Find out ways to learn certain trades and decide what types of training will work best for you.
Although most skilled trade professions don't require a four year degree, you do need a mix of talent, experience and sometimes a certification or license. Certifications and licenses are often obtainable in less than a year -- sometimes in a matter of weeks, depending on the concentration. Many skilled trades can be learned through apprenticeships or short-term training. Tuition also may be available. Some training programs even offer college credits. Alternatively, search skilled trades using the drop down menu below. Vocational schools, career colleges and technical schools can save you money and time when compared to the expense of earning a two or four year diploma.