Here’s an alphabetical list of skilled trade, technical and even some medical and healthcare careers. You’ll find links to program information and articles about each career.

Aircraft Mechanic

Aircraft mechanics run diagnostics and inspect for defects to determine and fix issues. Read: What does an aircraft mechanic do?


Architects design private homes and public buildings. They design them to be safe, secure, and efficient both functionally and economically. Read: Becoming an architect.

Auto Mechanic

An auto mechanic‘s job is to diagnose and fix cars, light trucks, and other types of vehicles. Read: What does an auto mechanic do?


A carpenter reads blueprints, measures and cuts all types of materials, and is proficient with a variety of classic and modern tools. Read: What does a carpenter do?

Certified Nursing Assistant

A CNA provides essential care for patients that reside in medical and long-term care facilities such as hospitals and nursing homes. Read: What does a CNA do?

Class-A CDL Training

Truck drivers transport products and other materials from point A to point B. Read: What does a truck driver do?

Computer Technician

Computer technicians work on computers and systems in many different industries, from retail to government. Read: What does a computer technician do?


Construction managers completely oversee a construction project from the beginning to the end. Read: What does a construction manager do?

Dental Assistant

A certified dental assistant performs day-to-day operations including medical procedures and administrative tasks. Read: What does a CDA do?

Diesel Mechanic

Diesel mechanics work on buses, trucks, and any other type of vehicle that runs on diesel fuel. Read: What does a diesel mechanic do?


Electricians install and maintain the wiring for all electrical, they figure out any electrical issues and fix them to code. Read: Becoming an electrician.

Energy Technician

An energy technician, aka renewable energy technician, services the mechanisms that convert the renewable sources into energy. Read: What does an energy technician do?

HVAC Technician

HVAC technicians work on equipment that controls the air environment within a building. Read: What does an HVAC technician do?

Industrial Mechanic

It takes an industrial mechanics, machine mechanics, and millwrights diagnose and repair factory machinery. Read: What does an industrial mechanic do?


Computer and information technology is evolving fast and the need for IT professionals is at an all-time high. Read: Computer & IT careers.

Lab Technician

Lab technicians take samples such as blood and urine and run tests to determine any medical issues. Read: What does a lab technician do?

Marine Mechanic

Marine mechanics work on boats and other water vehicles performing all repairs and routine maintenance. Read: What does a marine mechanic do?

Medical Assistant

A medical assistant is an allied health professional who supports the work of physicians and other health professionals. Read: Becoming a medical assistant.

Medical Coding

Medical coders take data from the doctor and transfer it to the patient’s permanent medical record. Read: What does a medical coder do?

Motorcycle Mechanic

Motorcycle mechanics are classified as a small engine repair mechanics but they specialize in motorcycles. Read: What does a motorcycle mechanic do?

Pharmacy Technician

As a pharmacy tech, you will work directly under the supervision of the pharmacist doing the day-to-day operations. Read: What does a pharmacy technician do?


A plumber’s responsibilities include from design of piping for new construction to maintenance of equipment in existing buildings. Read: How to become a plumber.

Radiologic Technician

Radiologic technicians work directly under a radiologist using imaging techniques such as basic x-ray, magnetic resonance imaging and more. Read: What does a radiologic technician do?

Surgical Technician

Surgical technicians work with surgeons, surgical assistants, nurses, and anesthesiologists during surgical procedures. Read: What does a surgical technician do?

Veterinary Assistant

Veterinary assistants work in animal hospitals and clinics alongside veterinarians, vet technicians, and vet technologists. Read: What does a veterinary assistant do?


Welders work pretty much anywhere metal needs to be permanently joined. Read: What does a welder do?