Some Considerations If You Are Not College Bound

Perhaps you have recently graduated from high school and you have no desire whatsoever to attend college. Or, maybe you tried college for awhile and decided that it wasn't for you. Either way, here are some ideas for you as you make career choices for the future.

Do Your Own Thing - Have you considered working for yourself?

  • Are you talented in art? If so, consider focusing on creating paintings that you can sell. Until you get established you may need to get a part-time job, but you certainly won't be the first starving artist who did that. Another idea is to teach art lessons. Not only will you be making money, but doors may open for you to sell your own work.
  • Do you have a passion for photography? If you are a good photographer, consider offering your services at no cost to your friends. Doing a free photo shoot at a child's birthday party, a wedding, or any other type of celebration will enable you to get your name known through recommendations. It will also help you to build a portfolio that you can use as you seek new clients.
  • Consider selling products you enjoy using yourself. Jewelry, kitchen goods, craft merchandise and album supplies are all very popular and people like to buy them right at home parties. If you sell a quality product, pretty soon you'll be establishing yourself in a successful business without even doing a lot of leg work.

Go For Training - Perhaps you want to work for somebody else, but you need certification in order to get into the job market.

  • Consider attending a trade school. Trade schools offer programs in computer programing, welding, nursing care, and many other classes that lead to great professions. One of the benefits of attending a trade school is that you will often be offered help in finding a job when your courses have been completed.
  • You can often get a job as a flower arranger simply because you are already good at it. However, it you have attend floral school you can usually get a better job in this field. Usually a floral school will give certificates in Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced categories. You can complete the program at your own pace.
  • Do you love makeup? If so, consider a cosmetology program at a place like Tri-County Beauty College. You will learn all about skin, how to care for it, and how to beautify it. In fact, you can choose a particular field in this profession. You can take classes in theatrical makeup that will open doors for working in television, movies, or modeling. In addition, you will learn to do permanent makeup. After completing your courses, you might want to continue as you take classes to become a cosmetology instructor yourself. 

Have a good time in your chosen field.