Private career schools and colleges in Massachusetts contribute to the training of employees with the skills to meet employer demands.  Private career schools produce employees with market specific skills in high demand fields including allied health care, business administration, computer technology, cosmetology, culinary, dental, electronics, legal administration, massage therapy, medical billing & coding, pharmacy, photography and many more.

The training at private career schools is generally completed in a short period of time, is affordable and leads to rewarding careers.

During this economic downturn the opportunities available for students in private career schools is particularly critical. For many of our students the private career school offers a valuable alternative to the financial burden imposed by two and four-year colleges. Moreover, private career schools have excellent retention and completion rates and offer students access to education and training not always available at traditional colleges.

Students and Schools

Completion Rates, Placement, Program Length and Cost  * 

Information obtained from member school profiles.


Scholarships for Education

The Imagine America Foundation provides scholarships for education with a focus on career schools.  Find the best scholarships for education today.

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MAPCS Schools Field of Studies


Appliance Repair


Aviation Technology

Baking and Pastry



Business Administration


Computer Technology

Cosmetology/Manicuring/Skin Care

Criminal Justice

Culinary Arts

Dental Assistant

Drafting and Design


EKG Tech



Environmental Technology

Fashion Merchandising


Health Care/Medical

Legal Services


Massage Therapy

Medical Administration

Medical Assisting

Medical Billing/Coding

Medical Transcription

Mobile Electronics Installation

Network Communication/Information Systems

Nurse Assistant

Personal Training

Pharmacy Tech



Physical Therapy

Power Plant Operator

Practical Nursing (LPN)

Professional Fitness Trainer

Security Systems

Software Applications

Tractor Trailer Training