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All-State Career School

All-State Career School is a private, for-profit educational institution that offers career-focused training programs in various fields. The school primarily focuses on providing students with the skills and knowledge needed to pursue careers in industries such as healthcare, automotive technology, and commercial driving. All-State Career School offers various diploma and degree programs to help students develop skills for the workforce. The goal of the staff and faculty is to support economic growth and social change in their community. The school accepts all traditional and non-traditional adults looking to either advance or begin professional careers.
  • Campus 179 E Burr Blvd. Suite K Kearneysville, WV 25430
  • Campus 3 Elm Grove Crossing Suite 3C Wheeling, WV 26003
  • Healthcare and Nursing, HVAC and Building Services, Medical Assisting, Pharmacy Tech, Trucking and Transportation

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.
  • 110 Park Center Dr. Parkersburg, WV 26101
  • 421 Hilltop Dr. Princeton, WV 24739
  • Business, Computer and Information Technology, Criminal Justice and Law, Healthcare and Nursing, Medical Billing and Coding, Phlebotomy Technician

Laurel Technical Institute

Laurel Technical Institute, founded in 1985, provides hands-on training in various fields with flexible scheduling options, including part-time, evening, weekend, and online classes. The institute offers certificates, diplomas, and specialized associate degrees, promoting a personal learning environment with strong career support.
  • 200 Wedgewood Drive Morgantown, WV 26505
  • Business, Healthcare and Nursing, Skilled Trades

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.
  • 5707 Maccorkle Ave. SE, Ste 20 Charleston, WV 25304
  • 1064 Suncrest Town Centre Dr. Morgantown, WV 26505
  • Healthcare and Nursing, Veterinary Services

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.

  • 135 Corporate Center Drive, Suite 531 Scott Depot, WV 25560
  • Architecture, Computer and Information Technology, Criminal Justice and Law, Trucking and Transportation


Career Outlook in West Virginia

Trade schools in West Virginia offer various diplomas and degrees in many career fields. Some schools offer classes online and on-campus, while others focus on hands-on teaching. With an average household income of $46,700 and ample opportunity for finding work that matches your skills, this state is an ideal location for job seekers.

Automotive mechanic and service technician jobs in West Virginia should see significant growth in the near future. The state predicts a 37% rise in demand for farm equipment mechanics and a 26.8% greater need for motorcycle mechanics. There is also a 39.8% higher outlook for wind turbine service techs in the HVAC career field.

Industry Growth in West Virginia

West Virginia has a booming construction industry. It is the third most forested state in the nation and has a solid supply of building materials. Construction laborers such as roofers, masonry workers, and carpenters can expect to find openings annually. The state’s abundance of raw materials and thriving manufacturing industry also make it ideal for metalworkers and welders.