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Career Colleges and Universities in West Amarillo, Texas

West Amarillo, Texas Career Colleges, Technical Schools, and Universities

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

At career colleges in Texas, 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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Amarillo, Texas Colleges and Universities

Amarillo, Texas has more to offer than just the headquarters of frozen meat giant Tyson Foods. This town of 190,695 has great colleges and thriving industries.

Amarillo colleges

The largest college in Amarillo is Amarillo College. About 12,000 academic students and 28,000 continuing education students attend this community college. The school boasts affordable tuition and more than 160 associate degree programs and certificates.

Wayland Baptist University has a campus in Amarillo. At this campus, you can earn an Associate of Applied Science, a Bachelor of Applied Science or Bachelor of Christian Ministry, and over five master's degrees. This Christian school even offers a teacher certification program and has one of the fastest growing online Christian programs in the nation.

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center also has a presence in Amarillo. At this campus, there are more than 60 students in the Amarillo School of Medicine, 120 students in the School of Pharmacy, and 60 students in the School of Allied Health Sciences.

Amarillo economy

The major industries in Amarillo are education, health care, retail, and manufacturing. The major employers in town include: Amarillo Independent School District (4,139 employees), Tyson Foods (3,700 employees), B&W Pantex (3,398 employees), Baptist St. Anthony's Health System (2,700 employees), and City of Amarillo (2,012 employees). The mean annual income in Amarillo is $37,730.

Amarillo has one of the lowest unemployment rates in the country, at only 4.9 percent (a nearly two percent drop from mid-2011). Most industries grew during 2011, making Amarillo a wise choice to attend school or look for a job.

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, comparative religion, and film.

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