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Apprenticeships in US / Can lead to good jobs

Instead of racking up debt while going to college, apprentices start earning money within their first year in the classroom.

According to a recent report published by the office of Occupational Statistics and Employment Projections, enrolling in an apprenticeship program can be a cost effective way to boost earnings while gaining the job training you need.

Most of these programs require apprentices to train with an experienced professional for at least 2,000 hours as well as completing classes. At the end of the program, apprentices receive a nationally recognized certificate of completion, either from the Department of Labor or from an approved state agency.

There were more than 358,000 registered apprentices in more than 21,000 apprenticeship programs in 2012, according to the DOL’s website, mostly in construction, manufacturing, and health-care industries.

Popular programs include electricians (four years), cabinetmakers (four years), mine inspectors (four years), firefighters (three years), paramedics (two years), pharmacy support staff (one year), correctional officers (one year), and dental assistants (one year).

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