ARCHITECTURE combines creative and technical interests. Learn more about becoming an architect and research colleges that have programs accredited by the National Architecture Accrediting Board (NAAB) here. The website, studyarchitecture.com, also has helpful articles and information to help you plan.
EXPLOREHEALTHCAREERS.ORG offers a wide variety of information and exploratory tools for anyone curious about careers across the health care spectrum. Searches allow you to select years of training and desired salary to create a list of specific career titles. Links to additional sources of info., including field-specific professional organizations, are plentiful. Dig into information about Healthcare Administration by clicking here.
NURSING careers offer opportunity and variety. Demand for nurses will be high over the next decade. Explore nursing here. (also, Registered Nurse career description.)
ENGINEERING vs. ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY How do these two fields relate to each other and overlap? Visit this page on RIT's website to investigate.
- Working as a PLUMBER AND STEAMFITTER is possible through the union's plumber/pipefitter apprenticeship program, which pays you while you train on the job and pays for your training classes.
- The Tri-City Joint Apprenticeship Committee offers an electrician apprenticeship program, which pays you while you train on the job and in their classrooms.
- The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) 1249 offers an apprenticeship program to become an Electrical Power Linesman. Be paid as an apprentice while being trained by experienced journeymen. College credits are available for your training, too.
- Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters offers a Colonie, NY based Carpenters Apprentice program. For more information, contact Thomas McKiernan, TMcKiernan@northeastcarpenters.org.
- UA Sprinkler Fitters - Local 669 Apprentice Program. The principle function of a sprinkler fitter is the installation of fire proctection systems. NYS contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
EXPLORE the WORLD-OF-WORK Map (ACT.org)
CAREER SEARCH ENGINES:
Looking for a trade or technical school to get training in a specific career field? Click Here. Explore vocational and technical careers, check out the skills employers really want, find a trade school, research technical topics and take a look at the current job market within the Vocational Information Center.
The College Board offers an extensive listing of Careers and College Majors, each with helpful descriptions that include related careers.
Monster Board Career Center -Online access to 48,000 jobs, career information and names/locations of hundreds of employers.
Occupational Outlook Handbook -- Provides in-depth descriptions of careers including nature of the work, training requirements, expected earnings and job availability. Search by job title or alphabetical listing (index of job titles) or by job cluster.
Career InfoNet -- A comprehensive source of occupational and economic information to help you make informed career decisions. Contains lists of fastest growing jobs, highest paying jobs, etc. by level of education.
Military Career Guide -- The leading career information resource for the military world of work. Details 152 enlisted and officer occupations with comparable civilian counterpart for every applicable military occupation. Also describes training, advancement, and educational opportunities within each of the major Services, including ROTC programs.