Let's say you want to get into the field of engineering or industrial technology, but you need a job quickly. Try checking out the local job market to see what kind of companies might be hiring people with technical certificates. Earning a certificate means that you have been trained in a specific skill. Some certificates can be earned by taking as few as two courses. Others might require as many as fifteen courses or more.

With a certificate, you could become eligible for a good paying job quickly. Then, while you are working, you can begin the additional course work that is needed for an associate’s degree. Many employers will assist you financially with your education. This is an investment by that company in a well trained employee who will stay with them for years to come. And, the experience you get while working in the field of technology while you are studying it will help you do well in school.

Education Information:
•  Training/Skill Upgrades
•  Certifications
•  2-Year Degrees
•  4-Year Degrees
•  Transferring Classes & Credits

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Career information from Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor,
Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2004-05 Edition and member schools.