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Check with Employers

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If you are enrolling in school to prepare for a job in a particular occupation, you should contact potential employers and ask:

  • What knowledge, skills and abilities are needed?
  • Is there a specific degree or training expected for an entry-level position?
  • Is licensure, certification or a special test required before employment?
  • Do you contact certain institutions when recruiting new employees?
  • What do you think of this school?
  • Have you hired graduates from this school?
  • Were you satisfied with graduates you hired from this school?

If you plan to attend school to advance your career with your current employer, you should also ask: