Find Your Calling in Chattanooga

Chattanooga, Tennessee is calling.

Changing jobs or upskilling, start a career in the top ranked U.S. job market.


Changing careers or upskilling, there’s room to grow in Chattanooga. So much that Forbes ranked it as the best U.S. job market for 2020. The first to launch a citywide gigabit network, Chattanooga is a newly minted tech hub home to innovation across industries. Score the skills you want and need for career success with certificate and degree programs. Whatever your calling, answer it in Chattanooga.

Stats & Facts

Why should you consider training to upskill or change your career? The proof is in the numbers.

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Average Annual Salary for Top 10% Earners in In-Demand Careers


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Average salary: $69,500

Average training time: Certificates in less than one year

Build your next career step with one of Chattanooga’s manufacturers.

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Average salary: $64,000

Average training time: Certificates or degrees in two years

Chart a career in Chattanooga at Children’s Hospital or at dozens of healthcare providers.

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Information Technology

Average salary: $91,350

Average training time: Certificates or degrees in two to four years

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Transportation & Logistics

Average salary: $100,300

Average training time: Certificates in less than a year or degrees in two years

Make your move with a transportation and logistics job or train for one in Chattanooga.

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The Chattanooga Chamber Foundation and Chattanooga State Community College are working together with business, industry, and other educational partners to grow apprenticeship programs in our community. These are unique, flexible instruction programs combining job related courses with structured on-the-job learning experiences. Apprenticeships are a powerful ‘earn while you learn’ solution to local economic and workforce development demands that allow students to earn a wage while attending classes.

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American Job Center

EWD partners with the American Job Center (AJC) to offer information sessions for individuals interested in learning more about in-demand career and training opportunities and the various forms of financial assistance available such as WIOA, which can provide funds for short-term certification-based training.

Tennessee Reconnect

Tennessee Reconnect is an initiative to help more adults return to higher education to gain new skills, advance in the workplace, and fulfill lifelong dreams of completing a degree or credential. With Tennessee Reconnect, eligible adults who do not have an associate degree or higher can attend a community or technical college for up to two years tuition-free.