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North Carolina Trades and Careers Degrees

Trades and Careers Degrees: North Carolina Career Colleges

Career Colleges:North Carolina Trades and Careers Degrees

Looking for accredited career colleges, technical schools, and universities in North Carolina offering Trades and Careers degrees.

Trade schools prepare students for jobs in construction, electricians, carpenters as well as mechanics.

However, despite the rigorous academia that pervades North Carolina, athletics are still the number one draw for many people. All year round colleges and universities in North Carolina seem to dominate the sports headlines. It's almost impossible not to get swept up in the basketball hysteria that sweeps the state every spring. Students are advised to budget their schedules accordingly.

However, if team sports are not to your liking, there are plenty of opportunities for exercise and recreation away from the playing field. With forests and mountains to the west and beaches to the east, North Carolina has numerous outlets for outdoor enthusiasts of all shapes and sizes

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Career Colleges: North Carolina Trades and Careers Programs

Tech is the future: degrees in engineering and technical trades

It sure seems like the future will belong to professionals with a strong educational background in booming, recession-resistant fields, such as medicine, technology and engineering. The latter is a broad industry that includes professionals such as nuclear engineers, drafters, electromechanical equipment assemblers, surveyors and mechanics.

Traditional career training for engineers usually includes a bachelor's degree in a discipline, such as civil, environmental, mechanical electrical or computer engineering. Many colleges also offer related minors and majors in military science, aeronautics and aerospace studies.

At four-year colleges, students usually take classes, such as:

  • electronics
  • computers
  • circuits
  • electromagnetic fields
  • power systems
  • controls, communications and signal processing
  • solid state materials and devices

From entry-level throughout a career, earnings for engineers are some of the best on the market.

Show me the money: earnings for graduates of trade schools and engineering colleges

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the following professions earned the following mean annual wages, as of April 2011:

  • $82,280 for civil engineers
  • $83,160 for environmental engineers
  • $82,480 for mechanical engineers
  • $101,600 for computer engineers

If a four-year degree sounds like too much of a commitment, trade schools can offer quicker entry into the field, albeit at a different professional level. With approximately two years of education, highly skilled tradesmen and women can earn handsome salaries in fields that include aircraft mechanics, automotive technology and surveying.

According to the BLS, in April 2011, these trade technicians earned the following mean, annual wages:

  • electro-mechanical technicians, $51,160
  • avionics technicians, $52,050
  • motorcycle mechanics, $33,950
  • industrial machinery mechanics, $47,100
  • medical equipment repairers, $46,380

Whether you're good with your hands, good with numbers or both, a career or craft that involves the manufacture, operations or systematization of one of the many machines that make up modern life can offer a promising future earnings. Get going with your goals today!

Author: Judy Jenner


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