Choosing a course of study
Most career colleges offer a wide variety of programs to their students. Whether you're looking to prepare for university or other schooling, or are planning to enter the workforce directly after college, it's important to do a bit of research and find out what school offers the career training program that's best able to support your career plans.
For the purposes of this section, we have broken down individual career college programs into the following categories:
- Business Schools - Programs for individuals with a passion for commerce.
- Trade Schools- Perfect for people who like to work with their hands.
- Art Schools - Express your creativity.
- Multimedia Design Schools - Get trained in the latest TV, radio, music and computer technology.
- Health Care Schools- Caring for the unwell is one of the most noble professions.
- Transportation Schools - The business of getting people and products from point A to point B.
- Real Estate - Selling land and homes is hard work, but it can be very lucrative.
- Aesthetics Schools - Programs for people who know what looks good.
- Hospitality Schools - A great fit for all the party hosts out there.
- Criminal Justice Schools - Help keep the streets clean.
- Education Programs - A career helping young people make the right choices in life.
- Language School - Learn to speak a foreign language (or learn to speak English if it isn't your first language).
- Study Abroad - Broaden your horizons by taking courses in another country.
Within each of these categories, we take a close look at individual programs, with particular emphasis on what you need to know to find the best school. Our analysis also includes the job prospects for each career, both in the present and what's expected in the coming years (e.g., how many jobs are available, what the average salary is, etc.).
If you can't decide on a program right away, don't worry - take time to do some soul searching and discover what you're passionate about before you enroll. And remember, if down the road you believe you made the wrong choice, your decision doesn't have to be permanent. What's most important is that pursuing an education, regardless of the school or program you choose, is always a smart choice.