I figured out early on that if I learned this trade and worked on my people skills that I would always have work. My trade proficiency is my security and it is not subject to the whims of anybody else.

— Gary, HVAC technician, Conyers, GA

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Explore the wide variety of trades to find which is right for you.

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Tips for Choosing the Right Trade for You

  • Think about your interests.
  • Determine your talents.
  • Talk to a career counselor.
  • Look into pre-apprenticeship programs.
  • Interview tradespeople.
  • Research job growth.
  • Explore work environments.
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Steps you may take to enter into a trade

  • Complete high school or GED.
  • Pick a trade.
  • Select an educational program.
  • Obtain an apprenticeship.
  • Get licensed.
  • Become a journeyman.