25 Career or trade school Career and trade schools offer short-term training in many different career fields. While some programs last only a few weeks, others take up to two years to finish. These are just a few of the careers you can prepare for at a career or trade school: auto mechanic, chef, child care worker, court reporter, photographer. The Military The military trains young men and women so they can serve and protect our country. The military offers qualified individuals free job training in over 2,000 jobs. They also have a number of programs to help students pay for college. Apprenticeship Apprentices learn their trade through a combination of classroom instruc- tion and on-the-job training. Apprenticeship programs are considered by manytobethebestwaytogettrainingintheskilledtrades(e.g.,carpentry, electrical work, firefighting, plumbing, roofing). Ask your parents if they can help you job shadow someone for a day. It’s a great way to find out what a career is really like. Discover who you are—get involved in lots of different activities, and develop your skills and talents! Health Care – As our population gets older, we need more people working in health care. New technology will also create new careers in the medical field. STEM – Science, Technology, Engineering, Math Many of the fastest growing careers are in these four areas. Fast Growing Career Fields 6 5 4