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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!

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

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