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Vocational and Trade

We believe that real work matters, and that includes vocational and skilled trade jobs. Get the latest information on trends in vocational education in the U.S., including salary data, educational requirements, school listings, and more.

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By Maggie Wirtanen

In celebration of Labor Day, here's our list of jobs that are not only tough, but many of them provide a helpful service that often goes unthanked. 

How Much Does Trade School Cost?
By Johanna Sorrentino

It's an important question for those deciding if a vocational education is right for them: How much does trade school cost? Find detailed answers using data from the National Center for Education Statistics.

Jobs for Natural Problem-Solvers
By Judy Jenner

If you love brain teasers and solving puzzles, you're probably a natural problem-solver. While the traditional fit for a career could be engineering or science, we came up with a list of jobs that you might not expect. And all of them require only an associate degree or less at an entry level.

By Maryalene LaPonsie

Did you know you could be making more money doing the same job in another state? Check out our list of jobs with huge pay disparities across states in the U.S., with salaries adjusted for cost of living.

5 Most and 5 Least Likely Jobs to be Replaced by Robots
By Johanna Sorrentino

Is your job at risk of being replaced by machines? Here's a look at the top and bottom five jobs from a recent study done by Oxford.