Skilled Trade Jobs Prove Longevity Through Pandemic

Skilled Trade Jobs Prove Their Longevity Through a Global Pandemic and Beyond. The COVID-19 pandemic has undoubtedly heightened unemployment rates since its outbreak in early 2020. Though the shift to work-from-home was manageable for some job sectors, many wondered what would happen to jobs which didn’t have this option available. Careers in the trades are regarded for their stability and high demand, and that demand did not go away even in the

midst of a global shutdown. Regardless, many skilled trade jobs are expected to maintain their longevity. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), these trades should hold up to demand over the next decade:

● Electricians
● Welders
● Plumbers
● Home inspectors
● Aircraft mechanics
● HVAC technicians
● Diesel technicians
● Construction managers

Even with the promising statistics coming out about trade job growth during and following the pandemic, it’s safe to bargain on a trade job if you’re looking for longevity and stability. It’s also worth considering which skilled trade jobs have an increased need because of COVID-19 -- most notably, nursing, but even jobs like construction and maintenance are seeing increased demand to
keep up with needs presented by the pandemic. Consult the BLS’s most recent update on 2020-2030 employment projections here, or for a more
detailed glimpse at projections by trade, consult the Occupational Outlook Handbook


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