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The Trades at a Glance

How do jobs in the trades compare? Use this comparison grid to an electrical career stacks up against one in plumbing, or as an HVAC technician.

Average Salary

Jobs by 2024

Job Growth

%

%

%

Education

GED or HS Diploma

GED or HS Diploma

GED or HS Diploma

Advanced Ed.

Preferred

Preferred

Required

Job Experience

None Needed

None Needed

None Needed

Training

Apprenticeship

Apprenticeship

Apprenticeship

Licensing

Mandatory

Varies

Varies

The Trades at a Glance

How do jobs in the trades compare? Use this comparison grid to an electrical career stacks up against one in plumbing, or as an HVAC technician.

Average Salary

Jobs by 2024

Job Growth

%

%

%

Education

GED or HS Diploma

GED or HS Diploma

GED or HS Diploma

Advanced Ed.

Preferred

Preferred

Required

Job Experience

None Needed

None Needed

None Needed

Training

Apprenticeship

Apprenticeship

Apprenticeship

Licensing

Mandatory

Varies

Varies

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