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Short Term Credentialing

Nearly 70 percent of jobs created in the United States require some level of education or training after high school.1 This postsecondary education includes a range of options other than a college degree, including short-term training programs, certifications, and apprenticeships.

Some short-term programs can be completed in a few months and do not require the level of financial commitment associated with college degrees, or the time commitment for an apprenticeship.

Short-term training might be a good fit for you if:

  • You want to enter the world of work after high school
  • You have been a stay-at-home caretaker or parent, and you want to enter or re-enter the workforce
  • You want to make a career change

Click on the career area of interest to you below to view examples of jobs that require no college degree. Many of the jobs listed are in high demand. Samples of training programs to prepare for these jobs is included, but there are more options depending on where you live.

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Interested in learning more about short-term training, but you’re not sure how to get started? Please contact the MHS Career Services Support Specialist for assistance.

  1. (Morgan et al., 2018)

Read about alumni who completed short-term programs: certifications, apprenticeships, trade schools or 2-year degrees.

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