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.

By Shannon Lee

With solid job growth and compensation as high as six figures in some cases, these careers are a testament to the value of vocational education.

By Johanna Sorrentino

Despite the educational opportunities that trade schools provide, there are still several myths that persist about vocational education. With the help of an expert in the field, we aim to bust five of these myths, and give you the real scoop about vocational education.

By Johanna Sorrentino

Despite advances in working rights of women, skilled trades are still considered "non-traditional" careers for women. To help break down barriers for others considering a career in a trade, we asked some ladies from the fastest-growing skilled trades to offer their advice to other girls considering these career paths.

By Amelia Gray

Though high school might seem like kid's stuff to adults in the working world, a high school diploma can make a huge difference in your salary, as well as the stability of your job in the future.

By Kaitlin Louie

As the shortage of skilled labor persists, the traditional four-year college degree is proving to be ineffective for some people. Tamar Jacoby of the Los Angeles Times wrote, "More Americans attend college today than ever before: this year, 42% of young people 18 to 24 years old.