Industry Spotlight: The Trades

Do you like seeing projects through to the end? Do you enjoy classes such as geometry and algebra? Do you like to work with your hands? A job in the trades might be right for you! Explore the demand occupations below that are considered trade occupations.

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Construction Laborer

Interested in becoming a construction laborer?

Endorsement: 

  • Business & Industry

Classes to take in high school:

  • Building & construction 
  • Algebra 1 & 2
  • Geometry 
  • English
  • Repair & maintenance 

Check out what construction laborer job openings are available near you!

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Operating Engineer

Interested in becoming an operating engineer?

Endorsement: 

  • Business & Industry

Classes to take in high school:

  • Building & construction 
  • Algebra 1 & 2
  • Geometry 
  • English
  • Repair & maintenance 
  • Design

Check out what operating engineer job openings are available near you!

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Electrician

Interested in becoming an electrician?

Endorsement: 

  • Business & Industry

Classes to take in high school:

  • Building & construction 
  • Algebra 1 & 2
  • Geometry 
  • English
  • Repair & maintenance 
  • Design
  • Physics

Check out what electrician job openings are available near you!

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Electrical Power Line Installer and Repairer

Interested in becoming an electrical power line installer and repairer?

Endorsement: 

  • Business & Industry

Classes to take in high school:

  • Building & construction 
  • Algebra 1 & 2
  • Geometry 
  • English
  • Repair & maintenance 
  • Public safety
  • Physics

Check out what electrical power line installer and repairer job openings are available near you!

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HVAC Installer and Repairer

Interested in becoming a HVAC installer and repairer?

Endorsement: 

  • Business & Industry

Classes to take in high school:

  • Building & construction 
  • Engineering
  • Geometry 
  • English
  • Repair & maintenance 
  • Computers & electronics
  • Physics
  • Design

Check out what HVAC installer and repairer job openings are available near you!

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Plumber

Interested in becoming a plumber?

Endorsement: 

  • Business & Industry

Classes to take in high school:

  • Building & construction 
  • Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • English
  • Repair & maintenance 
  • Physics
  • Design

Check out what plumber job openings are available near you!

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Interested in exploring other in-demand industries? Click below for industry spotlights from previous months. 

Manufacturing

Public Service

Healthcare

Technicians

Finance