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Career and Technical Training in Delaware

Career Colleges, Technical Schools, and Universities in Delaware

List of accredited Delaware colleges, universities, and trade schools. The University of Delaware is the largest university in the state. Each program from a Delaware Career College, a post-secondary for-profit institution, offers an education with an in-demand career field. The programs are designed to get you work-ready, equipped with the practical knowledge, and the competence needed to obtain a competitive career in Delaware.

At career colleges in Delaware, you typically don't take general education classes in core subjects such as English and math. Instead, you focus on career-related courses.

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Delaware Career-Focused Degree Programs

From community colleges to technical schools to research universities, Delaware education offers as many opportunities as larger states do people. Find out why this small state can be great place to get your degree.

Delaware education: First a degree, then a career

Known as the ""First State,"" Delaware students should find higher educational opportunities with countless options. From the bustling capital city of Dover to popular beach destinations, students of any age can engage their minds through a myriad of degrees and career training programs.

Delaware student life

The five largest Delaware schools are as follows:

  1. University of Delaware
  2. Wilmington College
  3. Delaware State University
  4. Wesley College
  5. Widener University

According to the Southern Regional Education Board, 2009 median costs, including tuition, fees, room and board to attend public four-year Delaware colleges and universities ranged from $9,850 to $17,080.

Delaware Technical & Community College has three campuses:

  1. Wilmington/Stanton
  2. Dover
  3. Georgetown

In addition, training programs offered through distance learning opportunities include interactive classrooms, online classes and telecourses. Full-time, student tuition runs $1,371.00 per semester for in-state students and $3,427.80 per semester for out-of-state students.

As you might hope and expect, Delaware universities and colleges provide traditional and non-traditional students extracurricular activities and programs on their campuses. In addition to graduate programs and degrees, many universities offer student government, community-service based groups, fraternities and sororities, as well as recreational clubs and sports. Through these services, Delaware college students can stay involved in the social and academic environments associated with higher education.

Delaware industry and averages

If you want the money, then invest in your education. Nearly 87 percent of Delaware residents 25 years and older are high-school graduates and more than 27.5 percent have a bachelor's degree or higher. Bachelor's degrees and higher constitute high-paid positions for chief executive officers, which paid an mean annual wage of $219,230 in 2010 Delaware, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. Associate degrees take you onto mid-level stations such as medical technicians, registered nurses, computer tech support and paralegals.

According to the US 2010 Census, Delaware's median annual household income of $56,985 hovered above the U.S. average of $50,221 in 2010. Housing prices were much higher in value than national average of $185,400 with Delaware's median at $235,000.

Living and working in Delaware

According to the Delaware 2018 Occupational & Industry Projections Report, the fastest growth in wage increase was in legal occupations, which should rise 17.6 percent. Management occupations and chief executives had the next highest pay gain.

Top employers in Delaware include the following six:

  1. State of Delaware
  2. DuPont
  3. MBNA Corp.
  4. J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.
  5. Acme Markets/Albertson's Inc.
  6. University of Delaware

Careers in Delaware with the greatest estimated job growth are registered nurses, nursing aides and attendants. Medical secretaries, licensed practical and vocational nurse careers are likely to see robust growth, as well. If you are considering studying healthcare, Delaware recently recorded substantial growth of more than one-third total job increase in that industry.

Outside of the health care industry, occupations with the greatest expected job growth are in food service, customer service and retail sales. Other rapidly growing sectors include arts, entertainment and recreation; administrative and waste services; information technology; professional and technical services.

Author: Heather Bieber
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