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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 Rob Sabo

Veterans have a wealth of opportunities to enter the civilian workforce upon discharge from military service. In addition to veteran's benefit programs such as the Montgomery GI Bill, there are other government and private programs designed to help veterans build their vocational and job-seeking skills.

By Rob Sabo

Some people start on the ground floor in construction trades and work their way up to journeyman status. Others enroll in construction trade school to build the skills they need to succeed. Following these six steps can increase your chances of breaking into the construction trades at better-than-average wages.

By Aimee Hosler

Think you need a four-year degree to be successful in today's workforce? Think again. Here are just 8 of the many, many good jobs that require an associate degree -- or less.

By Georgie Miller

Choosing a technical or vocational program depends on many factors. Educational format, accreditation, curriculum, and career placement are all important to consider. One thing you can control regardless of the institution you choose is how much effort you put in.

By Lila Daniels

Vocational careers are making a comeback -- or perhaps they never left. Learn more about sometimes-overlooked vocational careers and how they can offer a solid living for those who would rather not attend a four-year college.