Does being on the front lines get your adrenaline pumping or make you wish you had a change of pants? If you are prepared for a hands on job, consider pursuing a degree in Trades & Careers. It can be dangerous, but you could be the change the world needs.
Let’s look into the future. Baby boomers are leaving the workforce as quickly as they entered the world, creating a promising job market for future applicants. More than 66% of government employers are planning to hire for new positions this year, up 5% from 2013*. An added bonus-employees in the Trades & Careers industry are generally very satisfied with their jobs, because they’re making a difference.
You could be anything from a firefighter to an auto mechanic, or even a military service member. Maybe helping people is your calling, and all you need to do is pick up the phone. Are you ready to join the team? It sure is a tough job, but somebody’s gotta do it.*Governing, http://www.governing.com/news/headlines/gov-state-local-government-employment-outlook-survey-for-2014.html
Westmoreland County Community College offers 20 Trades and Careers degree programs. It's a small, public, two-year college in a outlying rural area. In 2019, 99 Trades and Careers students graduated with students earning 54 Associate's degrees, and 45 Certificates.
Pittsburg State University offers 6 Trades and Careers degree programs. It's a medium sized, public, four-year university in a faraway town. In 2019, 110 Trades and Careers students graduated with students earning 67 Bachelor's degrees, 25 Associate's degrees, and 18 Certificates.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|Westmoreland County Community College Youngwood, PA||58 : 1||4,645|
|Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics West Mifflin, PA||14 : 1||622|
|Rosedale Technical College Pittsburgh, PA||13 : 1||362|
|All-State Career School-Pittsburgh West Mifflin, PA||272|
|Pittsburgh Technical College Oakdale, PA||24 : 1||1,744|
|Triangle Tech Inc-Pittsburgh Pittsburgh, PA||9 : 1||145|
|Triangle Tech Inc-Greensburg Greensburg, PA||10 : 1||139|
|Douglas Education Center Monessen, PA||21 : 1||208|
|Pittsburg State University Pittsburg, KS||23 : 1||6,645|
|Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science Inc Pittsburgh, PA||103 : 1||205|
|Bella Capelli Academy Monroeville, PA||237|
|Empire Beauty School-Monroeville Monroeville, PA||88|
|South Hills Beauty Academy Pittsburgh, PA||159|
|Forbes Road Career and Technology Center Monroeville, PA||7|
|Empire Beauty School-North Hills Pittsburgh, PA||85|
|Empire Beauty School-West Mifflin West Mifflin, PA||71|
|Butler County Community College Butler, PA||52 : 1||3,176|
|Beaver Falls Beauty Academy Beaver Falls, PA||26|
|Butler Beauty Academy-Kittanning Beauty Academy Kittanning, PA||11|
|Laurel Business Institute Uniontown, PA||12 : 1||240|