Want to be able to put food on the table and drop Socrates quotes like a boss? Can you be practical and classy at the same time? Of course!
Let’s run through some possible menu items:
- Two or three years of dental hygiene
Like people? Like helping them? Like doing something truly necessary? Like flexible hours? Like being able to work anywhere? Like making lots of money? This used to be a lucrative two-year diploma, but the forces of credentialism in Ontario have added an extra year (it’s still only two years in the USA). But you can still get out in two years by taking an accelerated delivery option that replaces summers flipping burgers at minimum wage with classes, lunchtime frisbee in the sunshine, and homework under a shady tree, followed by making real grown-up money a year sooner. Move fast before they make it an even more expensive four-year degree on you.
- Two years of power line technician
Like power? Like overtime money? Like huge trucks? Like doing something truly necessary? Like being outside? Like being able to work anywhere? Like making lots of money? “100% of 2013-2014 graduates found employment within 6 months of graduation. Their average starting salary was $50,125.”