Apprenticeships are both full-time job and training for advancement at the same time.
When you become an apprentice, you work and earn a paycheck but you also get training. Many apprenticeships finish with a certificate or license that will allow you to work in a trade.
Apprenticeships are great opportunities to enter high-paying fields. Some of the occupations that offer apprenticeships are:
- Able seaman
- Automotive technician
- Child care development specialist
- Computer programmer
- Construction craft laborer
- Dental assistant
- Elevator constructor
- Fire medic
- Lab technician
- Operating engineer
- Over-the-road truck driver
- Sheet metal worker
Apprenticeship programs are sponsored by employers, labor unions and associations. All programs have eligibility requirements and guarantee wage increases. They last between one and six years.
There are apprenticeship programs in every state, but they can be hard to get. Learn more about official apprenticeship programs by clicking on “Apprenticeship programs” below.