Too often, and without reason, a technical education is discussed as an inferior alternative to a 4 year college education. However, these misconceptions could not be less true. The list below includes common misconceptions about technical schools and career education, and the facts to refute them!
Technical school graduates earn less money than those with a 4 year degree.
Median salaries for jobs that require a technical education range from $40,000-$80,000 depending on the position. Additionally, technical occupations are in the second highest bracket of national earnings according to the U.S. Department of Labor.
There are more job opportunities for those that earn 2 or 4 year degrees.
A large portion of the skilled labor workforce is aging and starting to retire, and there are not enough qualified skilled laborers to fill these positions. Skilled labor fields such as HVACR and electronics repairmen will have a large need for highly trained technical professionals.
4 year colleges provide a better education than technical schools.
You can receive a great education at a 4 year college; however, technical schools provide specialized, hands-on training that prepares you for a specific career path. Technical school programs provide you with the real world experience and skills you wouldn’t find in a regular classroom, and are lead by instructors with years of experience in the field.
If you are thinking about your future career and what education route you want to take, technical school is an excellent option! If you would like to learn more about the hands-on education and instructional programs Bay State School of Technology provides, click here or call 1-888-828-3434.