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Apprenticeships combine a full-time job with training—and prepare you to enter specialized fields.

Apprenticeships are a great way to enter a number of well-paying occupations in the manufacturing, construction, health care and transportation industries, among others.

An apprentice gains hands-on work experience in an occupation, while also taking classroom instruction. Apprenticeship programs are sponsored by employers, labor unions and associations. Programs last between one and six years and provide wage increases as you gain work experience. Minimum qualifications must be met to apply.

The Registered Apprenticeship program is a way to enter about one thousand careers, including these top occupations:

  • Automobile Mechanic
  • Construction Laborer
  • Electrician
  • Pipefitter

Find employers and other sponsors of apprenticeships at Apprenticeship Finder. Learn more about apprenticeship at Apprenticeship USA.