53403-9747
Milwaukee Career College 3077 N Mayfair Rd Ste 300, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53222
Panache Academy of Beauty 1120 Zap Drive, Baraboo, Wisconsin 53913-2596
Paul Mitchell the School-Green Bay 3450 S. Packerland Dr., De Pere, Wisconsin 54115
Paul Mitchell the School-Monroe 1015 18th Ave, Suite 212, Monroe, Wisconsin 53566
Rasmussen College-Appleton 3500 East Destination Drive, Suite 100, Appleton, Wisconsin 54915-7305
Rasmussen College-Wausau 1101 Westwood Drive, Wausau, Wisconsin 54401-7804
Rasmussen College-Wisconsin 904 South Taylor Street, Suite 100, Green Bay, Wisconsin 54303-2349
Regency Beauty Institute-Greenfield 7995 West Layton Avenue, Greenfield, Wisconsin 53220
Regency Beauty Institute-Madison 2358 East Springs Drive, Suite 300, Madison, Wisconsin 53704
Sanford-Brown College-West Allis 6737 W Washington St., Ste 2355, West Allis, Wisconsin 53214
State College of Beauty Culture inc 1930 Grand Avenue, Wausau, Wisconsin 54403
Strayer University-Wisconsin 9000 West Chester Street, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53214-1373
The Academy Waukesha 2000 Silvernail Rd, Waukesha, Wisconsin 53072
The Institute of Beauty and Wellness 327 East Saint Paul Avenue, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202
The Salon Professional Academy of Kenosha 3701 80th Street, Suite B, Kenosha, Wisconsin 53142-4950
The Salon Professional Academy-Appleton 3355 W College Ave, Appleton, Wisconsin 54915
The Salon Professional Academy-Eau Claire 3408 Mall Drive, Eau Claire, Wisconsin 54701-7633
The Salon Professional Academy-Onalaska 566 Theater Rd, Onalaska, Wisconsin 54650
Ther Art Institute of Wisconsin 320 East Buffalo Street, Suite 100, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202-5837
University of Phoenix-Madison Campus 2310 Crossroads Dr, Madison, Wisconsin 53718-2416
University of Phoenix-Milwaukee Campus 10850 W Park Pl, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53224-3606
VICI Aveda Institute 4111 S. 108th Street, Greenfield, Wisconsin 53228
Visions in Hair Design Institute of Cosmetology 7213 W Burleigh St, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53210
Wisconsin Academy 880 Frontage Rd Ste I, Peshtigo, Wisconsin 54157

Employment & Salary Outlook

Wisconsin 2020 – A Look to the Future

Wisconsin’s labor market continues to be heavily reliant upon manufacturing and agriculture, but Wisconsin Worknet projects solid growth across multiple industries through 2020. Healthcare is expected to be particularly strong (see the list below), but finance and many traditional skilled trades should also generate good opportunities for qualified job seekers as well.

Wisconsin’s 10 Fastest Growing Occupations

The 10 positions highlighted below are the fastest-growing in Wisconsin through 2020 according to official government projections. To learn more about any of the featured jobs, simply click on the name and you’ll be able to see employment data and a brief video.

Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners

Minimum Education: Bachelor’s degree

Median Salary in WI (2012): $40,400

2010 Employment: 1,510

2020 Employment: 2,120

Pct Change: 40%

 

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Diagnostic Medical Sonographers

Minimum Education: Two-year associate’s degree from an accredited program. Median Salary in WI (2012): $77,300 2010 Employment: 1,070 2020 Employment: 1,490 Pct Change: 39%

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Interpreters and Translators

Minimum Education: Bachelor’s degree

Median Salary in WI (2012): $47,200

2010 Employment: 1,540

2020 Employment: 2,150

Pct Change: 39%

 

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Market Research Analysts and Specialists

Minimum Education: Bachelor’s degree. Median Salary in WI (2012): $52,100 2010 Employment: 6,200 2020 Employment: 8,520 Pct Change: 37%
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Personal Care Aides

Minimum Education: Less than high school.

Median Salary in WI (2012): $21,100

2010 Employment: 31,130

2020 Employment: 42,600

Pct Change: 37%

 

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HVAC Technicians and Installers

Minimum Education: High school diploma and certification from an accredited program Median Salary in WI (2012): $44,800 2010 Employment: 4,630 2020 Employment: 6,210 Pct Change: 34%
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Personal Financial Advisors

Minimum Education: Bachelor’s degree

Median Salary in WI (2012): $47,400

2010 Employment: 3,490

2020 Employment: 4,640

Pct Change: 33%

 

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Veterinary Technologists and Technicians

Minimum Education: Two-year associate’s degree from an accredited program. Median Salary in WI (2012): $32,700 2010 Employment: 1,700 2020 Employment: 2,240 Pct Change: 32%
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Insurance Sales Agents

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

Median Salary in WI (2012): $46,800

2010 Employment: 7,490

2020 Employment: 9,830

Pct Change: 31%

 

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Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists

Minimum Education: Doctoral or professional degree (DPT) Median Salary in WI (2012): $55,000 2010 Employment: 2,210 2020 Employment: 2,900 Pct Change: 31%
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Source: Wisconsin Workforce Information, Bureau of Labor Statistics Programs

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