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Education Guys: Guide to Technical Education

New Jersey Trade Schools

For a student about to graduate or for someone looking for a path to a new career, trade schools can be a good option to start earning a paycheck in a new career fairly quickly.

Trade school educations

Depending on the course of study, trade schools can require anywhere from six months to a couple of years. Earning a degree, certification or diploma from a trade school is no easy feat, but it can be an expedient way to learn a trade and potentially graduate with skills that may be put to use in the workforce in short order.

While an undergraduate or graduate degree from a traditional college may carry some advantages depending on the field, earning a degree or certification from a trade school shouldn't be considered a lesser option. For the person looking for a career as a dental hygienist, hair stylist, pharmacy tech or any number of other jobs, trade schools are often the first option.

Trade schools in New Jersey

Don't let the size of the Garden State fool you: Trade schools in New Jersey are abundant in number and diversity, just like the state's higher education system. From such well-known schools as Princeton University, Seton Hall University and Rutgers University to myriad community colleges, New Jersey is at the forefront of higher education. The state website NJ Next Stop was created to help students learn about colleges, trade schools, career options and what jobs might be right for them, plus it has information about the real-world working environments. The New Jersey Department of Education's Career and Technical Education site was created to help students understand all of their educational opportunities.

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