Why Trade Schools Have The Advantage Over College

May 02 2014

Trade Schools Over College!

In today’s job market, recent college graduates are struggling, and unemployment rates are rising. Statistics aren’t promising in terms of the future for college, with recent studies citing the following:

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  • The cost of the average Bachelor’s Degree in the United States is $127,000.
  • The Institute of Education Statistics estimates that 40% of four-year college students drop out prior to completing a four year program.
  • A Bachelor’s Degree requires four years of attending studies on a regular basis, with the average graduate entering the workforce at 22, shaving years off of a potential career with no guarantee of employment.

Simply put, college is expensive, requires at least four years of attending classes regularly for a degree, and has no guarantee of immediate employment in a chosen field of study. And that is not even taking into account those who change majors, requiring further studies to achieve the required credits to graduate.

Trade schools, on the other hand, have had more promising statistics in recent years:

  • The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that, by 2014, middle-skill jobs will make up about 45% of all job openings in the U.S.
  • The National Association of Manufacturers reports that two-thirds of U.S. manufacturers are reporting moderate to severe shortages of skilled workers, leaving roughly 600,000 jobs unfulfilled.
  • Trade school graduates enter the workforce two years earlier, on average.
  • The average trade school in the U.S costs $33,000, which is a huge comparison in savings over a Bachelor’s Degree.
  • According to SimplyHired.com, the average salary of a trade school graduate is $42,000 per year.
  • Trade school jobs are on average extremely difficult to outsource to foreign companies.

With the shortage of skilled workers, trade school students are also practically guaranteed a job after graduation, according to a recently published article by CNN Money. Trade schools that offer job placement assistance offer an extra edge, as they ensure that students are properly prepared to enter the career field of their choice.

Rosedale Technical Institute of Pittsburgh is one of the top Technical Schools in Pennsylvania, providing training in auto mechanics, diesel mechanics, HVAC technician, electrician and truck driving. With a superior student services program and “hands-on” education, Rosedale Technical Institute of Pittsburgh strives to provide students with the skills necessary to succeed in today’s job market.

Rosedale Technical Institute of Pittsburgh is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career School and Colleges and is licensed by the Pennsylvania Board of Private Licensed Schools. In addition, they have been evaluated by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) and has been judged to meet the Automotive Service Excellence standards for all eight mechanical areas in both the Automotive and Diesel Technology programs. They also have the prestigious title of being voted Best Places to Work in Pittsburgh in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013.

Rosedale Technical Institute understands the need for assistance in entering Pittsburgh’s competitive job market, and strives to prepare their students with job placement assistance programs that are designed to help students obtain jobs in their chosen field immediately upon graduation.

For more information on Rosedale Technical College’s Automotive, Diesel, Electrical, HVAC or Truck Driving programs, contact them today to schedule a tour of their facility.

Financial Aid is available to those who qualify. Rosedale Tech is a nonprofit Equal Opportunity Educational Institution and Employer, ACCSC Accredited Institution, and ASEEF Certified. Gainful Employment disclosure information is available at www.RosedaleTech.org.