5 careers for hands on learners

 In Careers, Trades

When it comes to taking in information, there is no one size fits all approach. Everyone learns and gathers information differently. Understanding your learning style is not only essential while you’re in school, but also when you start your career. Finding a career to match your learning style could help make your job feel more natural to you and could therefore help you find success.

Kinesthetic learners, or hands-on learners, might learn well with things like demonstrations, trial and error, working in a lab, experimenting with recipes and using real-life examples. Sound like you?

These careers might be a good fit for hands-on learners:

  • Chef: Few careers are more hands-on than becoming a chef. With responsibilities like developing recipes, determining how to present dishes, planning menus and preparing meals, being a chef takes a very hands-on approach. Chefs also must develop excellent knife skills and engage superior senses of taste and smell. While chefs often do learn on the job, many gain additional skills through a culinary program.1
  • Cosmetologist: From washing and coloring hair to cutting, drying and styling, becoming a cosmetologist is another job that’s all about being hands-on. Like becoming a chef, the training for this job reflects that. In order to get a job as a cosmetologist, you must be licensed and practice your skills through an approved program.1
  • Police Officer: Working mostly out of the office is what you should expect if you become a police officer. Between patrolling assigned areas and collecting and securing evidence from crime scenes, police officers must not only be good leaders, they must have stamina and strength. If you are interested in becoming a police officer, you will likely need to graduate from a training academy, as well as complete on-the-job training.
  • Physical Therapy Assistant: Physical therapy assistants should be comfortable using their hands to help provide therapeutic exercises and help with manual therapy. They should also have great dexterity to help them aid their patients. In fact, physical therapy assistants often have to use devices and equipment to help patients; this might require a demonstration first. To become a physical therapy assistant, you need an associate’s degree from an accredited program.1
  • HVAC Technicians: Going into heating, ventilation and air conditioning is often a career for hands-on learning. HVAC technicians’ duties include installing electrical components and wiring, maintaining HVAC systems and repairing worn or defective parts. These duties often require strong mechanical skills and troubleshooting skills, which might work well for hands-on learners. In order to become an HVAC technician, many employers prefer applicants have some postsecondary education or an apprenticeship.1

If any of these careers interest you, consider taking your learning style to the next level by enrolling in a tech school.

At Remington College, we specialize in hands-on programs, with many of our degrees involving practical components and labs where students get to experience what being on the job might be like.1

For more information on where these programs are offered, visit remingtoncollege.edu or call 1-800-208-1950 for more information.

1Employment not guaranteed for students or graduates.


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