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Akron CNC Training Center

  • 1169 Brittain Road Akron, OH 44305
  • 1311 Brookpark Road Cleveland, OH 44109
  • Machine Operation

American Healthcare Institute

The mission of American Healthcare Institute is to provide world-class training at an affordable cost to local area individuals who wish to start a career in the medical profession. Student enhancement is also an additional area of focus and we will achieve that by providing additional tools necessary to achieve successful personal, professional, community outcomes.
  • 6029 Cleveland Avenue Columbus, OH 43231
  • Dental, Healthcare and Nursing, Pharmacy Tech

American National University

American National University offers Associate, Bachelor's, and Master's degrees in fields ranging from health to business. American National University offers credited programs to help attendees find jobs. There are courses in medical billing, pharmacy tech, accounting, network administration, and more. Students develop the skills and attitudes they need to succeed in their careers. Distance learning and online classes are an option. Campus locations include Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky, and Ohio.
  • 1837 Woodman Center Dr. Kettering, OH 45420
  • Business, Computer and Information Technology, Criminal Justice and Law, Healthcare and Nursing, Medical Billing and Coding, Phlebotomy Technician

Arizona College of Nursing

The Arizona College of Nursing, established in 1991 by a group of pharmacists, has grown into a leading institution for vocational medical education with a mission to meet the evolving healthcare needs of the community. Operating across 20 campuses in 12 states, it offers a range of programs including Medical Assisting, Dental Assisting, and Healthcare Administration, and is renowned for its dynamic, culturally enriched learning environment. The college is thoroughly accredited, including a BSN program recognized by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, and maintains affiliations with various prestigious organizations and nursing associations, enhancing its credibility and support within the nursing community. Dedicated to continuous improvement and workforce relevance, the Arizona College of Nursing offers tailored educational programs and strong career development support, making it a compelling option for those pursuing careers in health professions, evidenced by its robust placement support and state-of-the-art training facilities.
  • 11500 Northlake Drive Suite 105 Cincinnati, OH 45249
  • 3401 Enterprise Parkway Suite 100 Cleveland, OH 44122
  • Healthcare Administration, Medical Assisting

Cleveland Institute of Electronics

Cleveland Institute of Electronics provides distance education in the fields of computer technology and electronics engineering. Based in Ohio, the school's one-on-one instruction allows students to learn new skills and advance their careers.

  • 1776 East 17th Cleveland, OH 44114
  • Computer and Information Technology, HVAC and Building Services

DeVry University

DeVry University, founded in 1931, is renowned for its emphasis on technology and innovation, offering a variety of undergraduate and graduate programs in fields such as Technology, Healthcare, Business, and Accounting. With campuses in over 25 states and options for online and hybrid learning, DeVry provides flexible education opportunities aligned with modern academic needs.
  • 2 Easton Oval, Ste 210, Columbus, OH 43219
  • Business, Healthcare and Nursing, Technology

Elite Welding Academy

Elite Welding Academy, established in 2006, provides hands-on training in various welding techniques aimed at immediate employment in the field. The academy offers certifications such as Combination Structural & Pipe Welding Diploma and Structural Welding Certification, with flexible class schedules. Accredited by multiple bodies, including ACCET and Texas Workforce Commission, the academy maintains an open admission policy and offers tuition ranging from $16,000 to $24,000.
  • 4670 Dues Drive Cincinnati, Ohio 45246 Cincinnati, OH 45246
  • Skilled Trades, Welding

Empire Beauty Schools

Empire Beauty Schools offers hands-on experience in cosmetology, skincare, and cosmetology education at all of their locations.
  • 8419 Colerain Ave. Cincinnati, OH 45239
  • Cosmetology and Barbering

FORTIS College

FORTIS provides people with a quality post-secondary education. The school has locations in 15 states that offer diploma and degree programs. These include accredited tracks in healthcare, business, technology, and other trades. Specific options vary by campus. The college also has online courses. This allows busy students the flexibility to complete their schooling at a pace that works for them. Attendees can earn associate’s degrees in business, human resources, or marketing.
  • 555 E. Alex Bell Rd. Centerville, OH 45459
  • 11499 Chester Rd., Suite 200 Cincinnati, OH 45246
  • 2545 Bailey Rd. Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221
  • 653 Enterprise Pkwy. Ravenna, OH 44266
  • 4151 Executive Pkwy., Suite 120 Westerville, OH 43081
  • Business, Computer and Information Technology, Cosmetology and Barbering, Healthcare and Nursing, HVAC and Building Services, Trucking and Transportation

Herzing University

Herzing University collaborates with industry leaders and employers to develop degree and diploma programs tailored to the evolving needs of various industries. Their academic offerings span diverse fields such as technology, business, healthcare, and public safety. Prospective students can explore a wide range of options, including over 40 undergraduate programs leading to bachelor's or associate degrees. Additionally, there are opportunities for career advancement through four graduate programs, including seven MBA concentrations, eight MSN concentrations, and a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program. Herzing University distinguishes itself by offering accelerated study options that enable students to earn a bachelor's degree in just three years and a combined bachelor's and master's degree in four years. Many associate degrees can also be completed in less than two years.
  • 1600 South Arlington St Akron, OH 44306
  • Computer and Information Technology, Criminal Justice and Law, Dental, Healthcare Administration, Healthcare and Nursing, Medical Assisting, Medical Billing and Coding, Sterile Processing Technician

Hondros College of Nursing

Hondros College of Nursing, originally established in 1981 as a real estate preparatory school, transitioned to a prominent nursing education provider by 2006, now offering diplomas and degrees in nursing. The institution, acquired by American Public Education, Inc. in 2013, has expanded its footprint with new campuses in Maumee, Indianapolis, and Akron, reflecting its dedication to providing accessible, high-quality nursing education. The college supports flexible class schedules and online or hybrid learning options, integrated with essential hands-on training through externships and clinical experiences to prepare students for real-world nursing roles. Hondros College of Nursing is accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools and the National League for Nursing Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation, ensuring it meets rigorous educational standards. With an 82% acceptance rate and no SAT/ACT requirement, the college emphasizes accessibility and offers various financial aid options to assist students with tuition costs.
  • 755 White Pond Dr. Akron, OH 44320
  • 4140 Executive Parkway (Westerville) Columbus, OH 43081
  • 7600 Tylers Pl Blvd, (West Chester) Cincinnati, OH 45069
  • 6520 Poe Ave. Dayton, OH 45414
  • 1684 Woodlands Dr. (Maumee) Toledo, OH 43537
  • 5005 Rockside Rd., Suite 130 (Independence), Cleveland, OH 44131
  • Healthcare and Nursing

Jefferson County Joint Vocational School

The goal of the JVS is to provide high school graduates with appropriate job placement and a readiness to advance in the workforce.
  • 1509 County Highway 22A Bloomingdale, OH 43910
  • Automotive, Computer and Information Technology, Cosmetology and Barbering, Criminal Justice and Law, Healthcare Administration and Services, Healthcare and Nursing


MyComputerCareer (formerly TechSkills) provides career training courses in in the fields of healthcare, business, and information technology. Students can attend classes at one of the schools' locations in Ohio, Indiana, Texas or North Carolina.

  • 2400 Corporate Exchange Dr, Suite 300 Columbus, OH 43231
  • Computer and Information Technology, Healthcare and Nursing

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.
  • 11956 Lebanon Road Sharonville, OH 45241
  • 10735 Ravenna Road Twinsburg, OH 44087
  • 3000 Morse Road Columbus, OH 43231
  • 5549 Monroe Street Sylvania, OH 43560
  • Cosmetology and Barbering

Remington College

Hands-on learning and experienced faculty members mark Remington College’s dedication to students. Since 1985, the school has grown to nearly 20 locations across the U.S. With offerings from vocational training to master’s degrees, there are options for everybody. Several programs are fully online, too. Training is available in Healthcare, Technology, Culinary Arts, Health & Beauty, and Skilled Trades, among others.
  • 14445 Broadway Ave. Cleveland, OH 44125
  • Business, Construction, Cosmetology and Barbering, Criminal Justice and Law, Culinary Arts and Restaurant Management, Graphics, Design, and Arts, Healthcare and Nursing, HVAC and Building Services, Phlebotomy Technician

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.

  • 4060 Perimeter Dr Columbus, OH 43228
  • Trucking and Transportation

Ross Medical Education Center

The Ross Medical Education Center offers training in a variety of disciplines, including Nursing, Medical Assisting, and Dental Assisting. In addition to the 40 campuses across the U.S., online associate’s degrees are available. Scheduling is flexible so that enrollees can balance personal responsibilities.
  • 4300 Munson St. NW Canton, OH 44718
  • 5834 Monroe St., Ste F-J Sylvania, OH 43560
  • 4490 Brandt Pike Dayton, OH 45424
  • 120 Market Dr. Elyria, OH 44035
  • 5555 Youngstown-Warren Rd., Unit 909 Niles, OH 44446
  • 2150 W 4th St. Ontario, OH 44906
  • 11590 Century Blvd., Ste 210 Cincinnati, OH 45246
  • Healthcare and Nursing, Veterinary Services

Stautzenberger College

Stautzenberger College, established in 1926, is renowned for its vocational training across numerous fields like Animal Sciences, Business, and Skilled Trades. Offering flexible learning options through its campuses in Maumee, Brecksville, and Toledo, as well as online, the college caters to a diverse student body with its variety of program schedules, including morning, afternoon, evening, and hybrid classes. Fully accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC), with additional programmatic accreditations, Stautzenberger ensures a comprehensive educational experience by incorporating real-world applications through externships. With an acceptance rate of 100%, the college is committed to making career-focused education accessible and affordable, providing significant support and value to its students.
  • 1796 Indian Wood Circle Maumee, OH 43537
  • 8001 Katherine Blvd. Brecksville, OH 44141
  • Business, Healthcare and Nursing, HVAC and Building Services, Veterinary Services


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Career Outlook in Ohio

The trade schools in Ohio offer degrees in various fields of study. Through one-on-one instruction, students receive a quality education. They learn the skills they need for the careers supported by Ohio’s many growing industries. With an average household income of $56k, many Ohioans find the state is a comfortable place to live and work.

With a 61 percent rise expected in the coming years, wind turbine service technicians are among the fastest-growing careers in Ohio. These workers attend HVAC training programs and receive on-the-job training. More physical therapy assistant jobs are also possible, with an expected 33 percent increase in openings.

Industry Outlook in Ohio

In the years to come, Ohio’s home health care service industry could see a 50.7 percent rise. This includes a large increase in openings for personal care aides. These state-certified healthcare employees work inside the homes of patients. Social work is another rising industry with an expected 40.5 percent increase in the individual and family service industry.