Once upon a time people thought you needed a college degree in order to get a good job. Then many people got their degrees and commenced to working at fast food restaurants, as waiters, and as cashiers in retail stores. Why do people with college degrees have minimum wage jobs?
The thing is that college isn’t really set up to prepare you for the working world. That’s why more people are looking into technical schools, where they will actually learn something they can use in the real world and turn it into an actual paying job that is more than just minimum wage.
Decide What You Want To Do For A Living
The first thing you need to do before you apply to a technical school is to decide what you want to be. There are many types of technical school, from auto repair to beauty school. If you want to become a cosmetologist or makeup artist you’ll want to look into what school offer the training you want and need.
You should pick something that you are really interested in and could see yourself doing until it’s time for you to retire. You have a better chance of making more money over time if you pick a career path and stick with it.
Pick A Technical School
Technical and Vocational schools are hands on, and in many school districts high school students can get started in technical school before they even graduate. This could lead to a full time job quickly, instead of spending four or more years on more school in college.
You want to make sure the school you choose will in fact prepare you for a future job. Make sure that if you need to get certified in order to work in your chosen field that your school will give you the training you need to get that certificate and licensing.
Start Working As An Apprentice
Another way you can learn hands on in certain career paths is to get an apprenticeship. Sometimes the job will pay and sometimes you are basically get free schooling. You can get the training you need to become an electrician, carpenter, tattoo artist, and even a taxidermist through apprenticeship.
You may still need or become licensed and/or certified before you can work on your own, but you will have actual work experience this way. This is also a great way to get training for a career all your own where you are your own boss.
It’s a proven fact that you do not need to have a college degree to get a good paying job, and that a college degree doesn’t guarantee you a job that has anything to do with your field of schooling. Why not try a different method for your future career?