Skilled Trades

Skilled trades are jobs that required on-the-job or vocational training and are often very hands-on, like a mechanic, crane operator or iron worker. The on-the-job training often comes in the form of apprenticeships that have progressive increases in skills and wages. Skilled trade workers, like electricians or protective coating painters, frequently work on projects for different clients and solve problems to repair or upgrade systems or structures. After specialized training prior to employment, some skilled trades also require additional training for specialized certifications.

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The following careers require less than a Bachelor's Degree and are projected to see the fastest growth through 2025 in the Pittsburgh Region:

Electrical power-line repair and industrial machinery mechanics are projected 20 percent growth.