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Archive for the 'Vocational Schools' Category

2012
10
Apr

Trade Schools

Trade Schools

Trade schools are designed for the career-oriented students who do not want to waste time taking courses they do not need. Traditional colleges will award a degree, but many hours are spent taking distribution requirements that are not related the main subject the student is going to study.

Trade schools are geared toward a specific profession, and are a good choice for those who want to focus on their careers and do not want to spend the time and money on a traditional college or university degree. Trade schools usually give the graduate as many career opportunities as a four year bachelor’s degree, often in half the time.

Trade schools offer courses in virtually any area of study that is useful in today’s marketplace.

Some of these areas include:

~ Information Technology

~ Art and Design

~ Media Art

2012
06
Apr

Music School

Music School

For those with talent who want to make a career out of making music, going to music school is a good way to improve chances of success and even stardom.

Although many music schools are fiercely competitive, once one has gained admission to an elite music school, the greater the chances of realizing one’s dreams of pursuing a career in music.

You can find a music school that specializes in your area, but most schools offer instruction in:

~ Voice
~ Instrumental Music
~ Orchestral Music
~ Musical Composition
~ Conducting

Many fine music schools, such as Julliard in New York, are located in major Metropolitan areas, but Indiana University Music school, situated in the pleasant college town, Bloomington, is also a fine music school with many prestigious graduates. Choosing the right music school means opting for an excellent instructors and facilities over location.

2012
27
Mar

Law School

Law School

It is a well-known story that a guy decided to enroll in law school “because he couldn’t stand the sight of blood.” However, most people do not attend law school because they didn’t feel like going to medical school, but because of the advantages a law degree can offer.

Almost anyone, from artists to engineers, can benefit from a law degree, and it can be an extra feather in their cap when it comes to applying for work or to promoting or advancing their current skills. Others pursue various types of lawyering part-time while engaged in other professions such as teaching or the arts.

Going to law school is great for someone who wants something to fall back on, but those who succeed in law school are often those who have a true passion for the subject. Although half-hearted law students might pass the bar, the rigors involved in law school, especially in the first year, usually allow the most sincere students to thrive.

2012
30
Jan

Culinary Schools

Culinary Schools

For those who are born to cook and spent their early years clutching their mother’s apron strings to get a look at what kind of souffle she was making, culinary schools provide the opportunity to develop an interest in food into a profession.

Those who work as chefs find the work demanding and rewarding, and culinary schools can help one find a situation as well as train to become a chef. The best chefs do not always go to the best culinary schools, but it is a good idea to enroll in the best-quality program you can, since the food industry is growing, but at the same time, is still quite competitive.

Usually, the more elite the restaurant, the higher the chefs are paid, and the best culinary schools usually provide staff for these fine restaurants. Therefore, the money spent on programs at fine culinary schools usually pay off in the form of excellent job opportunities.

2012
26
Jan

Ballet School

Ballet School

Ballet is one of the most demanding and awarding disciplines in the arts, ballet school is usually not a temporary course taken in a few years, but encompasses a ballet dancer’s existence from an early age until the dancer begins to work professionally with a company.

Even after the dancer achieves professional status, it is likely that he or she will return to ballet school at some point, and many retired dancers often teach in a ballet school. Therefore, the best dancers spend a good deal of time in ballet school.

Ballet requires the physical stamina of the most strenuous types of athletics, and the classes taken in ballet school focus on physical conditioning as well as areas of dance theory and technique. Classical ballet school begins for most dancers at an early age, and usually lasts a minimum of eight years.

2012
23
Jan

Acting Schools

Acting Schools

Many people decide to enroll in acting schools because they dream of an exciting career on the stage or the screen. Others decide to attend acting schools for the fun of it, or to develop an interesting hobby and to meet people.

There are many acting schools, particularly in New York and LA, dedicated to both the serious student and the casual theatre-fancier, although the schools are usually separate. A student can earn a BA in acting, an Associate in Arts or can opt just to take classes with no special degree. Many experienced actors return to acting schools to take refresher courses, to work again with a valued mentor or to teach.

Many classes in acting schools are taught by well known actors who have been on the stage and screen for decades. In fact, many actors attend certain acting schools specifically to have an opportunity of studying with a giant in the field.

2012
20
Jan

Golf School

Golf School

Learn from professionals and improve your game on vacation by enrolling in golf school. For those whose idea of going on vacation means spending most of the time on the golf course, golf school is an excellent choice to unwind and learn to play like a pro.

There are golf schools located in many places around the US and overseas, so if playing golf is not your spouse’s idea of a good time, you can go to your favorite resort and vacation spot and take golf courses while your spouse and kids swim, go shopping and check out the local sites.

There will also be enough time for you to enjoy other activities besides golf, since most sessions end in the early afternoon with ample time to explore, have a dinner in a restaurant and enjoy the city’s nightlife. A vacation golf school combines learning with relaxation, and there is likely a golf school located close to your current vacation spot.

2012
11
Jan

Massage School

Massage School

For those who aim to ease the aches and pains of today’s fast-paced life, massage school is a great way to earn a degree in less than a year and to learn how to help others by improving their health and sense of well being.

Massage therapists are more in demand these days, and many earn from $40 to $60 an hour. Many massage therapists work privately, running a practice from their homes or along with other medical professionals in a clinic. Other massage therapists are employed as staff in gyms, spas, resorts, and work in with orthopedic doctors, and chiropractors.

Massage therapists are in demand for sports medicine, especially for sports like football for which injuries are commonplace.

2012
06
Jan

Nursery School

Nursery School

If you have been a stay-at-home parent of a young child, and you are thinking of returning to work or simply want some time to yourself, it might be a good idea to enroll your child in a nursery school. Of course, your child should also be ready to go to nursery school, and it is important to decide whether or not your child is actually ready.

In general, an ideal time for nursery schools is when a child is no longer in diapers, is able to communicate, and seeks friendships with other children, usually around the age of 2 or 3.  However, because of necessity or desire, many children are placed in nursery school much earlier, and benefit from the experience.

2011
30
Dec

Cosmetology Schools

Cosmetology Schools

Cosmetology schools are for those who are concerned with looking good, and who want to help others to achieve their full beauty potential.

Perhaps potential beauty school students are those who often cut their doll’s hair or were the first to experiment with Mom’s makeup kit. Cosmetology schools are for those who want to transform their lifelong interest in beauty into a career.

Those who enter cosmetology schools are usually the type of people who often take notice of other’s hair styles or cosmetics and make suggestions on how to improve. Many of these people realize that they can make a career out of designing makeovers for others.

The ideal beautician is a person who combines artistic flair with interpersonal skills, and it is important that those who work in this field have both traits.

2011
28
Dec

Medical School

Medical School

Medical school may not be for everyone, but those who decide to make the big leap are usually pretty certain that they want to become doctors, or at least to graduate. The drop-out rate from medical school, unlike law school, is pretty low, and this indicates that many of those who enter medical school are prepared for the work ahead of them.

The medical career is one of the most rewarding professions, since it literally affects the lives of many people. A significant amount of work goes into this profession, and most of those who have the ability to get into medical school in the first place have the willingness to meet the challenge.

How do you know if medical school is right for you? The medical profession is one that combines detailed scientific knowledge with the human touch and compassion for others. If one of these qualities is lacking, then one might be better of being a scientist or to study the humanities.


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