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Degrees to help you own your own business

By Remington College Posted April 3, 2019

Do you consider yourself to be a real self-starter? Do you like being the boss? Does watching a business grow from the ground up interest you? If you answered yes to any of these questions, starting your own business could be the right path for you.

As a business owner, you get to call the shots. You decide what your vision is, and you have the convenience of deciding how to make it happen. You also have the opportunity to watch your idea blossom and grow.

This might be surprising, but many people own or work for small businesses. In fact, there are 30.2 million small businesses that make up 99.9 percent of U.S. businesses. Want to be one of them?

Earning a degree from a technical school may help you on your way to owning your own business, and a career training program at a tech school may help you cultivate the skills you need to get started.

Here are a few degrees that could open self-employment opportunities for you:

  1. Heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC)

Employment for heating, air conditioning and refrigeration mechanics and installers is projected to grow 15 percent from 2016 to 2026'much faster than the 7 percent average projected for all other occupations.1,2  By taking HVAC classes at a trade school, you can study both the fundamentals you may need on the job and the basics of running a small business. At Remington College, you may also have opportunities to earn HVAC certifications you may need.

  1. Business

It might seem obvious, but a business degree could be useful when it comes to starting your own business. Employment trends show that these occupations are in demand. Business and financial occupations are projected to grow 10 percent from 2016 to 2026 1,2  There are a variety of fields you can pursue within a business degree, but most aim to provide students with a basic understanding of business principles.

  1. Cosmetology

With employment of barbers, hairstylists and cosmetologists projected to grow 13 percent from 2016 to 2026, cosmetology is another in-demand field.1 Not only can attending cosmetology school help you study the basics of hair care, but at Remington College, it can also help expose you to the basics of salon management or even to some of the small business principles you may need to open a salon or spa. 2


  1. Culinary

Food preparation and serving occupations are projected to grow 9 percent from 2016 to 2026, a gain of about 1.2 million jobs.1 Going to cooking school may open up some of those employment opportunities to you. 2 At a culinary institute, you can study cooking fundamentals to pursue employment as a line cook, banquet cook, catering cook and more. With Remington College's Culinary Management degree, you can even study some of the principles behind owning a business.

At Remington College, we offer job training programs in each of these fields. Think one of them is right for you? Visit or call 1-800-208-1950 for more information.

1 BLS statistics represent national job growth expectations and are not necessarily reflective of local market conditions.

2 Employment not guaranteed for students or graduates.