Did you know? Two-thirds of adults (68%) agree that learning a specific trade is more valuable for finding a job than a college degree. Not only are trade jobs in high demand, but the qualifications needed for them are faster to obtain. That means you are spending less money on school or training while simultaneously starting your career (and paychecks) sooner. That’s a win-win!
Not sure what trade to pursue? Take an online career interest quiz. Many are free and only take a few minutes. From Ultrasound Technician to Electrician, there’s a fit for you! To get you started we found the 3 most popular trades and 3 you’ve maybe never considered.
Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning technicians are needed for commercial and residential buildings. Technicians install units, diagnose problems, and make repairs. They are also needed to conduct regular maintenance checks and cleanings.
Plumbers are needed for new construction projects. Workers can choose between residential and commercial plumbing jobs. Plumbers can also repair broken pipes, fix problems with washers and dishwashers, and break-through clogs.
Nursing shortages make getting an LPN in high demand. Begin your career in healthcare by helping assist doctors with patients in a hospital or nursing home. There are also opportunities for in-home care or employment in large businesses.
Support grieving families in their time of need. Funeral directors help families plan and arrange funeral services in accordance with their specific customs. They also help with regulatory paperwork, scheduling, and billing.
Learn how to make repairs and perform maintenance to airplanes. Aircrafts also require regular inspections that must be done by a trained professional along with record keeping. Mechanics and technicians will service electrical components and other parts of the aircraft.
Help doctors prepare and administer radiopharmaceutical medicine for oncology patients. You would work with patients to explain their procedures and keep medical records. Training would include learning safety standards and using imaging equipment.
The 6 jobs we already mentioned offer great career opportunities. If you’re looking for more ideas, check out this long list! The possibilities are endless…
Still confused about your future? Through our interview process we can help uncover your hidden talents. Here at Westphal Staffing, it is part of our culture to make connections, recognize humans as individuals, and collaborate with professionals. Call or text us today at (715) 845-5569!