Apprenticeships

Apprenticeships

Apprenticeships

Apprenticeships combine a full-time job with training—and prepare workers to enter in-demand careers.

Apprenticeships provide affordable pathways to high-paying jobs and careers without the typical student debt associated with college. 

Career seekers can find apprenticeships in industries such as information technology, finance and business, healthcare, hospitality, transportation, and manufacturing. And recently, the U.S. Department of Labor launched new initiatives to help more businesses set up apprenticeships, and to expand pre-apprenticeship opportunities for high school aged youth. 

More than 90 percent of apprentices remain employed after completing their program, and their average starting wage is more than $60,000. Over their careers, apprentices earn $300,000 more than workers who did not complete an apprenticeship.

To find apprenticeship opportunities that match your interests and skills, visit the Apprenticeship Finder on Apprenticeship.gov — a one-stop source to connect career seekers, employers, and education partners with apprenticeship resources.