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Reading, Pennsylvania can be summed up in its name. With many colleges, Reading pumps out educated students who can pursue careers there or elsewhere.

Reading, Pennsylvania Career Colleges, Technical Schools, and Universities

Looking for accredited career colleges, technical schools, and universities in Reading, Pennsylvania. Each degree from a Reading, Pennsylvania Career College, a post-secondary for-profit institution, offers an education with an in-demand career field.

At career colleges in Pennsylvania, 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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Reading, Pa., Colleges and Universities

Reading, Pa., didn't receive its name for having a well-read population, but it may as well have. This town of about 88,000 people is packed with colleges that help pump out an educated workforce.

Choosing your college in Reading, Pa.

Penn State Berks is located in Reading. Penn State Berks offers 16 bachelor's degree programs and eight associate degree programs in subjects as varied as business and professional writing. Tuition costs a little under $13,000 a year for in-state students and $20,000 for out-of-state students. The main private college in Reading is Albright College. A school of more than 16,000 students, Albright College has over 50 undergraduate programs in subjects ranging from theatre to fashion, and two cooperative programs with Duke University. Tuition is over $30,000 a year.

There are many other colleges in and near Reading, such as Kutztown University and Reading Area Community College. Due to the many offerings, the average tuition and fees for the 2011/2012 school year in Pennsylvania is $3,663 for public two-year in-state colleges, $12,079 for public four-year in-state colleges, and $32,559 for private non-profit four-year colleges.

Reading the economy in Reading, Pa.

Reading has a thriving workforce for a town its size. The main industries are manufacturing (comprising nearly a quarter of the workforce) and education and health care (about 20 percent of the workforce). The top three employers in town are The Reading Hospital and Medical Center, East Penn Manufacturing Co., Inc., and Carpenter Technology Corporations. The mean annual income is about $42,000. With a near 10 percent population increase between 2000 and 2010 and nearly all industries growing in 2012, Reading could mean a bright future for your career or at least when it comes to your education.

Author: Jon Fortenbury

Jon Fortenbury is a Reno-based freelance writer. He's written for many publications, including Las Vegas Review Journal, Nevada Magazine, and Reno News & Review. His interests include education, religious debates, and lengthy road trips.

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