Find a school that fits with your interests and career goals?
With so many technical schools to choose from, the selection process can be very intimidating. The secret is to focus on YOU and figure out what YOU want to get out of your educational experience. The best ranked technical school or the most popular technical school is not always the best way to choose a school because each person has their own interest and goals. What may be a good choice for one person is not always the best choice for another. Instead, spend a lot of time figuring out what YOU want, and then find the school that best meets those needs.
So which technical school is right for you? Ask yourself these questions to help you figure out which of the many technical schools fits your needs.
- How can you find a technical school in line with your objectives and career goals?
- What type of training do you need based on your career goals?
- What types of degrees are accepted and recognized by your future employer?
How to find a technical school that is in line with your objectives and career goals?
What are your interests? Pursing a technical education is a big step in a person’s life and it should not be taken lightly. If you are considering a technical education you need to make sure and do your research upfront and make sure you are pursing a degree in something that interests you and will set you up for a successful career. There are so many different types of technical schools out there that you are bound to find a few that interests you, but the key is to find the type of program that you are really passionate about.
Do you like technology? Have you always been that friend or family member that fixes peoples computer issues or sets up their computers for them? If so, you may consider pursuing a degree in information technology. If not, don’t worry, there are plenty of other types of schools to pursue (This is just a sample of popular degree types. Visit our Find A School page and use the drop down boxes in the search feature to review a complete list of programs.)
|Art||Business||Culinary Arts||Education||Beauty||Health Care||Technology||Trade|
|Graphic Design||Accounting||Baking & Pastry||ESL||Cosmetology||Animal Study||Audio Technology||Air Conditioning|
|Fashion Design||Administrative||Catering Management||General Studies||Electrology||Chiropractic||Computer Engineering||HVAC|
|Animation||Auditing||Culinary Arts||Secondary Education||Esthetics/Skin Care||General||Computer Hardware||Auto Technology|
|Film & Video||Financial Planner||Culinary Management||Teaching||Laser||Dental||Database Development||Fire Science|
|Web Design||Economics||Restaurant Management||Special Ed.||Makeup||Nursing||Java Programming||Plumber|
|Game Art||MBA||Wine Studies||Theology||Spa||Radiology||Robotics||Motorcycle Mechanics|
What type of training do you need based on your career objectives?
Make sure that you thoroughly research not only the type of school you are interested in, but also the industry and profession in which you hope to one day work. Find out what types of jobs are available within your industry of interest and what exactly you can expect to do at work everyday. What type salary you can expect? How about room for advancement and an increase in wages? What is the job market like and what types of trends are expected in the near future.
Some of the best advice and research occurs from conversations with people who have experience in the industry so don’t be shy – reach out to friends and colleagues – you’ll be surprised what they tell you and most are happy and willing to give you insight into their profession.
What types of degrees are accepted and recognized by your future employer?
Do some research and find out what types of degrees employees have that are in the positions you are looking to pursue. If you are pursuing a job as a computer networking specialist, find out which tech schools offer you the degrees you need to get hired. You can quickly do some research on popular job posting websites to see what types of degrees employers are requiring. Do they offer positions available to those with a diploma or certificate, or do you need to have a bachelor’s degree? This is valuable information to have because it can help you decide what type of degree to initially pursue. Some people that are in a hurry and can get a job with a diploma or certificate of training will often pursue this type of degree first so they can start making money and then enroll in a night or part-time program to continue their education while working so that they can obtain a higher paying position down the road. Others will choose to pursue their degree in a full time program and enter the work force after completion of their desired degree.