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
Pennsylvania College of Technology offers 31 Trades and Careers degree programs. It's a small, public, four-year university in a small city. In 2019, 569 Trades and Careers students graduated with students earning 446 Associate's degrees, 104 Bachelor's degrees, and 19 Certificates.
Westmoreland County Community College offers 20 Trades and Careers degree programs. It's a small, public, two-year college in a outlying rural area. In 2019, 99 Trades and Careers students graduated with students earning 54 Associate's degrees, and 45 Certificates.
Mercyhurst University offers 7 Trades and Careers degree programs. It's a small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a small city. In 2019, 114 Trades and Careers students graduated with students earning 81 Bachelor's degrees, 29 Master's degrees, and 4 Certificates.
Drexel University offers 6 Trades and Careers degree programs. It's a very large, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 65 Trades and Careers students graduated with students earning 33 Master's degrees, 25 Bachelor's degrees, and 7 Certificates.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|Pennsylvania College of Technology Williamsport, PA||18 : 1||4,972|
|Universal Technical Institute of Pennsylvania Inc Exton, PA||1,012|
|New Castle School of Trades New Castle, PA||19 : 1||582|
|Community College of Allegheny County Pittsburgh, PA||65 : 1||16,031|
|Harrisburg Area Community College Harrisburg, PA||60 : 1||17,422|
|Westmoreland County Community College Youngwood, PA||58 : 1||4,645|
|Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics West Mifflin, PA||14 : 1||622|
|Rosedale Technical College Pittsburgh, PA||13 : 1||362|
|All-State Career School-Pittsburgh West Mifflin, PA||272|
|Delaware County Community College Media, PA||80 : 1||10,703|
|Mercyhurst University Erie, PA||19 : 1||2,704|
|Northampton County Area Community College Bethlehem, PA||78 : 1||9,800|
|Pennco Tech-Bristol Bristol, PA||25 : 1||454|
|Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology Lancaster, PA||18 : 1||1,347|
|Luzerne County Community College Nanticoke, PA||49 : 1||4,920|
|Lincoln Technical Institute-Philadelphia Philadelphia, PA||39 : 1||347|
|YTI Career Institute-York York, PA||21 : 1||873|
|Automotive Training Center-Exton Exton, PA||321|
|Pittsburgh Technical College Oakdale, PA||24 : 1||1,744|
|Automotive Training Center-Warminster Warminster, PA||284|