Skilled trades jobs are always available but depending on the year, some trades may be more in demand than others. If you’re interested in beginning a new career as a skilled trade worker, you may be wondering “what is a good trade to learn in 2022?” Luckily, you have a whole list of options of skilled trade jobs in demand in 2022. 


Electricians are responsible for installing and repairing electrical power systems and they are highly in demand at the moment. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics lists the job outlook for electricians as much stronger than average at 8% growth over the next decade. Plus, working as an electrician is one of the best-paying trade jobs out there. 

Median pay in 2020 for electricians was $56,900 which is equal to $27.36 per hour.  

For those reasons, being an electrician is one of the best trades to get into in 2022. If this career interests you, consider signing up for the Electrician Job Training Program at CET. This program will teach you everything you need to know to enter the field, including hands-on training.  

HVAC Technicians

HVAC technicians are the people who install and service air conditioning, ventilation, and heating units. It’s an in-demand field at the moment with a good ​​job outlook so if you’re handy with tools, it could be perfect for you.  

Median pay in 2020 for HVAC technicians was $50,590 which is equal to $24.32 per hour.  

HVAC technicians generally need to complete an HVAC Technician Job Training Program to be qualified for an entry-level position. From there, you can work your way up in the industry and build a solid career!

Medical Assistant

For obvious reasons, demand for medical professionals has exploded over the past two years. The job outlook for medical assistants, specifically, is extremely positive at 19% growth over the next decade. That’s much faster than the average industry growth. In other words, not only is demand for medical assistants very strong now, it’s going to remain strong for the foreseeable future. 

Medical assistants provide help in hospitals and other medical offices by completing clinical and administrative tasks. They allow medical practices to run smoothly so the physicians can focus on helping patients. 

Median pay in 2020 for medical assistants was $35,850 which is equal to $17.23 per hour.   

If this is a trade you might be interested in pursuing as a career, consider registering for CET’s Medical Assistant job training program. 

Health Information Technicians

If the medical field intrigues you but being a medical assistant doesn’t sound quite right for you, becoming a health information technician might be more suited to your interests.  

Health information technicians are responsible for handling the large amounts of data that come through a health care system. They generally spend most of the workday at the computer. This field, like many medical fields, has a strong job outlook so if you choose this as your career, you shouldn’t struggle to find a job.  

Median pay in 2020 for health information technicians was $45,240 which is equal to $21.75 per hour.  

The Health Information Technology program at CET provides the training you need to become a health information technician. 

Computer Support Specialists

Computer support specialists help others solve their technological problems so they can get the most out of their computer devices. They can work for a variety of different organizations and enjoy a comfortable, stable work environment, sometimes working from home. 

With how central computers continue to be in all our lives, the job outlook for computer support specialists is strong. The number of jobs in this field is growing much faster than average which is great for the people who develop these skills.  

Median pay in 2020 for computer support specialists was $55,510 which is equal to $26.69 per hour.  

To enter the trade and become a computer support specialist, you’ll need to complete a job training program and take a certification exam. The Computer Support Specialist Program at CET will get you ready for an entry-level position in the industry and who knows how far you can go from there! 

Ready to Start Your New Trade Career?

With the current skilled trade shortage, there’s never been a better time to enter trade jobs. And, compared to careers that require bachelor’s degrees, these careers are fairly easy to get into. You just have to decide what field interests you the most and go through a job training program or earn the necessary certificates/licenses. 

The Center for Employment Training can help you with all of that. Just contact us today to get started. Before you know it, you’ll have a great skilled trade job and the start of a rewarding career.