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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.

By Shannon Dauphin Lee

Metallurgists know all about metals, from how to smelt them to the production of modern alloys, but metallurgists are also obscure. Few know what they are, what they do, and why they do it. Find out what it takes to become a metallurgist and how this obscure career can affect our daily lives.

By Judi Sandall

If you're looking for a career with high job growth potential, read about these careers in health care, information technology and accounting and the vocational education you need to make it happen for you.

By Dawn Papandrea

There's an evolution of education in America happening right now, in which non-traditional education is becoming a prime pathway for preparing workers for in-demand skilled jobs.

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.

By Kay Easton

Once you've decided to pursue a vocational education, you need to research your options and make sure you meet the application requirements. Find out more about how to apply to vocational schools.