With a great job, a home of his own and a wife and two kids, Kevin Clark has achieved the American Dream — and he doesn’t have a bachelor’s degree.
Clark completed two years of community college, but dropped out to pursue an electrician apprenticeship.
“A lot of the career paths I was looking into at four-year colleges didn’t pay much,” says Clark, who lives in the Sacramento, Calif., area. “As an electrician, I could just start working and get paid.”
In fact, not only do many technical and vocational trades pay for on-the-job training, they are some of the most sought-after skills in today’s job market. But with so many options, it can be difficult sifting through them all.
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