Reconsider the way you think of the word smart. While the pursuit of a four-year degree may seem like the ticket to a well-paying job, is it really the smartest decision for young professionals in 2019? After all, the average weekly salary of workers with only a high school diploma is 60% of that of a graduate, so a college degree must be the only path to a fruitful career, right? Wrong.
In 2019, the word smart doesn’t mean how many years you spent at university or how many honors classes you took. To be smart is to know what is best for your career, the steps that will get you there, and what will hold you back. Over 50% of recent college graduates are unemployed, and even if they are making that 40% more than a worker who chose not to pursue a degree, they have student loans averaging around $37,000+. But, who’s hiring degree-less individuals for great jobs in their companies?
Paric makes it easy for any employee to follow a career path to success, from entry-level all the way up to executive! Take a look at their handy career path guide…
Paric cultivates smart careers in the trades by offering great jobs in positions that don’t require college degrees. If they begin after high school, by the time a Paric employee would have completed their degree they can be earning an annual salary more than the national average for all college graduates. This means that within four years, Paric workers are earning salaries greater than that of most college graduates all without owing thousands to institutions!
So what do you need to get started at Paric? It usually starts with an onsite apprenticeship program. This is an essential step for Paric workers and the beginning of the path to higher-level positions. By partnering with the Building Union Diversity Apprenticeship Program, Paric has made this first step to trades work very accessible. It is through programs like these where participants will learn the fundamental skills required to succeed as a trade worker. Once completing their apprenticeship, a Paric worker will start as a fully-qualified employee, known as a journeyman. From here, hard-working journeymen can expect a steady and clearly expressed progression to higher positions.
As more trade workers are leaving the workforce, the demand for skilled people to fill these positions is steadily increasing. While a four-year degree may be the right decision for some, you must ask yourself what is the smartest decision for you as an individual? You may find that trade work is exactly what you’re looking for. Learn more about the benefits and earning potential of this field!