May 17, 2019
When we ask young people “What do you want to be when you grow up?” the answers generally include—doctor, professional athlete, musician, actress. These are careers that we see every day in movies, TV, and real life. Rarely do we hear answers like a process operator, medical coder, automotive technician, welder, or HVAC technician. The reasons for this likely come down to one of several factors: a lack of awareness of available careers, negative perceptions that some careers carry in industries like construction or energy, and society’s long-held belief that the only pathway to success in is a four-year college degree.
Article originally published by Forbes Grads of Life