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Five Reasons to Consider a Career in Trades

April 2nd, 2019

While it might be true that a solid education is necessary to obtain a stable career, it doesn’t necessarily need to be a 4-year undergraduate degree. In fact, many trade careers like electricians, plumbers, and HVAC workers can offer similar benefits to a white-collar job, but without the high cost of a college degree and in much less time.

At Pennco Tech, we’re the local and family-owned school offering HVAC technician courses in Camden County, NJ, and Bucks County, PA, and we understand that a college degree isn’t for everyone — and it certainly isn’t necessary to make a good living. Let’s take a look at five reasons why a career in the trades could be the perfect option for you.

1. Immediate Experience

Not everyone thrives in a classroom learning environment. Some people would prefer learning on the job over simply studying about it. At Pennco Tech, our students hit the ground running with hands-on learning and real-world applications to build their resumes with skill and experiences, not merely education.

2. Reasonably Priced

Let’s face it — college is expensive! The price tag alone can prevent people from considering it as a viable educational option. At Pennco Tech, we offer affordable education, so our students graduate with little to no debt and receive assistance in finding a job with our career services. When local companies are looking for new employees, they call us.

3. It Takes Less Time

Within a year or so, most trade students have already graduated and are earning income in their industry. By comparison, a college student would only be halfway through their education by that time!

4. Lucrative Salaries

While earnings may vary depending on experience, industry, state, and level of education, skilled trades workers can earn more than entry-level college graduates. And not only that, but master tradespeople can command even higher salaries.

5. Job Security

There is a significant need for all types of tradespersons. Jobs such as auto technicians, plumbers, electricians, and HVAC technicians are always in demand, providing strong job security for these careers.

By enrolling in a trade school, you’ll give yourself the chance to learn valuable real-world skills, training, and experience from experts in your field. For more information on our electrician, automotive technology, or HVAC certification courses in Blackwood, NJ, or Bristol, PA, contact us today!

‘I got it!!!!!I got it!’, Anthony said as he raced into the Career Services Office. He was talking about his new job. Hired by a former graduate of Pennco Tech, Anthony will begin his new career with a two-day OSHA training course.

Anthony Z. - Air Conditioning/Heating Graduate

I enjoyed all my teachers. They made it interesting and challenging. I enjoyed going back to school at the age of 48! Career Services was a big help to me. Danielle was great. She helped me with my resume and showed me how to apply. I got the job with Dietz and Watson! Pennco Tech was the right choice for me as I get ready to start my career.

Mark E. - Electrician Graduate

I just wanted to say thank you again for all your help…I just got a full time job at Kennedy Healthcare in Stratford, NJ as a Patient Services Representative. Thank you again.

Maria Z. - Medical Assisting Administrative Graduate