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Texas Degrees and Careers an Educated Choice

Two factors that, until recently, had somewhat insulated Texas from recession were the high prices of oil and natural gas and exports, with growth boosted by the weak U.S. dollar. As the dollar has strengthened and oil and gas prices have dropped, these two prime Texas industry sectors could decline slightly.

However, a State of Texas report projects that the transportation industry will have annual job increases in 2010-11. Healthy growth is also anticipated in the professional and business services industry with a shift from jobs related to construction, finance, and energy to those in government, transportation, and health care. The leisure and hospitality industry should continue to grow but at a moderate pace.

Job Market and Career Outlook in Texas

According to the 2010 Milken Institute Best-Performing Cities index, which ranks metropolitan areas by how well they are "creating and sustaining jobs and economic growth," 7 of the top 15 largest metro areas and 4 of the top 15 smallest metro areas are in Texas.

According to 2008 state government data, 8 of the top 10 Texas careers for bachelor's degree holders are in education, health care, and business and finance.

Pursing an Education in Texas

The State of Texas commissioned a study to determine the additional discounted lifetime income and consequent tax benefit to Texas for residents who complete online or campus two-year technical associate's or certificate programs at Texas schools. Total additional discounted lifetime income (based on 222,928 students) is projected to be $31.1 billion with additional discounted tax revenue at $2.4 billion. Clearly, education pays--the educated resident and the Lone Star State.

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Diesel Technology
Lincoln Tech , Grand Prairie
  • 70+ years of helping students start careers in Health Sciences, Business & Information Technology, Automotive, Skilled Trades, and more.
  • This year, Lincoln schools around the country have made more than $15 million in scholarship funds available to qualified students.
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  • Schools include Lincoln Tech, Lincoln Culinary Institute, and Lincoln College of New England, with 30 campuses in 15 states across the U.S.
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Fashion Design (BFA)
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  • Program Coordinators focus on improving program content and ensure that students have the resources they need
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Nursing (RN to BSN)
  • Began in 1899 as Draughon’s Practical Business College.
  • Features campuses that are heavily engaged in their respective communities, providing professional service from students and faculty.
  • Offers financial aid, scholarships, and counseling for both active and post-duty military students.
  • Has 15 campuses across the United States, as well as 4 art institutes in North Carolina and Texas.
  • Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).
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Sterile Processing Technician
Fortis Institute , Grand Prairie
  • Online programs include Accounting, Business Management,. and more
  • Provides students with a grounding in the theory and application of modern business practices
  • Instruction focuses on topics such as marketing, finance and record keeping, business leadership, and technology
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Cosmetology
Milan Institute , San Antonio
  • Offers career programs in accounting, cosmetology, massage therapy, physical fitness training, and more.
  • Provides hands-on training led by instructors who have relevant, on-the-job experience.
  • Each campus features a public salon and spa for student practice.
  • Campuses are accredited by the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training (ACCET) and Council on Occupational Education (COE).
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Dental Assistant
Vista College , El Paso
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  • Offers various scholarship opportunities to military students who qualify.
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  •  Institutionally accredited by the Council on Occupational Education (COE), with online accreditation from the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).
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Aviation Maintenance Technician
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Collision Repair
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Diploma in Pastry Arts
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Physical Therapy Technician Certificate
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  • Accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES).
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