Four-year college degrees no longer correlate with making a decent wage. In today’s world, landing a white-collar job isn’t as easy as it used to be. With a saturated corporate workforce, many people are turning to jobs in the skilled trades as a stable career choice — and it’s about time.
Stallion Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning is proud to offer one of the best trade-focused work environments in Philadelphia, and we’re always looking for talented people to join our team. Consider these reasons why you should invest in a career in the skilled trades.
When studying a trade, you’re working while you’re learning, which means you already have credible experience once you graduate. Experience in any field is necessary when starting out in a career. In a trade field, apprenticeships give you the opportunity to work and earn credentials while you earn money.
2) SAVE MONEY
Traditional degrees require years of effort and payment. An average year of traditional college costs around $10,000. With loans, textbooks and tuition, your debt can easily accumulate. A trade school program can get you on your feet in less than two years. Graduating with little to no debt allows you to hit the ground running.
3) ALWAYS IN DEMAND
From Philadelphia to anywhere else in the country, hard workers are always needed. With the baby boomers retiring, new employees with trade skills have the opportunity to seek advancement. Our country is growing, and our infrastructure along with it.
According to trade-schools.net, plumbing is one of the top three trades experiencing growth right now. Plumbing positions are expected to grow faster than average in the next five years. And need for this trade will never go away because a reliable and efficient water source is necessary for everyday life.