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    Paul Mitchell Schools
    There are more than 100 Paul Mitchell Schools nationwide that prepare future professionals for careers in the beauty industry. Students can learn in-demand skills to become cosmetologists, barbers, estheticians and nail designers.

    • 4201 E McCain Boulevard North Little Rock, AR 72117
    • 4156 N Steele Boulevard Fayetteville, AR 72703
    • Cosmetology and Barbering

    Strayer University

    Strayer University is a private college that offers online and in-person programs from associate's to master's levels. The school has locations in over 15 different states. Degree options include business and criminal justice. SU has a mission to teach students the skills they need to grow and thrive.

    • 10825 Financial Centre Parkway, Suite 400 Little Rock, AR 72211
    • Architecture, Computer and Information Technology, Criminal Justice and Law, Trucking and Transportation

    Vista College
    Online and on-campus career training in healthcare, business, technology, legal, cosmetology and the trades.

    • 1200 S Waldron Rd., Ste 122 Fort Smith, AR 72903
    • Business, Cosmetology and Barbering, Criminal Justice and Law, Healthcare and Nursing, HVAC and Building Services, Veterinary Services

    Career Outlook in Arkansas

    At the trade schools in Arkansas, students learn in-demand skills through online courses and programs on campus. They receive the right training for the careers they want. With an average wage of over $20 hourly, many job openings, and fast-growing industries, the state is ideal for both career education and work opportunities.

    About 21.2% of Arkansas’ labor force works in education and health services. Healthcare careers are the fastest growing in the state with around 36,000 job openings expected by 2028. This includes a growing need for home health aides, outpatient specialists, and laboratory assistants. Ambulatory services such as EMTS are also among the fastest-growing occupations in the state.

    Industry Growth in Arkansas

    The Arkansas Department of Labor expects the construction industry to grow by 11.75% before the year 2028. With jobs opening quickly, construction is a top-growing industry, especially for trade workers. The state predicts a large gain in employment both directly related to building residential and commercial spaces as well as general building maintenance.