Have you been planning to return to school? Are you considering the benefits of attending technical career institutes rather than traditional 4-year colleges? If you’re concerned about the costs of training for a new career, you may be interested to know that technical career institutes have a lower price tag than traditional bachelor’s degree programs.
While bachelor’s degree programs can cost approximately $127,000.00 to complete, trade schools cost an average of $33,000.00. This amounts to $94,000.00 in savings!
What types of jobs are of interest to you? Since there are a variety of programs available at technical career institutes, you may discover several that appeal to you. Technical career institute programs, as you’re aware, prepare you to enter a specific field and occupation. After completing a program you will be ready to enter the field. In some cases, there will be additional on-the-job training such, such as an internship, to assist you with making the transition to your specific position.
Are you interested in a career as a heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) technician, for example?
On average, HVAC technicians earned more than $48,000.00 a year during 2016. Furthermore, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported that by 2022, there is expected to be a 21% increase in job growth within this field. If you live in California, Florida, or Texas, these states have the most HVAC jobs, according to 2016 statistics. Due to the employment opportunities in these states, you may want to consider moving after completing an HVAC program.
Have you considered working in the culinary field? The BLS reported that there will be a demand for even more culinary experts. This field is expected to have a 9% increase in employment opportunities by 2024. Furthermore, opportunities for bakers will also increase approximately 7% by the same year.
Would you like to work in the medical field? The BLS indicated that by 2024, there will be 15% more job opportunities for medical billing and coding specialists. While 397,430 pharmacy technicians were employed during 2015, this, too, is a field that will likely experience growth.
There are, of course, other types of positions that may be of interest to you. When you contact a technical college in your area, they will be able to provide you with career assistance.