Find Good Jobs & Careers

Many options for good jobs and careers are available for young people. Four year or two-year college, apprenticeship programs, one-year certificate programs and more choices are available. My office has been working to increase awareness of the many options including skilled trades. Young adults should consider the many options beyond high school. We created this Branches to Success card with more information to show students and their parents the possibilities of many different educational paths to a successful career.

Most Common “Opportunity Jobs” in Philadelphia Area

“Opportunity Jobs” pay above the annual median income and don’t require a four-year college degree.


Hourly Wage

Training Location

Registered Nurses


  • Community College of Philadelphia Nursing Program • 215.751.8000 or 215.751.8010
  • Montgomery County Community College Nursing Program • 215.641.6671 or 215.641.6551
  • Arcadia University & Thomas Jefferson University B.S.N. program • 215.572.2994 or 1.877.272.2342
  • LaSalle School of Nursing and Health Sciences • 215.951.1432 or 215.951.1530

Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Office


  • Pennsylvania State Police – Contact the Eastern Recruitment Unit at 717.614.7981 Online applications are available at
  • Philadelphia Police – Please contact or 215.683.2677 to request information

Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers


  • Management Certificate, Montgomery County Community College • 215.641.6671 or 215.641.6551 (can be completed fully online)
  • General Business, Community College of Philadelphia • 215.751.8000 or 215.751.8010 (can be completed fully online)
  • LaSalle Management and Leadership Program, LaSalle School of Business • 215.951.1000 or 215.951.5176
  • Arcadia University School of Global Business, Business Administration Program • 215.572.2891 or 1.877.272.2342



  • Carpenters Joint Apprenticeship Committee of Philadelphia and Vicinity • 215.824.2313 or 215.824.2300
    Visit for a full course calendar

Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses


  • Eastern Center for Arts and Technology, Willow Grove • 215.784.4800
    Full-Time: M-F, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.; Clinical hours: 7 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. • Part-Time: 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. (weekdays);
    8 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday (theory hours); 7 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. (clinical hours)