Automotive technicians inspect, diagnose, adjust, repair and overhaul automotive vehicles. Their employers range from auto dealerships and vehicle manufacturers to garages, service stations and fleet owners.
Cabinetmakers meet commercial and residential demands for kitchens, bathrooms, bookshelves, chairs and more. All areas are highly rewarding when the final result is a beautiful wood product.
Carpenters may go into business for themselves and become contractors for new construction or remodeling work. They may also go into related fields such as sales, lumber yard management, building inspection and factory representatives.
Many industries rely on CAD technicians to integrate current technology into new products. CAD operators also find themselves critical to multi-business endeavors when working with engineers and technicians.
Today's electrical technicians can work for a variety of employers, from specialty trade contractors to communications companies. Duties may include wiring, installation and reading electrical blueprints.
Electro-mechanical technicians work with some of the most advanced technologies in manufacturing. Their knowledge of mechanical technology and electronic circuits helps them install, troubleshoot, repair and upgrade electronic and computer-controlled systems.
Electronics involves the design, analysis and implementation of electronic components. Today's electronic technician may work behind the scenes at a rock concert, accelerating atoms at a lab or programming robots at a production facility.
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Graphic designers play a role in determining how the world looks, from websites and magazines to brochures and product packaging. Successful graphic designers may advance to art or design directors.
Employment opportunities in the residential/commercial heating, cooling, air conditioning and refrigeration field exist in management, sales, service, installation and maintenance.
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Machinists work with their minds and hands to make parts for most things we encounter in everyday life, from cars and computers to toys and farm equipment.
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Masons work with brick, concrete, glass block, tiles, terra cotta and stone. Tasks can be as simple as the laying of a wall, or as complex as installing an ornate exterior on a high-rise building.
Plumbing involves a lot more than just unclogging drains. As a licensed plumber, you’ll design, install, augment and service a wide variety of plumbing systems.
Graduates of the water and environmental technology program often work at water treatment plants, where they control a system to transfer or treat water. They can also be employed by environmental labs, engineering firms and environmental agencies.