2018 Best Trade Schools in the Pittsburgh AreaAbout this List

Explore the top trade schools in your area based on key statistics and student reviews using data from the U.S. Department of Education. List includes vocational schools, technical colleges, and 2-year schools with a focus on a skilled trade. Read more on how this ranking was calculated.

  1. Vet Tech Institute

    • 2 Year
    • Pittsburgh, PA
    • 51

    College Senior: VTI is amazing as long as you actually work for it and put your best foot forward!! Everything I am learning actually matters and pertains to my future, I get hands on experience (not everyday but most normal days) with animals practicing procedures and medical duties, and I'll never stop learning. The program is intense and strenuous because it's a program condensed into 2 years instead of 4. You learn everything so fast that you feel like you didn't retain anything (everyone around you feels the same you aren't alone), but you'll be surprised to know you actually DO know :) You don't get the summers off, but you finish the program quickly. It WILL fly by so fast you can't believe you'll be done in less than 5 months!! If you are not fully dedicated to animals and are in this field because you "hate people", you will have the worst time here and when you graduate. The teachers are always wanting to help you, whether it be academically or personally. I will say the faculty does come off as snubbish sometimes. But as long as you are professional, appropriate, polite, and respectful to them they will (they should anyway regardless) treat you the same. I honestly think VTI is top notch to go for an education as a certified veterinary technician. I don't regret choosing this place, and overall this has been the best experience of my life so far ^-^
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    • C+
      Overall Niche Grade
    • 100% Acceptance Rate
    • $13,297 Net Price
    •  SAT Range
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2018 Best Trade Schools in the Pittsburgh Area