Career Training: College Alternatives for High School Graduates

Career Training: College Alternatives for High School Graduates

Wondering what to do after high school? What path will you take?

Do you plan to enter the military? Attend a traditional, four-year college or university? Take some time to work and save money?

When it comes to options after high school, there is no one path fits all, and maybe none of the above alternatives align with your interests, career aspirations, and life goals. Rest assured, there is another prosperous option that is gaining momentum among graduates who want to jumpstart thriving careers.


Why earn a career training college education?

Start your career faster with real-world experience:

Compared to a traditional college education, the benefits of a career training education continue to mount:

  • Industry/field specific, hands-on career training starts day one
  • Small class sizes allow for more one-on-one interaction with instructors
  • Tuition and fees are significantly lower
  • Career training schools can boost employability
  • Externships provide first-hand experiences
  • Graduates enter the workforce in two years or less

The business, healthcare, and information technology industries are bursting with growth and expected to deliver more in-demand jobs. Additionally, because many high school graduates choose four-year colleges over career training schools, there is a shortage in the workforce of technical, skilled workers in these industries.1

Talk about job opportunities that are ripe for the picking.


Get Ahead with a Top-Rated Degree or Diploma from Ohio Business College

High school graduation is an exciting time and we celebrate your accomplishment and this incredible milestone in life.

As you begin to plan and forge a new personal and professional path, you may be contending with a few uncertainties, such as:

  • What are my goals?
  • Where do I start?
  • What school is best for me?
  • What career field do I want to enter?
  • What program do I want to study?

At Ohio Business College, we understand how important your next steps are, and we’re here to support you every step of the way. Each career training program at OBC is strategically designed to meet the latest industry standards and deliver hands-on curriculum.

Did you know…?

Every degree and diploma program at Ohio Business College is tailored to the busy adult. You can get the education you want without putting important responsibilities – like work and family – on hold.

Ohio Business College is a great stepping stone to a bachelor’s degree. If you decide down the road that you want to obtain a bachelor’s degree, your OBC credentials will give you a head start.

Explore all Ohio Business College has to offer. View our career training programs.

OBC Career Training Programs



1 Wright, Joshua. Forbes. “America's Skilled Trades Dilemma: Shortages Loom As Most-In-Demand Group Of Workers Ages.” Accessed February 1, 2017.