Deciding on the type of work you want to do or choosing a new career can be challenging. For previous generations, it was pretty cut-and-dried. You went to work, college or in to the military. However, things are changing. A college education is extremely expensive and does not guarantee employment after graduation.
On October 16, 2015, ClarkHoward.com featured “Apprenticeships may be a better alternative to college”. Clark states: “5.9 million high-paying technical jobs are now available because employers cannot find qualified candidates to fill them.” The importance of having properly trained and licensed workers is substantiated by reports of a house fire in Taunton, MA on October 26, 2015. The home owner, attempting to repair a gas hot water heater, accidently removed the gas shut-off valve. The resulting gas leak triggered an explosion which completely destroyed the home. During an interview with CBS Boston, MA State Fire Marshall Stephen Coan stated: “This explosion illustrates what can go wrong when attempting do-it-yourself repairs without the proper training. Contact professionals for maintenance and repairs on major home appliances and systems.”
Is a technical career is right for you? Taking the MBTI to identify your interests and work style is one way to find out.
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