Consider the Skilled Trades After High School
The world needs doctors, lawyers, scientists and professors. But those careers aren’t for everyone. Far too many hardworking, smart young people struggle through a four-year college only to graduate with a mountain of debt and wonder what it was all for.
Student loan debt in the U.S. topped $1.56 trillion this year. But college degrees aren’t the only way to succeed. If you’re looking for another way, careers in the skilled trades are stable and pay well. You can be a respected professional in your community and hold your head up high without a load of student debt dragging you down.
There’s a push in the U.S. right now to get more workers certified and employed in the skilled trades, so now is a great time to look for training and certification. Orleans Technical College here in Philadelphia has plumbing and HVAC programs with scholarships for qualified students. Certifications take less time and cost much less than college degrees, and you’re far more likely to find a good-paying job once you’re done.
Money and Stability
Jobs in the skilled trades pay well and have opportunities for advancement. And while some industries come and go or are getting phased out due to automation, the skilled trades stay strong. As long as people have homes with plumbing, heating and air conditioning, they will need people who know how to install and repair those systems.
Don’t believe the myths about the skilled trades. These jobs are just as respectable as any desk job, and they take a high degree of technical know-how. HVAC technicians, plumbers, electricians and all people in the trades are professionals who have specialized knowledge in their fields. These are careers to be proud of.
Joseph Giannone Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning is always looking for skilled professionals to join our team. We treat our employees like we do our own family, providing competitive pay, excellent benefits, a respectful working environment and much more. If you would like to know more about providing high-quality service clients right here in Philadelphia, contact Giannone online or call (215) 375-7134 today.