When it comes to getting career training, it is best that you begin to do this at a young age if it is possible. Usually you should begin doing this by high school so that you can begin to prepare and train yourself for your chosen career training later on. Ideally, you would do this so that you can go on to a 4 year college and major in your career choice so that you can get a degree as part of your career training. Of course, that is the ideal. This is not always possible. If you decide to go to a college or university as part of your career education, you have to first check that you can handle the requirements that will go along with your college major. If you can't handle the requirements, you might not get your degree and the years spent trying would have been a waste. The work is worth it in the end because you will receive a nationally recognized and accredited degree in the major of your choice. If you a four year college is not possible for you as a means of getting your career training, you might want to consider a trade school instead. In many trade schools you can get your degree in as little as 6 months to 2 years instead. The tuition is much cheaper when you go to a trade school and the courses are more condensed so they don't always include all of the extra courses that a college would put you through. Some trade schools can offer you courses in engineering, heating and cooling, nursing and medical work, computer programming and much more. It is not a bad idea if time and money are a big concern. These types of degrees are not as accredited or recognized as college degrees, but they are usually recognized by the state that the course was taken in. Some people will choose to go about their career training by enrolling in online schools. These types of career training courses are completed at home and exams are often done online or on campus. If you are given your exams online, it is likely not going to be valid. Some colleges offer online degree programs as an aide to the disabled or single parents for their convenient and the courses are just as valid, but they will require you on campus for the exams. These courses are often nationally accredited and recognized as well. The final choice for your career training is to go through correspondence courses which send you study materials through the mail. The exams are often open book and at home. The degrees offered are generally ignored by the work force unless they are not particularly picky about who they hire or what their education level is. All that you have in order to order a correspondence course is an address to send it to. This is the cheapest method of all of these career education methods, but it is also the least valued method as well. If you are hoping to get the best type of career training that will lead to employment, you should go through the four year college training or at least the trade school to give yourself a good chance. One good example of correspondence career training is in real estate training. This is often the norm.