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Oct 24, 2017

10 Popular Vocational Careers

10 Popular Vocational Careers Furthering your education is important, but not everyone wants to dedicate their time or finances to a traditional 4-year college degree. Even if you don’t receive a bachelor’s degree, you can still obtain a quality education that will help get you into a stable job that pays well. There are many fast-growing jobs accessible to those who have vocational training.

Skill-based jobs are found in various job industries such as healthcare, construction, manufacturing, and information technology (IT). Organizations such as hospitals, schools, state governments, and IT companies aren’t necessarily looking for people that have the right degree, but rather the right skills. Let’s look at some popular careers that pay well and don’t require a four-year degree.

  1. Dental hygienists work alongside dentists, performing X-rays and dental exams, as well as administering preventative treatments such as fluoride and teeth cleaning.
  2. Pharmacy technicians work in facilities such as pharmacies, drug stores, hospitals, or private practices and assist pharmacists by distributing medications to customers and health professionals.
  3. Medical sonographers, also known as ultrasound technicians, work under the supervision of a physician to produce ultrasound images for patients.
  4. Licensed practical nurses work under the direction of registered nurses and doctors and provide basic nursing care for patients in settings, which include hospitals, physician’s offices, and nursing homes.
  5. Computer programmers make sure computer programs and applications function correctly by creating, writing, and testing codes.
  6. Computer specialists manage computer systems, hardware, and software. Their job description can include anything from web design to managing network security.
  7. Tool-and-die makers produce tools needed for the manufacturing process by setting up and operating mechanically and machine-controlled tools.
  8. Electricians conduct general installation, maintenance, troubleshooting, and repairs of electronic or electrical equipment.
  9. HVAC technicians install and repair systems or equipment relating to cooling and heating, as well as refrigeration systems, in homes and businesses.
  10. Paralegals support lawyers by performing duties such as legal research, document drafting, and administrative tasks.

There are many vocational training programs that can help you further your studies, start a new career, or enhance your current job. With vocational training, you will obtain the knowledge and practical experience needed for a specialized craft, trade, or job function by allowing you to learn from hands-on training.

Interested in Getting Quality Training for a Vocational Career?

The Jobs Partnership’s LifeWorks program helps men and women looking to explore better career opportunities whether they’re unemployed, underemployed, or feel stuck in their job. We can help you discover the path to the job you were made for and connect you with our educational partners, such as the Center for Accelerated Training at Valencia and Orange Technical College, so you can get the training you need to land a better job.

Let us connect you to the right people and resources to help you get quality training for a vocational career. Call us at 407-641-0755 or apply here and start your career pathway to a better life.

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