If you’re considering attending a trade school to get an education in the Global Trading Markets, you have a big decision ahead of you. It will not only be an education, but also an investment into your future earnings potential. As I mentioned in my previous article, there are a lot of great trade schools around the country. But, which one is right for you? What factors should you consider when choosing a school? In this article, we’ll take a look at a few of the important factors to keep in mind.
The first thing that you need to ask yourself is: “Is a top trade school worth it?” For me, I think it’s very important. I don’t think that you can afford not to be educated. There is so much riding on this decision.
Now, you might say, “I work in a medical assistant company, and I don’t think that being educated in a trade school is important.” To that, I would say, “Well, unless you want to be a medical assistant and then be paid an hourly wage as an employee, and you also have to pay your own health insurance and social security taxes!” What am I saying? These are the types of things that I don’t care about, and I don’t want you to care about them either. And if you do care about them, and you choose a career in these fields, you’ll be happy you did.
A second question that you need to ask yourself before considering going to school is, “Do I like the job security?” If you take an entry-level job as a plumber, electrician or roofer, what is the job security for those occupations? Do you have the job security of knowing that when the boss says, “Don’t bother finishing that report,” you’ll get an earful from the boss? If not, then you may be better off doing something else, even changing your career to something where you’re guaranteed job security.
You must also consider how much time you are willing to give up for the sake of getting a trade school degree. If you don’t give up all your free time to go to college, but you plan to make some money while you’re in school, then you should be able to get an education in any of the trades that you like. The trade skills you learn in high school will serve you well into adulthood, so if you’re not willing to give up your free time, then you shouldn’t be required to take a bunch of classes that you really don’t care for.
Another question that you need to ask yourself before you decide to attend a trade school is, “Do I want to develop soft skills or hard skills?” If you want to develop soft skills, then you should look for a school that specializes in the types of things you like to do, such as plumbing or electrical work. If you want to develop hard skills, then engineering or construction is probably a good choice for you.
Some people want to spend their entire lives in trades. If you have dreams of working on scaffold towers or repairing engines, then go for your dreams. Otherwise, look for trades schools that specialize in the particular fields you’ve chosen. Some schools even offer certificates after just a few years, so that you can show prospective employers that you’ve developed the skills you need for your trade school career.
So, is a trade school education a great option for you if you’re looking to get a decent average salary after you graduate? In almost every case, it’s a great option. Even if you never get an actual apprenticeship or a job working on a construction site, it’s still worth it for your education. The skills you’ll pick up while in school will make you more valuable than someone who doesn’t go to college or who drops out after a few weeks.