Phoenix Trade Schools, Colleges & Universities

Phoenix Trade SchoolsAct on your goals for the future now by exploring the training offered at Phoenix trade schools and colleges.

If you currently reside in the Phoenix metropolitan area and want to start a new career, boost an existing one, or change fields, there is no better time to take action. The economic outlook for Arizona is rebounding quickly, which makes right now an ideal time to invest in your education. There are a wide variety of schools in Phoenix offering an education in specific trades and some of today's top industries.

Take control of your school search with the helpful zip-code search tool, designed to locate the schools near you offering the programs you want!

Find out why it's a smart choice to get your education in Phoenix.



Featured Schools

UEI College

  • Phoenix
  • Computer & Network Technician
  • Dental Assistant
  • HVAC Technician
  • Medical Assistant Technician
  • Medical Front Office and Billing
  • Pharmacy Technician


The Art Institute of Phoenix

  • Phoenix
  • Baking & Pastry Arts
  • Culinary Arts
  • Culinary Management
  • Digital Filmmaking & Video Production
  • Digital Photography
  • Fashion Design
  • Fashion Marketing
  • Game Art & Design
  • Graphic Design
  • Graphic & Web Design
  • Hospitality Food & Beverage Management
  • Interior Design
  • Media Arts & Animation
  • Visual & Game Programming
  • Visual Effects & Motion Graphics


Golf Academy of America

  • Phoenix
  • Golf Complex Operations and Management:
    • General Management
    • Golf Professional


Arizona College

  • Glendale
  • Dental Assistant
  • Health Information (Billing & Coding)
  • Massage Therapy
  • Medical Assistant
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Phlebotomy Technician


Brookline College

  • Phoenix
  • Dental Assistant
  • Medical Assistant
  • Medical Insurance Billing & Coding
  • Medical Laboratory Technician
  • Nursing
  • Patient Care Technician
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Phlebotomy Technician


CollegeAmerica

  • Phoenix
  • Accounting
  • Accounting - Forensic Accounting
  • Business Administration
    • Human Resources
    • New Media Marketing
    • Property Management
    • Technology
  • Business Management & Accounting
    • Property Management
    • Retail Sales Management
  • Computer Technology & Networking
  • Graphic Arts
  • Graphic Arts - Information Design
  • Health Information Management
  • Healthcare Administration
  • Medical Specialties
  • Software and Mobile Application Development
  • Web Design and Development


Carrington College

  • Phoenix East
  • Phoenix North
  • Criminal Justice
  • Dental Assisting
  • Medical Assisting
  • Medical Billing and Coding
  • Medical Laboratory Technology
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Physical Therapy Technology
  • Registered Nursing
  • Respiratory Care
  • Veterinary Assisting


Arizona Automotive Institute

  • Glendale
  • Automotive Service Technology
  • Combination Welding
  • Diesel - Heavy Truck
  • HVAC and Basic Refrigeration


Fortis College

  • Phoenix
  • Dental Assistant
  • Medical Assistant
  • Practical Nursing


Steiner Institute of Esthetics

  • Phoenix
  • Professional Esthetics


Motorcycle Mechanics Institute

  • Phoenix
  • Motorcycle Technician Specialist


Universal Technical Institute

  • Avondale
  • Automotive Technology
  • Diesel & Industrial Technology



Why it's a Smart Choice to Get an Education in Phoenix

Variety in the Valley

Phoenix is one of America's largest metropolitan areas, and as such offers you a wide variety of educational programs at the various trade schools and colleges in Phoenix. Whether your interest lies in career fields related to health and medical care, the arts, technology, skilled trades, cosmetology, or another area, you should be able to find a program designed to fit your life and schedule.

Endless Possibilities

While many metropolitan areas across the United States rely heavily upon one sector or another for job growth and stability, this metro area offers graduates a number of possible career paths to follow upon graduation.

Since it is always in demand, healthcare remains a vital sector to the Phoenix economy. Many of the city's fastest-growing jobs come directly from the healthcare field. These include, but are not limited to, positions such as:

One of the more unique and in-demand careers in Phoenix is that of Respiratory Therapist. Arizona's warm, dry climate means there is a higher demand for qualified respiratory therapists, so this field can be a solid choice for someone seeking high job stability.

Other major sectors of the Arizona economy include construction and building trades. Home values are leveling out following the recession, and even increasing as new buyers enter the market. Skilled positions such as HVAC technicians and brick and block masons are seeing increases in demand. Arizona's construction industry added 10,000 jobs between 2012 and 2013, providing proof that the industry is rebounding.*

Last but not least, the Phoenix area is becoming a hot spot for the technological industry. Companies like GM and GoDaddy are opening new facilities or expanding their current presence in the valley, and looking for experienced information technology professionals to fill positions. In-demand career fields include positions such as Database Administrators, Systems Analysts, and general Tech Support Professionals.

A Phoenix on the Rise

The overall health of the economy in Phoenix and the rest of Arizona is cause for celebration. The state is expected to have the fastest job growth through 2018 at 3% annually, ranking second behind Illinois. That steady job growth is also expected to help boost household incomes across the state by 3.6%, putting the median household income at $47,468. Best of all, Arizona's economy is expanding. Moody's Analytics expects the state economy to grow at a rate of 4.6% annually, the best in the nation. *



*Forbes.com, "Arizona , Texas Head List of States for Expected Job Growth," website last accessed May 13, 2016.

City of Phoenix, website last accessed May 10, 2016.