Careers In Vocational (Trades)

Learn more about specific careers in Vocational (Trades)

Below is a list of more specific careers in the Vocational (Trades) field. Click the links below for our detailed career guides in each specific area, complete with real-life job profiles (informational interviews) and all the details you'd want to know to learn if that career is right for you. 

About Vocational (Trades) Careers

The vocational trade industry is a diverse industry that includes a wide range of hands-on careers. It includes activities ranging from mining, quarrying and forestry to the construction of infrastructures and buildings, the manufacturing and supply of products, as well as maintenance, operation and disposal. Careers in the vocational trade industry tend to be very practical and detail-oriented. Typical careers include ones such as a welder, electrician, roofer, steamfitter or brick mason.

Vocational trades have been round for a very long time. In recent years, growing population and economy, the demand for vocational workers to build and maintain the places we use for living, work and play. A career in the vocational trades industry is highly rewarding and satisfying. Often, those who work in this industry get to watch their work have a positive impact on a whole society and change the lives of many!

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