Many people automatically think they will attend a four-year college after graduating high school. However, there are also many who not only consider going to a technical school instead, but happily choose to do so for anything from dental assistant with radiology to medical assistant programs or medical billing and coding. There are several reasons why you should consider a technical or trade school instead of the typical four-year college, and there are many benefits to enjoy for doing so.
- Cost: One of the biggest benefits to attending a technical school is the cost. A college degree from a typical four-year college costs an average of $127,000. The average technical school degree costs a fraction of that at $33,000. That’s a difference of $94,000! At Advantage Career Institute Medical and Dental School all costs are under $6,000 including all testing fees, books and supplies.
- Length of Study: A bachelor’s degree takes four years of study, which means people who enter a four-year college right out of high school won’t enter the workforce until they are 22 years old. With a technical or trade school, they would enter the workforce two years earlier. This not only means an additional two years of income, but it also means two more years without incurring tuition expenses. Advantage Career Institute Medical and Dental School can accomplish the credentials in 4 to 6 months.
- Dominate a Specialized Industry: Most of the jobs that people take after successfully completing a technical school program are very difficult to export to other countries. It would be difficult for a dental or physician’s office to outsource an assistant’s job to someone overseas, for example. When a person trains in dental assistant with radiology, medical assistant program or medical office specialist at a technical school, for example, chances are good they will always be able to find a job locally as a medical assistant. On the contrary, it is quite easy to export computer programming jobs, for example, to other countries.
- Compelling, Focused Career Paths: Technical schools offer very compelling career paths – instead of much time sitting in a lecture hall taking notes on how to do a procedure, tech school students are actually performing those procedures. There is study time involved with both paths, but with a tech school, you’ll focus on phlebotomy training and only phlebotomy training, if that is what you choose, instead of filling up your time and spending loan money on “elective courses” that won’t complement your occupation.
There are many other reasons why attending a technical school instead of a state school or community college is a good idea. For more information on programs available at ACI.edu, contact us today!