17 Air conditioning technician Interior designer Auto mechanic Legal assistant / paralegal Barber / hairstylist Legal secretary Bookkeeper Licensed practical nurse Broadcaster Massage therapist Builder Medical assistant Carpenter Medical/dental receptionist Child care worker Medical lab technician Computer operator / programmer Medical secretary Computer service technician Motorcycle mechanic Cosmetologist Nurse’s aide Data entry operator Pharmacy technician Dental assistant Photographer Dental laboratory technician Plumber Drafter Respiratory therapist Electrician Secretary Electronics technician Surveyor Fashion designer Tool and die maker Fashion merchandiser Travel agent Flower arranger Truck driver Graphic artist Upholsterer Heavy equipment operator Veterinarian assistant Hotel-motel manager Welder Career and trade schools need to be checked out While there are many excellent career and trade schools, not all of these schools are reputable. It is, therefore, very important for you and your par- ents to thoroughly investigate any school you are considering. The following guidelines will help you evaluate a career or trade school. u Licensing and accreditation – If a school is accredited, it means that it meets the minimum standards of the accrediting agency or organiza- tion. Check to see if, and by whom, a school is accredited. Be very wary of any school that is not accredited.