Despite the fact most high school graduates go to a four-year college to pursue a bachelor's degree, a new study has found that completing a registered apprenticeship program in the construction trades leads to higher average pay than the students who are able to obtain a college degree.
The student loan debt in the United States has reached $1.6 trillion and is continuing to climb at alarming rates.
A study ran by an Ohio-based accounting and financial advisory firm shows that the largest threat to the construction industry is not lack of work, but lack of workers.
Working in the construction industry provides individuals with the opportunity to have a career outdoors. You may find yourself working on high-profile jobs such as professional sports arenas or buildings that define a city skyline.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook, the number of construction and extraction occupations is expected to grow 11 percent between the years 2016 and 2026.
Mike Burdick of Queensbury, N.Y. went to college because that was what was expected of him after graduating from high school.
It is common for some people to spend a part of their life trying to find a career that they enjoy, but also one that can support them financially.