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Louisiana Degrees Open Doors to Fast-Growing Industries

Louisiana has a diverse economy and boasts a solid position in numerous industries. The state's main industries are mineral production (oil, natural gas, sulphur, lime, salt), petroleum refining, chemical and petrochemical manufacturing, tourism, and forestry. Others are pulp, plywood, and papermaking, agriculture and food processing, commercial fishing, shipping and international trade, shipbuilding, and general manufacturing.

Newer, growing sectors include digital media, energy, entertainment, life science, nuclear technology, and logistics and transportation. Hot Louisiana job markets include Baton Rouge, Lafayette, New Orleans, and Shreveport-Bossier City.

The Job Market in Louisiana

The Louisiana jobs expected to grow the fastest between 2008 and 2018, along with their annual median wages from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, are:

  • Home health aides: $20,480
  • Personal and home care aides: $19,680
  • Network systems and data communications analysts: $73,250
  • Skin care specialists: $28,580

In addition, Louisiana is one of the Top 10 states for the fastest growth of high-tech jobs. The industry projected to experience the greatest expansion during the same time period is health care and social assistance, particularly ambulatory health care services, social assistance, and nursing and residential care facilities. Next is accommodation and food services, followed by professional, scientific, and technical services.

Louisiana Degrees: The Advantages

For a competitive edge over fellow job seekers and to land a well-paying position, postsecondary Louisiana degrees may help in your career growth. A large number of Louisiana's fastest-growing jobs require either an associate's or bachelor's degree. You may obtain a degree through an online school or one of Louisiana's campus-based schools.

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AS in Criminal Justice
Remington College , Shreveport
  • Dallas campus named 2013 School of the Year by the National Association for Health Professionals (NAHP).
  • Tuition covers course-required materials for campus students, including books, lab equipment, and class supplies.
  • Offers flat tuition rate to continuously enrolled students who are on track toward program completion.
  • Campus accreditation by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).
  • 18 campuses across the United States, with online options as well.
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Diesel Technology
Lincoln Tech , Nashville
  • Encompasses the Lincoln Tech, Lincoln Culinary Institute, and Lincoln College of New England brands.
  • Lincoln schools made more than $15 million available nationally through scholarships to qualified students in 2015.
  • Designated a Military Friendly School for the 6th year in a row by Victory Media; offers exclusive scholarship for servicemen and women and their families.
  • First Lincoln Tech campus opened in 1946; now 30 campuses in 15 states across the United States.
  • Campuses are accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS), Accrediting Commission of Career Schools (ACCSC), Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES), and New England Association of Schools and Colleges – Commission on Institutions of Higher Education (NEASC)
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Business Administration
Vista College , Beaumont
  • Designated a Military Friendly School by Victoria Media in 2015.
  • Offers various scholarship opportunities to military students who qualify.
  • Provides programs in Allied Healthcare, Information Technology, Cosmetology, HVAC, Business, Massage Therapy and Veterinary Technology.
  •  Institutionally accredited by the Council on Occupational Education (COE), with online accreditation from the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).
  • 6 campuses across Texas, with a campus in Las Cruces, New Mexico and online.
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Fortis Institute , Baton Rouge

Fortis Institute can give you the skills you need to train for a career in the healthcare field.

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Clinical Medical Assisting - Diploma

Blue Cliff College was founded in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1987 with the goal of becoming one of the most respected Massage Therapy training centers in the nation. In June of 1989, the College in Louisiana received its Proprietary School License from the state. In 1998, the Continuing Education College was proud to receive accreditation from the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). The Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) is a recognized accrediting agency by the US Department of Education.

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