You only need to look at the educational qualifications of a thousand service workers to know that a university degree does not guarantee you a high-paying job. However, just having a high school diploma isn’t enough either. So what should you do if you want a good job but don’t want to end up using your hard-earned and expensive degree to ask diners how they would like their steak? The answer lies in trade schools.
There are plenty of great courses that you can do or you can opt for an apprenticeship to gain practical experience. The fact that you’re a woman shouldn’t stop you: while many trades jobs are still dominated by men, women aren’t relegated to going to secretary school anymore. Here are 18 great jobs for women in trades.