What do you want to be when you grow up?
For many high school students, this is a dreaded question. If you’re unsure on how to decide on a career path, don’t worry— you’re not alone. This is very common for many students and can be a stressful time.
However, with some time and effort, you can work out which careers might suit you best.
Apprenticeship programs are a combination of on the job education and training with classroom instruction that provide individuals with an effective way of entering a career in the skilled workforce. Apprentices earn a living wage throughout the education process, with periodic raises to reflect increased experience and commitment. Once the apprenticeship is completed, workers receive full journey level wages and possess a trade certification that is recognized internationally.
Going straight to the workforce out of high school can be a good choice if work qualifies as a career; if not, think twice. ... This could include taking technical courses during high school or, after graduating, attending a college or university to earn a certificate or a degree.
Consider working part-time while attending a college or university to gain work experience in addition to your studies.