Professional Trades Jobs, Pay & Outlook

Here are some of the Professional Trades positions that are available at Pure Michigan Talent Connect.  Select a Professional Trades category below for more information on careers in each specific industry.

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SOC Job Title 2014
Employment
Job Growth
(2014‑2024)
Percentage
Growth
(2014‑2024)
Total
Annual
Openings
Median Wage 
49‑3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 5,610 560 10.0% 185 $ 21.55
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 7,050 980 13.9% 219 $ 20.38
29-2031 Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians 2,110 400 19.0% 80 $ 25.56
47-2031 Carpenters 21,020 1,510 7.2% 393 $ 20.41
15-1152 Computer Network Support Specialists 5,540 630 11.4% 134 $ 26.50
51-4012 Computer Numerically Controlled Machine Tool Programmers, Metal and Plastic 1,570 450 28.7% 93 $ 23.69
15-1151 Computer User Support Specialists 22,140 3,160 14.3% 601 $ 22.04
29-2032 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 2,490 490 19.7% 96 $ 28.70
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 3,910 390 10.0% 195 $ 35.17
47-2111 Electricians 19,100 2,700 14.1% 562 $ 28.38
51-2031 Engine and Other Machine Assemblers 2,760 310 11.2% 86 $ 25.36
17-3029 Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other 2,650 300 11.3% 95 $ 30.10
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 7,490 1,170 15.6% 231 $ 21.88
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians 4,930 440 8.9% 164 $ 24.07
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 14,190 3,840 27.1% 752 $ 24.40
51-4041 Machinists 26,680 5,080 19.0% 1279 $ 19.04
31-9011 Massage Therapists 3,110 640 20.6% 87 $ 22.47
17-3027 Mechanical Engineering Technicians 4,720 620 13.1% 178 $ 27.90
49-9044 Millwrights 2,940 590 20.1% 118 $ 31.83
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 3,710 1,060 28.6% 213 $ 22.18
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 11,360 1,290 11.4% 279 $ 27.02
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 4,140 450 10.9% 142 $ 26.15
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 3,860 450 11.7% 128 $ 24.30
15-1134 Web Developers 2,880 710 24.7% 108 $ 28.61
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 12,870 1,200 9.3% 489 $ 17.15