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Life After High School: Top 10 Alternatives to College

by Lindsay Hutton

Attending college after high school isn't for everyone. Some teens choose to take a year or two off before continuing their education, while others jump right into the workforce. If your teen is looking to explore his options, check out these alternatives and help him make a decision that is right for him.

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The responsibility of holding down a full-time job is a good way for your high school grad to transition into adulthood, not to mention it's a financial necessity. However, your teen will want to gear her job search towards a job that offers career growth, as opposed to a job that normally hires teen workers on a temporary basis.

In addition, she should look in an industry that interests her and a company for which she can see herself working in the future, not just for the time-being. The opportunity to build a career off an entry-level job is there, if she is willing to work for it and stick it out.

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