RVCC Releases Its List of the Top 6 In-Demand Careers
Securing a good education that results in job placement upon graduation is the prime goal for virtually all students. Fortunately, it doesn’t have to be a pipe dream thanks to Raritan Valley Community College, the home to an array of degree and professional certification programs that are currently in strong demand among employers. With a shortage of skilled workers, some industries will continue to need skilled employees well into the future. Check out RVCC’s newly released list of the “Top 6 In-Demand Careers” to see if your passions and interests made the list. There’s still time to unlock your potential and find your future this at RVCC. Apply Today!
1. Game Art & Game Development
What’s more exciting than playing Fortnite, FIFA or other video games? Creating them! That’s one reason that students are clamoring to register for RVCC’s Game Art and Game Development programs. Another reason is that they know jobs in this area are in great demand. Through RVCC’s programs, you’ll learn how to design full- functioning games and have an opportunity to participate in Global Game Jam, an international competition.
2. Commercial Energy Management & HVAC
Homeowners and businesses are going green and need help in reducing their energy usage; therefore, knowledgeable technicians in the areas of heating, refrigeration & cooling and environmental control are in high demand. To meet this need, RVCC offers degree and certificate programs in HVAC and in Commercial Energy Management. Equipped with environmental control technology skills, you can become a hot commodity for prospective employers upon graduation.
3. Computer Networking & Cybersecurity
Are you a problem solver, a computer savvy individual who’s passionate about protecting the Internet using cybersecurity? Never before has knowledge and passion been so valued! To successfully position you for the employers that are experiencing a shortage of skilled workers, RVCC offers a degree and certificate program in networking and cybersecurity. Our program will give you the IT credentials and industry certifications to boost your earnings and move you up the career ladder.
4. Beauty: Cosmetology & Skin Care (Esthetics)
The need for talented beauty professionals never goes out of style. RVCC’s Cosmetology and Esthetics programs can provide you with the all the skills you need to get a great job in a salon as a stylist or skin care professional. Employers in these two areas are eager to hire! RVCC stands apart from the competition because of its strong industry connections and high quality hands-on instruction provided at its award-winning Protégé Salon and Spa. Cosmetology students learn to master hair cutting, styling, coloring and so much more, while Esthetics students learn perfect skin care treatments. Upon graduating, you will be skilled and ready for the big league salons!
5. Auto Technology
Vroom! The AutoTechnology industry is on a roll, hiring skilled candidates at a fast pace. Fortunately, RVCC’s top-notch Automotive Technology Program partners with the manufacturing industry to offer specialized career training from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA). Graduates attain additional industry credentials from Automotive Service Excellence (ASE), Mobile Air Conditioning Society (MACS), Snap-on and other industry partners to allow students to stand out to potential employers.
6. Advanced Manufacturing
In RVCC’s hands-on Advanced Manufacturing Program, you’ll master the machine basics, precision and advanced technical skills needed to become a manufacturing professional. You have the luxury of choosing from multiple careers such as: Manual Mill Operator, Engine Lathe Operator, Manual Machinist or CNC Production Technician. All graduates receive their industry-recognized NIMS certification and OSHA10 card. Local employers are looking for qualified machinists to fill vacant positions and RVCC will assist with job placement.
If you are wondering: “Which accredited college near me provides the best professional certifications and degree programs?” The answer is: “RVCC!” And, you can earn your degree for a fraction of what you would pay at a four-year college or university in New Jersey.
RVCC has been ranked the best community college in NJ by BestColleges.com, WalletHub.com, Schools.com, and Niche.com. Washington Monthly ranked RVCC eighth in the country in the category of “Best Colleges for Adult Learners (2 Year Colleges)” for 2018. As a leading state college in New Jersey, RVCC serves students locally from Somerset County and Hunterdon County, across the country, and around the world, offering top degree programs and the best local career training. For information, visit www.raritanval.edu.