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    Carrington College
    At Carrington College, students receive training to prepare for careers in the medical, veterinary, dental, or criminal justice fields. The school offers associate’s degree programs and certificates, and specializes in hands-on healthcare education. Students who live a distance from the school have the option to take online courses.

    • 2004 Lloyd Ctr., 3rd Floor Portland, OR 97232
    • Criminal Justice and Law, Healthcare and Nursing, HVAC and Building Services, Massage Therapy, Medical Assisting, Pharmacy Tech, Phlebotomy Technician, Veterinary Services, Wellness

    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.

    • 1425 NE Irving St Portland, OR 97232
    • Healthcare and Nursing, Massage Therapy, Phlebotomy Technician, Radiology, Wellness

    Institute of Technology
    The Institute of Technology, or IOT, is a trade school that offers vocational programs in business, computer technology, medical science, criminal justice, culinary arts, and cosmetology. Students enjoy hands-on experience, flexible class schedules, and career-focused instruction.

    • 4700 Silverton Rd. NE Salem, OR 97305
    • Business, Cosmetology and Barbering, Criminal Justice and Law, Culinary Arts and Restaurant Management, Healthcare and Nursing, HVAC and Building Services, Wellness

    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.

    • 234 SW Broadway Portland, OR 97205
    • Cosmetology and Barbering

    Pioneer Pacific College
    With four campuses in Oregon, Pioneer Pacific College offers courses in Healthcare, Business, Paralegal Studies, and Culinary Arts.

    • 4145 SW Watson Ave., #300 Beaverton, OR 97005
    • 3800 Sports Way Springfield, OR 97477
    • 1701 SW Jefferson St. Portland, OR 97201
    • Business, Culinary Arts and Restaurant Management, Healthcare and Nursing


    Career Outlook in Oregon

    Those looking to start a new and exciting career can begin their journey at one of Oregon’s trade schools. With an average salary of over $60k and an expected rise in growth across various fields, now is the perfect time for eager students to get a quality education.

    The State of Oregon Employment Department projects a 17% growth in nursing and residential care facilities jobs in the next several years. Additionally, those looking for a career as a software engineer should see up to a 23% increase in the number of available jobs in Oregon.

    Industry Growth in Oregon

    A projected growth of up to 11% is likely for the Oregon construction industry. Those hoping to enter this field can find work as roofers, carpenters and painters. Experts also predict thousands of new jobs in the truck transportation field. Students who want to be professional drivers must first earn their CDL.