Whether you are new high school graduate or a career-changeer, the trades can be a great next stop.

There are so many options for your future with no degree required.

Blue Collar Brain is focused on promoting the trades and helping young adults find a path they can build a great future with. Career guides, interviews and lifestyle articles are just some of what we offer.

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Aircraft Mechanic

Median Salary: $65,380
Certifications: Required
Career Outlook: 12% growth through 2030

Elevator Mechanic

Median Salary: $97,860
Certifications: License Required
Career Outlook: 3% growth through 2031

Wind Turbine Technician

Median Salary: $56,260
Certifications: Recommended
Career Outlook: 44% growth through 2031

Watch Repairer/Horologist

Median Salary: $44,250
Certifications: Recommended
Career Outlook:
Our career guides are filled with insights into each skilled trade career! From salaries to educational requirements, you will have all you need to make a career choice you will love. Be sure to view our list of trades to get even more ideas!
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