Many of these skills used to be learned on the job, but an increasingly complex and competitive marketplace now favors those with prior certifications and/or training. Additionally, continuing education courses are a must for many of today's fast-paced fields, such as health care and computer technology.
Some examples are offered here; interested students should discuss their career and education options with the school they are planning to attend.
Vocational training is an especially good idea in computer fields, as most employers require basic skills in the specific field, perhaps certification, and demonstrated work ability. Some of these jobs include:
- Computer Operator
- Computer Support Specialists
- Network and Computer Systems Administrators
Business and Administrative
Students can specialize in types of administration (health care, school, human resources, etc.) or in fields such as accounting, advertising, sales, or transportation management.
Some available jobs include:
- Human Resources Assistant
- File Clerks
Students learn how to assist lawyers and legal teams in a variety of capacities. Paralegals help lawyers research and prepare cases and arguments.
Engineering technicians assist engineers and scientists in carrying out their work - the planning, building, and repair of numerous structures and products. Engineering technicians specialize in a trade.
Some job titles include:
- Electronics Repairer
- Civil Engineering Technician
- Environmental Engineering Technician