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2018 Market Analysis & Industry Outlook: Vocational Schools & Occupational Training

Overview of the U.S. Vocational Schools & Occupational Training Industry

This section provides answers to key questions about the industry:
  1. What is the total market size (industry revenue)?
  2. What is the industry outlook?
  3. Market Analysis: Is the market growing or declining, and how quickly?
  4. Are long-term forecasts positive or negative?
  5. What is the average company size in the industry?
  6. How many companies are in the industry?

Market Size & Industry Statistics

The total U.S. industry market size for Vocational Schools & Occupational Training: Industry statistics cover all companies in the United States, both public and private, ranging in size from small businesses to market leaders. In addition to revenue, the industry market analysis shows information on employees, companies, and average firm size.

Investors, banks, and business executives use growth rates and industry trends to understand the market outlook and opportunity.

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Statistics 2012        2013        2014        2015        2016        2017
Market Size
(Total Sales/Revenue)

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Total Firms
Total Employees
Average Revenue Per Firm
Average Employees Per Firm
Statistics Source: U.S. Census, AnythingResearch Market Analysis

Market Forecast[PREMIUM]

Market forecasts show the long term industry outlook and future growth trends. The following five-year demand forecast projects both short-term and long-term trends.

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Forecast / Industry Outlook 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Market Forecast ($ millions)
Projected Industry Growth Rate (%)
Source: AnythingResearch Economic Analysis

Product & Services Breakdown

Research products and services in the Vocational Schools & Occupational Training industry generating sales. Note that products are broken into categories with different levels of classification.

Product DescriptionNumber of Companies Sales ($ millions) Percent of Total Sales

Industry Total

Basic Education & Personal Improvement Programs & Courses (Include Tuition For Literacy Programs, Ged, Second Language Programs,

Occupational, Technical, And Trade; Professional Development; And Management Training Programs And Courses

Training Programs - Health, Parks, Recreation, And Fitness

Training Programs - Professional Development And Management Training Programs And Courses

Training Programs - All Other Personal, Protective, And Transportation Services (Include CDl Training.)

Training Programs - Other Occupational, Technical And Trade; Professional Development; And Management Training Programs And Cour

Leisure And Recreation Activities Instruction And Training

Leisure And Recreation Activities Instruction And Training - Sports, Exercise, And Nature Appreciation

Leisure And Recreational Activities Instruction And Training - Other

All Other Receipts

All Other Operating Receipts

Contributions, Gifts, And Grants - Government

Contributions, Gifts, And Grants - Private

Program Service Revenue Including Government Fees And Contracts

U.S. Geographic Distribution: Revenue Statistics by State

Market Size by State ($ millions) indicates how the industry's competition is distributed throughout the country. State-level information can identify areas with higher and lower industry market share than average.

U.S. map of Vocational Schools & Occupational Training by state

Income Statement (Average Financial Metrics)

Financial metrics provide a snapshot view of a benchmark "average" company. Key business metrics show revenue and operating costs. The data collected covers both public and private companies.

Industry AveragePercent of Sales
(Industry Benchmark)
Total Revenue

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Operating Revenue
Cost of Goods Sold
Gross Profit

Operating Expenses
Pension, profit sharing plans, stock, annuity
Rent paid on business property
Charitable Contributions
Domestic production activities deduction
Compensation of officers
Salaries and wages
Employee benefit programs
Taxes and Licenses
Bad Debts
Other Operating Expenses
Total Operating Expenses
Operating Income
Non-Operating Income
EBIT (Earnings Before Interest and Taxes)
Interest Expense
Earnings Before Taxes
Income Tax
Net Profit
Source: AnythingResearch Analysis of U.S. federal statistics

Financial Ratio Analysis

Financial ratio information can be used to benchmark how a Vocational Schools & Occupational Training company compares to its peers. Accounting statistics are calculated from the industry-average for income statements and balance sheets.

Profitability & Valuation RatiosIndustry Average
Company valuation can be measured based on the firm's own performance, as well as in comparison against its industry competitors. These metrics show how the average company in the Vocational Schools & Occupational Training industry is performing.
Profit Margin
Gross Profit Margin, Operating Profit Margin, and Net Profit Margin. Show company earnings relative to revenues.
Return on Equity (ROE)
Return on Equity (ROE) is net income as a percentage of shareholders' equity. Shareholders' Equity is defined as the company's total assets minus total liabilities. ROE shows how much profits a company generates with the money shareholders invested (or with retained earnings).
Return on Assets (ROA)
Return on Assets (ROA) is net income relative to total assets. The market research on Vocational Schools & Occupational Training measures how efficiently the company leverages its assets to generate profit. ROA is calculated as Net Income divided by Total Assets.

Liquidity RatiosIndustry Average
Bankers and suppliers use liquidity to determine creditworthiness and identify potential threats to a company's financial viability.
Current Ratio
Measures a firm's ability to pay its debts over the next 12 months.
Quick Ratio (Acid Test)
Calculates liquid assets relative to liabilities, excluding inventories.

Efficiency Ratios - Key Performance IndicatorsIndustry Average
Measure how quickly products and services sell, and effectively collections policies are implemented.
Receivables Turnover Ratio
If this number is low in your business when compared to the industry average in the research report, it may mean your payment terms are too lenient or that you are not doing a good enough job on collections.
Average Collection Period
Based on the Receivables Turnover, this estimates the collection period in days. Calculated as 365 divided by the Receivables Turnover
Inventory Turnover
A low turnover rate may point to overstocking, obsolescence, or deficiencies in the product line or marketing effort.
Fixed-Asset Turnover
Generally, higher is better, since it indicates the business has less money tied up in fixed assets for each dollar of sales revenue.

Compensation & Salary Surveys for Employees

Compensation statistics provides an accurate assessment of industry-specific jobs and national salary averages. This information can be used to identify which positions are most common, and high, low, and average annual wages.

TitlePercent of WorkforceBottom Quartile Average (Median) SalaryUpper Quartile
Management Occupations 5%

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Chief Executives0%
General and Operations Managers2%
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 54%
Other Teachers and Instructors 45%
Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 27%
Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 27%
Miscellaneous Teachers and Instructors 16%
Teachers and Instructors, All Other, Except Substitute Teachers 16%
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 15%
Entertainers and Performers, Sports and Related Workers 14%
Athletes, Coaches, Umpires, and Related Workers 12%
Coaches and Scouts 12%
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 12%
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Vocational Schools & Occupational Training Industry Market Share [PREMIUM]

Largest companies in the industry and related industries, with private company revenue estimates.

CompanyAddressRevenue Estimate

Top Innovators

CompanyInnovation Score

Additional companies, details and innovation scoring in the full report.

Latest Industry News

  • Denmark-backed dual vocational training proves effective in Vietnam - Under the project, local occupational skills’ councils have been set ... needs while enterprises have been more aware of their responsibility in vocational training and education as they will be the ones to employ the graduates, Phuc noted. (01/12/2018)
  • An Innovative Idea to Select the Most Highly Talented Teachers for Online School, DaDaABC'S "Most Valuable Teacher" Competition Draws to a Close - Lynn Mallory, vocational development manager of Oxford ... advices from the judges which make me feel more confident about my occupational planning and devoting into the field of education." The competition has received enthusiastic responses of foreign ... (01/05/2018)
  • Vocational education is the 'weakling' of Australia's education system - A new report warns that vocational education is the "weakling ... higher education to meet Australia's skills needs." It said that many jobs which are expected to survive the growth in automation – such as childcare, fitness training and occupational ... (08/26/2016)
  • The State’s Vocational Education Problem - SOLVED, which stands for Shore Occupational Learning and Vocational Education Division, operates like a vocational exchange program. It began in 2003, and gives students from Boston, Cambridge, Somerville, Medford, and Waltham a chance to try ... (02/13/2015)
  • Time to move past stigma of vocational education - and reproduced the very social and occupational stratifications that spawned it. The latest data from Unesco shows a consistent fall worldwide in the share of vocational education and training in total secondary education enrolment , from 24 per cent ... (03/05/2014)
  • Vocational education a 'key' to curriculum reform - To support curriculum reform, the Quality Learning Foundation (QLF) has also held a number of forums for academics and stakeholders in the education industry. Its second forum – held last month – focused on technological and vocational education and ... (06/16/2013)
  • Heal the Academic-Vocational Schism - Perkins Vocational Education and ... in the 20th century's comprehensive high schools. At the postsecondary level a longstanding tension persists between liberal study and professional or occupational education. Is the goal of college to immerse students ... (09/11/2012)
  • Vocational Education - Yes, Adrienne, the word is out about teaching industrial arts and vocational education in Los Angeles ... North Valley and West Valley occupational centers offer alternative programs of combined academic and vocational training for high-risk youth who ... (02/18/1996)
  • A New Era Dawns For Vocational Education - Vocational education, increasingly referred to as technical, occupational or career education, involves intensive training in specific skills, such as data processing, computer-aided drafting or radiology technology. Basic vocational courses are offered at ... (01/05/1992)

Government Contracts

In 2016, the federal government spent a total of $241,169,603 on Vocational Schools & Occupational Training. It has awarded 1,331 contracts to 391 companies, with an average value of $616,802 per company.   

Top government vendors:

CompanyFederal ContractsTotal Award Amount

Growth Opportunities / Competitive Threats

Companies in other industries may also sell similar products. Since there is an overlap in the customer base, there may be an opportunity for companies in Vocational Schools & Occupational Training to sell additional products/services offered by these adjacent industries. Alternatively, these industries may identify further products in this industry to target. Products most at risk are those with the highest profit margins and lowest barriers to entry.

The following industries are competing channels for sales of similar products/services.

Occupational, Tech, & Trade; Prof Dev; & Mngmt Training Prog
Competing IndustrySales Relative to Vocational Schools & Occupational TrainingOpportunity/Threat
Professional & Management Development Training
Apprenticeship Training Competing industry
Sports Coaching & Instruction Competing industry
Cosmetology & Barber Schools Competing industry
Flight Training Competing industry

Sales from other industries of Occupational, Tech, & Trade; Prof Dev; & Mngmt Training Prog are less than those from Vocational Schools & Occupational Training. This may mean that other channels are a competitive risk of increasing their Occupational, Tech, & Trade; Prof Dev; & Mngmt Training Prog sales, taking market share from this industry.
Occupational, Tech, & Trade; Prof Dev; & Mngmt Training Prog Product Sales Report

Training Programs & Courses - Education
Competing IndustrySales Relative to Vocational Schools & Occupational TrainingOpportunity/Threat
Cosmetology & Barber Schools
Computer & IT Training & Certification
Apprenticeship Training Competing industry
Flight Training Competing industry
Business & Secretarial Schools Competing industry

Sales from other industries of Training Programs & Courses - Education are less than those from Vocational Schools & Occupational Training. This may mean that other channels are a competitive risk of increasing their Training Programs & Courses - Education sales, taking market share from this industry.
Training Programs & Courses - Education Product Sales Report

Basic Education & Personal Improvement Programs & Courses
Basic Education & Personal Improvement Programs & Courses Product Sales Report

Training Prog/Courses - Prof Dev & Mngmt Training Prog/Courses
Training Prog/Courses - Prof Dev & Mngmt Training Prog/Courses Product Sales Report

Segments classified within this market research report

This industry market research report includes companies whose primary business is any of the following:
Self defense (except martial arts) instruction, Survival training instruction, Public speaking training, Life guard training, Charm schools, Yoga instruction, camps, or schools, First aid instruction, Speed reading instruction, Bible schools (except degree granting), Diction schools, CPR (cardiac pulmonary resusitation) training and certification, Bridge and other card game instruction, etc.

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