We know it can be difficult to decide what you want to do for the rest of your life. Young adults have the pressure of applying to colleges and arranging financial aid and student loans to pay for tuition, books and other expenses. Even older adults need to arrange their educational future when they decide to make a career change. No matter what phase of life you’re in or how old you are, there are other options for you to consider.
What Are Your Education Options?
Although most people think of the traditional four-year education received at a college or university when deciding career choices, there are other options. Four-year colleges can cost a lot and it takes many years before you are ready to enter into the workforce. Although this is an option, vocational colleges are also an option for you to consider. Many times, students find that vocational colleges are able to better meet their goals for the future.
What Are Vocational Colleges?
A vocational college is similar to a traditional college in that it teaches you a skill for a specific job. The biggest difference between vocational colleges and traditional colleges is that a vocational college typically takes one or two years to complete whereas a traditional college takes four years. Some programs can be completed in as little as nine months. Vocational colleges teach students the skills necessary for a specific trade or job in the least amount of time.
Benefits of Vocational Colleges
One of the best benefits of this training is that students are able to get into the workforce and start their new careers quickly. If you enroll in a vocational college, you will begin working and earning a higher income in half the time it would take you with a four-year program.
A vocational college will give you a different skill set and training than traditional colleges. You will have an edge over competition since you will be uniquely qualified for your chosen field of expertise. This will give you a better chance of securing the ideal job and will help you receive a fair income according to your skills.
Possible Vocational Programs
There are many different vocational programs you can choose from, some of which might surprise you. Many of the programs available at vocational colleges have to do with the medical field. You can enroll in such programs as surgical technology, pharmacy technician, medical assistant, medical billing and coding, dental assistant and veterinary assistant. If you prefer a more hands-on approach to patient care, you can even enroll in a program to become a massage or physical therapy aide.
American College of Healthcare and Technology has two convenient locations.
Our Huntington Park campus proudly serves the following communities: Bell, Bell Gardens, Compton, Southgate, Los Angeles, Vernon, Maywood, Cudahy, Florence, South Central LA, Watts, Lynwood, City of industry, Lawndale, Paramount, Inglewood, Commerce, Downy, Norwalk, Santa Fe Springs, Carson, Long Beach, Bellflower, Pico Rivera, Montebello, Whittier, Gardena, Hawthorne, El Monte, La Puente, Monterrey Park.
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