Ten Courses Of Study If You Want To Be Your Own Boss
By Max Stein
For many Americans, an important component of the American Dream is the possibility of hard work
turning into financial fortune. The career exploits of such self made magnates like Andrew Carnegie, Lee Iaccoca
and Donald Trump are examples for many.
The idea of being self-employed appeals to many people who want the possibility of unlimited
income, a flexible schedule and perhaps the opportunity to work from home. If you’re one of these people, having
the proper training, especially in a growth industry, is very important. Consider these ten courses of study, if
you want to be your own boss.
The personal computer has made it much easier to enter the marketplace in many professions.
Training in graphic design, multimedia design and web design allow you to work from home, or as your clientele
increases, out of an office. Education in these skills can also create opportunities for you to work as an
employee, or contractor. These creative jobs are very much in demand, particularly as advertising spending has
increased as the economy has improved.
If you like to fix things or work with your hands, there are some great, lucrative training
programs that will allow you to do this type of work for a career. Most of these jobs require you to work for
someone else first, either to gain skills training or the money to go off on your own. A career in HVAC (heating,
ventilation, air conditioning), home appliance repair, electrical installation/repair or auto body repair are all
great ways to make your hands create a living for you.
There are many service careers available as well for the self-employed. Home healthcare is one such
growing field. Nurses, both RNs and LPNs, are in wide demand. Another career field that is growing is court
reporting and closed captioning. The growing legal system and new Federal laws designed to benefit the hearing
impaired are driving growth in these categories.
In addition to having the skills to perform your chosen business, you need the business skills as
well. Sales and marketing are in first order, while organization and administrative skills will keep your clients
and the IRS happy.