Here’s an alphabetical list of 26 skilled trade, technical, medical and healthcare careers that you can get training for at a trade school. You’ll find a short description of each career with links to program information and articles about the careers.
List of Skilled Trade, Technical, & Medical Careers
- Aircraft Mechanic – Aircraft mechanics run diagnostics and inspect for defects to determine and fix issues. Read: What does an aircraft mechanic do?
- Architect – 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?
- Carpenter – 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 – 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?
- Electrician – 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?
- IT – 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?
- Plumber – 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?
- Welder – Welders work pretty much anywhere metal needs to be permanently joined. Read: What does a welder do?