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This is not a definitive guide to your perfect career.

There are many factors to consider for that big decision. But with a growing list of careers on the Trades Hub, we want to provide you with at least some information to get you started.

Please use the videos and schematics in the Hub to learn more and make a connection, or go straight to the Career Training Path or the Job Board to help you take your first step!

Trades
Career
Working On
Need
Technical Training
Salary Range
noun_Plus_2178969 noun_Plus_2178969 Construction & Systems Careers
Working On Buildings; structures; electrical, fluid, and air systems; foundations
Need Hand-eye coordination, stamina/strength, skill with tools
Training Typically required
Salary $28,500 / $93,000
Carpenter
Working On Walls, roofs, windows, concrete forms
Need Hand-eye coordination, math for measuring, stamina, strength
Training Helps but not necessary
Salary $31,500 / $57,500
Cabinet Maker
Working On Cabinet and high-grade furniture
Need Attention to detail, math for measuring, skill with tools
Training Fairly important
Salary $28,500 / $40,000
Electrician
Working On Building controls, solar power, energy storage, smart lighting
Need Color vision, basic algebra/trig/geometry, stamina
Training Need to be licensed following education or apprenticeship
Salary $34,300 / $79,700
Plumber
Working On Pipe-based systems for water, sewage, and drainage
Need Problem-solving ability, strength/stamina, mechanical skills, interpersonal skills
Training Apprenticeship or on-the-job training needed
Salary $37,800 / $93,000
Pipefitter
Working On Pipe-based systems for water and fuel
Need Problem-solving ability, mechanical skills, strength/stamina
Training Apprenticeship or technical education required
Salary $39,500 / $76,500
HVAC Tech
Working On Air quality systems
Need Trouble-shooting capabilities, attention to detail, interpersonal skills
Training On-the-job or technical education needed
Salary $40,000 / $73,000
Welder
Working On Metal structures
Need Focus, hand-eye coordination, stamina
Training Technical education typically required
Salary $44,000 / $62,000
Operating Engineer
Working On Large equipment for site prep
Need Physical coordination, discipline, mechanical aptitude
Training Specialized training is needed
Salary $42,500 / $67,000
Cement Mason
Working On Floors, sidewalks, roads, walls, other durable structures
Need Stamina/strength, visualization skills, math for calculating volumes
Training Apprenticeship or on-the-job training needed
Salary $49,500 / $71,000
Trades
Career
Working On
Need
Technical Training
Salary Range
noun_Plus_2178969 noun_Plus_2178969 Machines & Manufacturing Careers
Working On Manufactured products, complex machines, factories, warehouses, installations
Need Mechanical skills/understanding, attention to detail, teamwork
Training Typically required
Salary $30,000 / $77,000
Quality Engineer Assistant
Working On Engineered products, charts, reports
Need Analytical ability, attention to detail, communication skills
Training Technical education typically needed
Salary $35,000 / $47,500
CNC Machinist
Working On Computer-controlled machines
Need Calculating and basic IT skills, attention to detail, ability to understand drawings/plans
Training Technical education typically needed
Salary $45,500 / $77,000
Assembler
Working On Component parts of more complex systems
Need Mechanical or electronic aptitude, attention to detail, ability to follow plans/instructions
Training Helps but not necessary
Salary $30,000 / $47,500
Warehouse
Working On Parts and products in a warehouse facility
Need Teamwork and organizational skills, safety focus, dependability
Training Not necessary
Salary $32,000 / $44,500
Maintenance
Working On Range of machinery and systems
Need Wide range of skills depending on facility and operations, problem-solving skills, understanding of technical documents
Training Technical education typically needed
Salary $48,000 / $75,000
Installer
Working On Wide range of equipment and systems
Need Critical thinking ability, technical skills, physical strength, skill with power tools
Training Not necessary
Salary $34,000 / $49,000
Trades
Career
Working On
Need
Technical Training
Salary Range
noun_Plus_2178969 noun_Plus_2178969 Vehicles & Engines Careers
Working On All vehicle components
Need Diagnostic skills, wide range of automotive knowledge, customer service skills
Training Typically required
Salary $28,500 / $75,000
Auto Body Technician
Working On Vehicles needing structural repair
Need Wide range of diagnostics skills, critical thinking, eye for details, skills with tools, customer service mindset
Training Technical education typically needed
Salary $28,500 / $75,000
Automotive Technician
Working On Engines, transmissions, brakes, steering, and electronics
Need Broad automotive mechanical, electronic, and electrical knowledge; customer service mindset
Training Technical education typically needed
Salary $29,000 / $70,000

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Learn more about each of these programs and find out which one is right for you by visiting our Career Training Board.

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