Options After Graduation

Options After Graduation

There are many ways to pursue education and training after high school. Here are some options:

  • Colleges and Universities: You can earn a four-year, bachelor’s degree in your area of interest and increase your opportunities in finding employment in your chosen career field. You may decide you want to pursue post-graduate work beyond a four-year degree for either a master’s degree or a Ph.D. (doctorate degree).
  • Community and Junior Colleges: You can earn an associate’s degree if you complete a two-year program of study. Also, many classes taken at a community or junior college will transfer to a four-year college or university.
  • Technical Training and Certificate Programs: Many community colleges and technical schools offer six-month to one-year programs which lead to certification in a specialized field. Additional job skills will raise entry-level salaries, improve working conditions and allow for more advancements and promotions.
  • A Military Career: Joining the military allows you to do several things at once. You can serve our country, earn a salary and receive training by entering the military, whether you choose to make it a life-long career or not. You can also earn a college degree while in a military program or receive financial help from the government after you leave the service.

Links To Help You Plan For College

  • Texas Career Check - College and career exploration tool provided by the Texas Workforce Commission.
  • College for All Texans - information about choosing a college, finding the right schools, costs, etc.
  • Compare College TX - compares colleges side-by-side on key measures like tuition and fees
  • GenTX Make it Happen - handy checklists for planning for college from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board

Links To Help You Find a Career

  • Start Here Careers - this Amarillo College offering provides the most current local data on wages, employment, job postings, etc.
  • Career OneStop - offers a look at the fastest growing occupations.
  • Achieve Texas - information about the 16 Career Clusters.

Links To Help You Apply to College

  • Apply Texas - a one-stop shop fir applying to a public university or community college in Texas.
  • Online Schools Directory - a directory of online colleges and distance learning opportunities at traditional colleges.

Links To Help You With College Admissions Testing

Information On Various Military Careers


Links To Help You Pay for College

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