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5 Alternatives to Traditional Colleges

Not sure a traditional college is for you? Here are 5 alternatives to traditional college that offer you amazing opportunities to succeed:

Not sure a traditional college is for you? Here are 5 alternatives to traditional college that offer you amazing opportunities to succeed:

Work a Job

Put your skills to work immediately with jobs that don’t require a college degree. Interested in art or design? If you have the talent and willingness to practice, you can become a graphic designer without college. Is your interest in web developing? Do you want to be a physical trainer? These paths, as well as others, lead straight from high school.

Technical Degree

Spend half the money and half the time, but gain the full opportunity to earn a strong income. Trade schools offer the ability to perfect hands-on skills of the trade. Painting, woodwork, locksmithing, landscaping, forestry, construction, and welding are all careers that pay well. You can make roughly the same amount as a college graduate in these trade positions without sitting in a traditional classroom.

Realtor

Do you spend your free-time watching HGTV? Do you have a love for houses and property? You can take affordable real estate courses, and given that you pass the licensing test, you can help people buy and sell homes!

Fellowship/Apprenticeship

Fellowships are opportunities to learn hands-on in a career field for a short period of time. Learning through experimentation and mentoring in the field you wish to pursue is invaluable.

Enlist

By enlisting in a branch of the Military, you can serve your country while gaining outstanding opportunities for your future. Want access to career training? Been longing to travel? Enlisting grants you those opportunities! If you’re looking at attending college in the future, the G.I. Bill provides educational assistance to servicemembers, veterans, and their dependents.

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