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Maryland Careers and Degrees: A Recipe for Success

Maryland career paths take many forms in the Old Line State. The public and private sector employers present a well-rounded employment landscape with jobs in several categories. These include MD careers in natural resources, manufacturing, information systems, construction, finance, education, health services, professional and business services, and leisure and hospitality.

Overview of Maryland Careers

In 2008, an estimated 162,900 small businesses formed the bedrock foundation of Maryland's economy. According to the Department of Labor, Regulation and Licensing, an estimated 90 percent of the job market is employed in a service industry of some sort. The largest segments of employment in 2008 were in the professional and business services and trade, transportation and utilities employment categories. Among small businesses employing nine or less employees the largest market share of MD careers in 2008 were in computer systems design, residential building, and management and technical consulting services.

The major employment sectors in the Maryland job market include:

  • Fishing and forestry
  • Manufacturing production
  • Retail sales
  • Office and administrative support
  • Food preparation and serving

Maryland has experienced its share of economic turmoil but has maintained a rebounding spirit. An example is that even in the midst of the national economic recession in October 2010, the number of Maryland jobs reached an estimated 2,745,495, up over 10,000 jobs from the month before.

Maryland Degrees and Career Opportunities

Many Maryland careers require an associate's, bachelor's, or master's degree as a minimum requirement for employment. The unemployed or underemployed qualify for financial aid to earn MD degrees from local community colleges and universities or from an online school. Maryland schools have developed programs designed to qualify graduates for employment in the present economic environment.

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Medical Office Assisting

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Massage Therapy
  • A leader in promoting career-focused education since 1959.
  • Its core programs include massage therapy, dental assistant training, health claims specialist, and medical assistant programs.
  • Provides students with one-on-one education support.
  • Requires students to complete an externship where they gain real-world skills and experience.
  • Makes refresher sessions available in courses students have previously taken, at no additional cost.
  • Offers career consultations to graduates.
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Commercial Truck Driver Training
All-State Career , Kearneysville
  • Provides programs in medical assisting, pharmacy technology, welding technology, and more.                                                                                                                                                                                                       
  • Offers online access to academic records, student account information, and campus communications through MyCampusLink web portal.                                                                                                                   
  • Has conducted training for several Fortune 500 companies including Coca Cola, Fed Ex, Verizon, and more.                                                                                                                                                                               
  • Accredited by The Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges(ACCSC).
  • 3 locations across Pennsylvania, and 1 in Baltimore, Marlyand.
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Professional Massage Therapy Program
Baltimore School of Massage , Linthicum Heights
  • Providing quality training since 1981.
  • Gives students the opportunity to graduate in as little as 7.5 months.
  • Has a public clinic that gives students the opportunity to practice their skills.
  • Offers an In House Loan Program (IHL) and other financial aid available to students who qualify.
  • Accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC)
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Computer Networking Technology

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Electronic Systems Technician (EST)
Lincoln Tech , Columbia
  • 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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Diploma - Medical Assistant
Everest College , Woodbridge
  • Has 100 campuses— many of which are on or near public transportation routes.
  • Provides trained student finance planners to assist students seeking financial aid.
  • Offers classes built around small teams, so students get personal, one-on-one skills training.
  • Incorporates hands-on training into all programs to provide students with important experience.
  • Provides day, evening, and weekend classes. (Classes offered may vary by location.)
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Aviation Maintenance Technician
  • Designated as a 2016 Military Friendly School by Victory Media.
  • Offers several aviation maintenance programs, including engineering, electronics, helicopter, and avionics technology.
  • Tutoring and advising services are available to students at no additional cost.
  • Accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).
  • 11 campuses across the United States, with locations in California, Virginia, Texas, Indianapolis, Florida, and more.
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Medical Office Administration - online
  • Dedicated to providing a hands-on, personal approach to education since 1946.
  • Provides associate degrees and short-term certificate programs in business, design, healthcare, and more.
  • Offers alumni free “brush up” classes, allowing graduates to exercise certain skills or software that they may not have used in a while.
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Health Information Technology - Associate
  • Designated as a 2015 Military Friendly School by Victory Media.
  • A private post-secondary institution of higher education serving south-central Pennsylvania and northern Maryland since 1967.
  • Offers associate degrees in specialized business and specialized technology, as well as programs leading to professional certifications and diplomas.
  • Gives each student their own career services specialist who helps keep them focused on their goals.
  • Accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).
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