College may be the logical next step for many high school seniors, but it’s certainly not the only option.

While you may be hearing a lot about finding the right college, there’s a crucial question you should answer before giving any thought to building your college list: Is going to college the best path for you? Or could trade school be the better choice?

College prepares students for professional careers through academics. Trade schools — also called vocational schools — are focused on providing technical training in a skilled trade. That training can prepare you for jobs in a variety of fields, including criminal justice, information technology, plumbing and construction. Trade school programs generally last anywhere from eight months to two years. Once you’ve successfully completed a trade school program, you’ll receive a diploma, trade certificate or, in some cases, an associate degree.

If you’re weighing your options between trade school and college, this quiz can help point you in the right direction.