Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 348 Other Educational Choices Most careers require education or training beyond a general high school education. To prepare for a career, you can go to a two- or four-year college—or you can choose one of the following educa- tional options. Specialty colleges Specialty colleges have a very limited number of programs. Examples of specialty colleges include art, nursing, and business schools. The costs for these colleges and the lengths of their programs vary, depending on the school and the program. Career and trade schools These schools offer short-term training programs in a variety of career fields (e.g., photography, auto body technology, dental assisting, welding). While some programs last only a few weeks, others can take two or more years to complete. Career and trade schools can be expensive, and not all of them are reputable. Credits from these schools generally cannot be transferred to another college. Apprenticeships Students who prefer a hands-on approach to learning may want to con- sider an apprenticeship program. Apprentices learn their trade through a combinationofclassroominstructionandon-the-jobtraining. Apprentice- ship programs are an excellent way to receive training in the skilled trades (e.g.,electrician,carpenter,firefighter). Theseprogramsare,however,often difficult to get into. Military The U.S. military offers free job training in over 2,000 job specialties (e.g., mechanic, computer technician, paramedic). Enlistees can also take college classes while they are in the military.