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Why chose a Trade or Technical Career?
Meet your need to balance life, work, and school with programs that fit you. Choose a path that is a good mix of speed versus impact on your current job and career goals. Work with top schools to leverage your prior educational experiences, embrace a broad array of potential careers, and stay organized and on-track with flexible schedules.
Top Growing Trade & Technical Occupations
2018 - 2028
According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, employers are facing a real challenge in the coming years. America’s Skill Gap 2.4 million positions are estimated to be unfilled between 2018 – 2028. These are the top growing Trade & technical occupations. 
NUMBER OF NEW JOB OPENINGS BY OCCUPATION
Skill to leverage
PLANNING & ORGANIZATION
Computer & Technology skills driving success
TIME MANAGEMENT Completing more jobs in less time makes you more money
ATTENTION TO DETAIL Mitigates mistakes and saves time
PATIENCE Many jobs require patience to overcome an issue
ORGANIZATION Builds efficiency and increases the chance of a successful result
READ BLUEPRINTS Often, jobs include instructions which need to be interpreted
USING EQUIPMENT AND TOOLS Creates a safer environment and a quicker result
PHYSICAL ABILITY & DEXTERITY Lifting heavy equipment, juggling tools are common for a craftsman
COMMUNICATION Listening, speaking and writing in a variety of settings is key
PROBLEM SOLVING Ability to asses a situation, evaluate options and resolve the issue
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Levels of education and wages
In 2017 the US Bureau of Labor Statistics reported the median wage for high school graduates was $36,100. The median for those with a Bachelors was almost twice that. 
HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA
"The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be ignited."
Plutarch, Greek-Roman biographer
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*All stats sited ‘bls.gov’ unless otherwise stated