6 Trade Jobs to Jumpstart Your New Career

How to Tell if Your Company Culture is Toxic and How to Change It
January 19, 2022
Read These Books to Become a Better Manager
April 11, 2022
How to Tell if Your Company Culture is Toxic and How to Change It
January 19, 2022
Read These Books to Become a Better Manager
April 11, 2022

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.


3 Most Popular Trades


1. HVAC Technician

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.

2. Plumber

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.

3. Licensed Practical Nurse

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.     


3 Most Unique Trades


1. Funeral Director

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.

2. Aircraft Mechanic and Technicians

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.

3. Nuclear Medicine Technologists

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.


More Trade Jobs


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…

Medical Trades:

  • Dental Hygienist
  • Radiation Therapist
  • Paramedic
  • Respiratory Therapist
  • Clinical Laboratory Technician
  • Diagnostic Medical Sonographer

Industrial Trades:

  • Steam engineer
  • Ironworker
  • Line installer and repairer
  • Paving equipment operator
  • Metal fabricator
  • Asbestos worker
  • Geological and Petroleum Technician

Mechanical Trades:

  • Auto mechanic
  • Wind Turbine Technician
  • Mechanical Drafter
  • Locksmith
  • Mechanical Installer
  • Elevator Installer and Repairer

Building & Construction Trades:

  • Carpenter
  • Electrician
  • Equipment Operator
  • Landscaper


Start Your Job Search Today

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!