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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.

playful and entertaining jobs
By Ariana Smith

Imagine getting paid to play all day. While no job is perfect, these 12 jobs have a certain element of playtime that make them uniquely fun.

Best jobs for introverts
By Maryalene LaPonsie

Introverts can bring a lot to almost any job, but some careers appeal more to their personalities than others. Read on to learn more.

technical schools and Trade schools career
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.