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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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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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Remington College , Shreveport
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Lincoln Tech , Nashville
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Brightwood College offers accelerated programs that combine flexible schedules and professional instruction to create a rewarding learning experience for individuals focused on gaining the skills for specific careers. Brightwood College is owned and operated by Education Corporation of America.

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Blue Cliff College was founded in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1987 with the goal of becoming one of the most respected and innovative 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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  • Offers a wide array of over 35 degree programs including business, medical, technology, and more.
  • Developed a Graduate Placement Strategy (GPS) that helps students prepare for careers with externships, help building a career portfolio, resume writing, and more.
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Virginia College , Baton Rouge
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