22 high-paying vocational jobs

Many vocational jobs are done in an office setting, or in a hospital,  airport, or school. And increasingly these jobs can require serious  technical skills.

Air Traffic Controller

Job Description: Coordinate the safe movement of various aircraft as they arrive and depart the airport.

Medium Brush Stroke

Commercial Pilot

Job Description: Pilot a plane or other aircraft for a business, individual, or organization.

Nuclear Technician

Job Description: Assist physicists, engineers, and others doing nuclear research and nuclear energy production.

Medium Brush Stroke

Job Description: Install and repair elevators, escalators, moving walkways, and related equipment.

Elevator and Escalator Mechanic


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