Attending A Trade School Instead Of Traditional University

Picking the right career path right out of high school can seem a bit overwhelming. All throughout school you have your parents and guidance counselors telling you that you need to apply to different schools and know exactly what you want to be when you grow up. Not everyone has a firm understanding of how they want to spend the rest of their life. In fact; a lot of adults end up going through a complete career change later in life because they realize they did not choose the right career path.

Attending A Trade School Instead Of Traditional University

You need to go with your gut and if you are not certain about what you want to be then take general classes and hopefully during that time something will inspire you. With that said; a lot of people are foregoing college all together and going into trade school. You might be wondering why they are making this decision, but it can honestly come down to a large variety of reasons.

College and universities are extremely expensive. A lot of people leave home to attend school and only find themselves riddled with so much debt when they graduate that they are forced to return home and live off their parents for years. The debt can be anywhere from $10,000 to $100,000 or more depending upon what type of school you attended. Once you graduate from college you must begin the job hunt. Every month that is spent looking for a job is a month of bills going by that you are unable to pay. A lot of times people find themselves either owing to collection agencies or taking jobs that are beneath their degree. With the raise in minimum wage a lot of people who work in fast food restaurants make the same as college educated individuals. A …

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