Does being on the front lines get your adrenaline pumping or make you wish you had a change of pants? If you are prepared for a hands on job, consider pursuing a degree in Trades & Careers. It can be dangerous, but you could be the change the world needs.
Let’s look into the future. Baby boomers are leaving the workforce as quickly as they entered the world, creating a promising job market for future applicants. More than 66% of government employers are planning to hire for new positions this year, up 5% from 2013*. An added bonus-employees in the Trades & Careers industry are generally very satisfied with their jobs, because they’re making a difference.
You could be anything from a firefighter to an auto mechanic, or even a military service member. Maybe helping people is your calling, and all you need to do is pick up the phone. Are you ready to join the team? It sure is a tough job, but somebody’s gotta do it.*Governing, http://www.governing.com/news/headlines/gov-state-local-government-employment-outlook-survey-for-2014.html
Lewis University offers 4 Trades and Careers degree programs. It's a medium sized, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large suburb. In 2019, 20 Trades and Careers students graduated with students earning 14 Bachelor's degrees, 5 Associate's degrees, and 1 Certificate.
Roosevelt University offers 3 Trades and Careers degree programs. It's a small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 5 Trades and Careers students graduated with students earning 2 Master's degrees, 2 Certificates, and 1 Bachelor's degree.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|College of Lake County Grayslake, IL||68 : 1||13,743|
|Southwestern Illinois College Belleville, IL||62 : 1||8,508|
|City Colleges of Chicago-Olive-Harvey College Chicago, IL||49 : 1||2,177|
|Richland Community College Decatur, IL||45 : 1||2,846|
|Lake Land College Mattoon, IL||43 : 1||4,466|
|Moraine Valley Community College Palos Hills, IL||68 : 1||13,032|
|Waubonsee Community College Sugar Grove, IL||88 : 1||8,665|
|Elgin Community College Elgin, IL||77 : 1||9,931|
|Kaskaskia College Centralia, IL||47 : 1||3,248|
|Joliet Junior College Joliet, IL||68 : 1||14,318|
|College of DuPage Glen Ellyn, IL||87 : 1||23,903|
|Universal Technical Institute of Illinois Inc Lisle, IL||1,002|
|Rend Lake College Ina, IL||42 : 1||2,287|
|John A Logan College Carterville, IL||54 : 1||3,744|
|City Colleges of Chicago-Kennedy-King College Chicago, IL||37 : 1||2,410|
|Parkland College Champaign, IL||41 : 1||6,510|
|City Colleges of Chicago-Richard J Daley College Chicago, IL||123 : 1||6,521|
|Kankakee Community College Kankakee, IL||39 : 1||2,601|
|Oakton Community College Des Plaines, IL||53 : 1||8,083|
|Rock Valley College Rockford, IL||48 : 1||6,092|