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Welder - Do you like the idea of working outdoors? Traveling? Getting new skills and moving up in the world? There’s a welding job for you. The same is true if you want an indoors-only job close to home. Or if you like sales or teaching or science or even research. Or if you want to start your own company. The starting pay for most welding jobs is pretty basic, especially right out of high school. But, with more experience, the potential to earn two or three times that amount is definitely there.

Culinary Arts - If you love working in a kitchen or are interested in the fast-pace of culinary and baking, begin your culinary journey in this financially rewarding career!

Tourism - Tourism is a diverse industry which offers long-term career opportunities for enthusiastic individuals who want to put their education and skills to work in various environments. People in tourism may work indoors or outdoors, standard hours or on a flexible schedule, seasonal jobs or all-year-round. It’s one of the most exciting and diverse career paths out there.

Comercial Truck Driver - Truck driving is a career choice like any, however trucking requires tailoring a lifestyle completely around a job. ... With a Commercial Drivers License(CDL), first year drivers can start driving after a few months and make a full time income similar to that of those who exit college. The trucking industry has a growing demand for truck drivers, and many companies are having difficulty finding licensed drivers. Truck driving is a good career in the sense that it is stable, the industry is growing, and that it provides a family with a steady income.

Construction technology - Construction is used to create, design and erect structures, and make and install their various components. This includes the art of building homes, skyscrapers, hospitals and bridges. It's a field that changes constantly, as the industry comes up with new designs, new materials and new approaches. Demand for workers in construction is expected to grow significantly through the next decade.

Medical Lab Technician - For those science and detail minded individuals who want to start working sooner rather than later, a career as a medical laboratory technician (MLT) can be a great option. These technicians require only an associate’s degree to start working in a lab running diagnostic tests for such instances as AIDS, cancer, diabetes, and infectious diseases. The demand for medical laboratory technicians is high.

Material Handling Equipment Service Technician - perform maintenance on vehicles and other material moving equipment, such as excavators, cranes, and loaders. Such technicians must have a clear understanding of all the types of equipment used on loading docks, in warehouses, and other material-moving sites.

Solar Energy Technology - The solar energy industry is booming. Since 2008, the amount of solar energy connected to the grid has increased more than 38 fold. This expansion has resulted in the creation of thousands of new solar industry jobs, with more than 260,000 people currently employed and projections of major growth in the future. Solar is the next great American industry.

Machinig Processes - A machinist operates computer numerically controlled (CNC) machine tools, such as lathes and milling machines, to cut and produce precision parts for machines, instruments, and tools. ... Essentially, a machinists' goal is to ensure effective production operations and optimize procedures.

Funeral Director - A Funeral Director has the liberty of working closely with families to serve their needs in their most difficult time, providing the highest standard of care, organizing personalized and memorable events, and ensuring that all the necessary paperwork and bookings are completed to seamlessly assist a family in paying tribute to their loved one.

Professional Painter - "If you want a career that you can grow in, painting is a great choice. It takes time to become good, and it takes even more time to be great, but if you're willing to put in time and effort, you're going to be successful. It's pretty simple, you don't need a fancy college degree and you don't need a lot of money to start.

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