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    Concorde Career College

    With several locations throughout the United States, Concorde prepares attendees for jobs in healthcare and dentistry. This institution prides itself on providing an educational experience that is student centered, community based, and achievement driven.

    Career seekers interested in studying a trade in healthcare or dental care can go to Concorde Career College for a diploma or associate degree in an array of fields. The institution offers programs in diagnostics, including cardiovascular and medical sonography. Allied health programs include medical assisting and office administration.

    Several programs also focus on patient care, such as massage therapy, respiratory therapy, occupational therapy, surgical technology, and coursework for physical therapy assistants. Concorde helps interested students prepare for high-level dental care, as well, with programs and training for dental assistants and hygienists.

    • 7900 Airways Blvd Southaven, MS 38671
    • Healthcare and Nursing, Massage Therapy, Phlebotomy Technician, Radiology, Wellness

    Delta Technical College
    Delta Technical college offers courses in mechanical trades, healthcare, cosmetology, and professional truck driving. Students at Delta Technical College's Horn Lake campus receive comprehensive instruction to help them qualify for jobs in allied health, cosmetology, commercial trucking, or skilled trades like welding, HVAC, pipefitting and electrical work. On-site welding, HVAC, and cosmetology labs also provide hands-on training so students can apply and perfect their skills.

    • 6550 Interstate Blvd. Horn Lake, MS 38637
    • 113 Marketridge Dr. Ridgeland, MS 39157
    • Cosmetology and Barbering, Healthcare and Nursing, HVAC and Building Services, Trucking and Transportation

    Roadmaster Drivers School

    Roadmasters Drivers School provides students with the skills and hands-on training they need to obtain a Class A commercial driver's license. The school partners with a variety of industries hiring new drivers with Class A licenses. Classroom locations are nationwide and the curriculum is between three and four weeks long. A truck driving education is both affordable and accessible to anyone looking for long time work that pays well.

    • 1500 W Highland Dr Jackson, MS 39204
    • Trucking and Transportation

    Saint Leo University
    Saint Leo University is a liberal arts college offering many undergraduate and graduate degrees. Located north of Tampa, FL, the main campus has an enrollment of over 2,200 students. Total registration in online courses and at centers in other states is nearly 15,000. The school is the oldest Catholic institution of higher education in Florida.

    • 81 Fifth Street, Suite 11 Columbus AFB, MS 39710
    • Business, Communications and Media, Computer and Information Technology, Criminal Justice and Law, Graphics, Design, and Arts

    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.

    • 100 East Capitol St, Suite 100 Jackson, MS 39201
    • Architecture, Computer and Information Technology, Criminal Justice and Law, Trucking and Transportation

    Career Outlook in Mississippi

    Mississippi trade schools provide students with the skills, experience and direction they need to succeed in their professional life. With an average annual salary of about $45,000 and a growing population nearing 3 million, Mississippi offers graduates the perfect place to build a new, exciting career.

    According to the Mississippi Department of Employment Security (MDES), the field of business administration is trending towards an 8% overall increase in jobs over the next several years. Employees in these positions often lead team members, manage finances and even develop marketing projects. Also of note is the roughly 9% increase expected in the field of engineering. These workers use computer software to draft and design layouts for homes, business and other structures.

    Industry Growth in Mississippi

    Among the several thriving industries in Mississippi, MDES shows the transportation and warehousing field growing about 4.5% over time. Trade school graduates in this career often transport goods across the country in commercial semi-trucks, buses and trailers. Another industry expected to grow is social services. This varied field includes everything from counseling to child and family social work.