The average tuition is only about $9,300, and there are plenty of scholarships to help with that cost.
Let’s face it, there are two things we would all like to save more of: TIME and MONEY – Especially when it comes to school. So, I have great news for students who are interested in a practical trade such as HVAC, Auto Repair, Computer Technology, Criminal Justice, or Culinary Arts — You can save both.* Truth be told, there are certain career paths that don’t require 4-year degrees, so why not just go for 2? Would you pay extra for a TV you don’t really want to watch?
Once you complete your program at a 2-year technical college, the workforce is your next stop. And to be honest, there’s absolutely nothing like receiving your first real paycheck. You know, the one that’s more than 10 hours at minimum wage. I’m sure you’ll be glad to know the average annual earnings for associate degree holders are just under $40,000.*
Technical schools, also called trade schools, are becoming extremely popular. You can earn a certificate, degree, or diploma in a number of fields in as little as one year. The average tuition is only about $9,300, and there are plenty of scholarships to help with that cost.*
So, just how many people have chosen to save money and time by earning a certificate or associate’s degree from a technical college? Well 44% of students either earned a certificate immediately after high school or between the ages of 20-22, and nearly a million associate’s degrees were conferred during the 2012-2013 school year.* More and more jobs are requiring education, and now that trade schools are more common now than ever before, it may be in your best interest to adopt the trend.
*National Center for Education Statistics
*NACAC, “Career and Technical Colleges: Careers in Focus”