Want to learn more about career services at MTI College? Watch this short clip, in which the Director of Career Services, Chelsey Reeves, discusses how her department helps MTI College students with every aspect of their job search. If you are a student who needs help with resume writing, interview tips or anything pertaining to your job search, visit Career Services today!

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Workers across the nation have new reason to celebrate the recovering economy. Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce working together with Georgetown Public Policy Institute have projected that there will by 55 million job openings emerging over the course of this decade. Of these, 24 million will result from new job creation and 31 million positions will need to be filled to replace retiring baby boomers.

Educational Predictions for New Job Openings

The study found that 80% of jobs will require more education than a high school diploma, with the highest demand for postsecondary education in the fields of healthcare, IT, and government. Approximately 5 million jobs will require a postsecondary certificate, such as technical school training certification. However, under the current education system, the supply of postsecondary-educated workers will fall 5 million short by 2020. Many colleges across the country already expect drops in enrollment, largely due to the burden of high tuition rates for undergraduate and graduate education. On the other hand, just last year trade schools reported a boom in student enrollment as more students sought career training to prepare for specific jobs.

In-Demand Career Skills

The Georgetown study also looked into what qualities employers would be looking for in future positions. Employers and hiring managers will pay special attention to leadership, communication, analytics, and administrative qualities in their job candidates. Many of these professional skills are not taught as part of the curriculum in university programs, but they remain a core component of technical colleges, which specifically prepare students for transitioning smoothly into the workplace.

Changes in Job Market Demographics

Earlier projections reported that in 19 states at least 65% (the national average) of new jobs would require some level of postsecondary education by 2018. This new study places that figure at 32 states and the District of Columbia. The same research predicts that the Northeast will require the highest levels of postsecondary education, and the highest concentration of jobs for high school graduates and drop-outs will be in the South.

Career Training for Growing Industries

As the world changes, cued by new technology, shifts in consumer preferences, and developments in international economic relations, the job market is immediately affected. Trade schools follow market changes closely, making adjustments to course material and program offerings to reflect qualities and skills that employers are looking for in potential job candidates.

Graduating with Career-Ready skills is becoming more and more necessary

All to often, those who have received a BA or a BS degree graduate and find themselves waiting tables or doing other menial jobs that have nothing to do with their major. This is mostly because, although four year college offer a well-rounded education, they do not necessarily ever teach the practical skills that business’s want new hires to know. Bachelor’s Degree holders have learned theory, but must often be trained in practice on the job, a task which fewer and fewer employers are able to afford.

Job training programs from a vocational school, career college, or technical school eliminate the disconnect between school and work. Graduates with an Associate’s degree in health care support in fields such as billing and coding, medical assisting and Phlebotomy, for example, are already completely equipped to begin fulfilling careers in those areas. They need very little on the job training and can begin becoming an asset to the company that hired them very quickly. This quick return on investment is exactly what employers are looking for at a time when profits are down, and business is unstable.

MTI is one of the best career colleges in the Sacramento area, with job training in several fields including accounting, business, healthcare, law, technology and cosmetology. Students graduate from these job training programs with a specific degree that ensures success as they begins their new careers.

There are other advantages to getting an Associate’s degree or diploma in a specialized business. The short 30 to 60 week programs make it possible to enter the workforce quickly and start building on your career at a young age. Additionally, job training programs at career colleges are good, not only for new students, but also returning students or people who are have a job and are looking at switching careers or have recently been laid off. Career schools in the Sacramento area and elsewhere typically offer flexible scheduling and night classes to accommodate working professionals.

This is flexibility that you would not otherwise get from a traditional four year degree program.

Yet another advantage to attending a job training school is the fact that they usually have very high hire rates among graduating classes. In 2014, 94% of graduates who used MTI’s career placement center, or through their own efforts, obtained training-related jobs after graduation. With such a fantastic career placement staff, MTI College is a great place to start in Sacramento if you’re considering going the career college route or find yourself wanting to switch careers for any reason.

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