Too many students graduate from college with big debt, and then struggle to find a job doing what they spent all that time and money studying. Career and technical education is different. Graduates from high-quality technical colleges don’t struggle to find jobs in their fields – they’re in high demand. There are currently more job openings than workers in most technical careers, and employers recognize the importance of technical education in training the workforce they need. When employers have to compete for skilled talent, there are huge benefits for technical college graduates:
- Higher starting salaries
- More job opportunities to pick from
- Less lag time from graduation to employment
There’s great long-term potential, because these labor shortages are expected to continue – or even get worse – for at least the next decade. This means that the value of highly skilled workers will only increase. Between the number of job opportunities, the impressive starting salaries and the great long-term potential, there’s never been a better time to enter a technical field. There are jobs available right now, waiting to be filled by professionals with the right skills and training. In as little as two semesters, that could be you – bringing your professional expertise to a new career, and earning up to $40,000, $50,000 or even $60,000 per year, and that’s just a starting salary.