Explore Careers

At SkillPointe, we focus on careers that are in-demand, provide a steady income, require hands-on skills and can be attained through programs that won't put you in deep debt. Explore careers by industry and sort by salary or jobs available.

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It’s OK if you don’t know what you want to do. This short visual quiz will help you identify skills-based careers that best match your personality.

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An aircraft mechanic works on a plane

Aircraft Mechanic

Median Salary: $69,100
Jobs Available: 13,400+

If you’re fascinated by planes, here’s a job that will help you learn more about aircraft every day. Aircraft mechanics — also called aircraft

An architectural drafter uses computer-aided drafting (CAD) software to review drawings

Architectural Drafter

Median Salary: $58,500
Jobs Available: 11,300+

If you’re a problem-solver with a creative streak, here’s an exciting career path to consider. It's one of the few construction roles that combines office work with site work.

Auto body technician uses a grinder to repair a vehicle

Auto Body Technician

Median Salary: $47,800
Jobs Available: 16,100+

These talented technicians are the magicians who diminish the memory of a fender bender and make a vehicle look better than it did before.

Female auto mechanic uses an advanced computer with diagnostic software to inspect a vehicle

Auto Mechanic

Median Salary: $46,400
Jobs Available: 74,200+

More than 90% of American households own a vehicle, so it’s no surprise that the people who keep them running are in high demand.

An AV technician sets up audio and video equipment for a broadcast

AV Technician

Median Salary: $49,700
Jobs Available: 9,400+

These technicians are rarely seen or heard, but their work behind the scenes ensures that a client’s message comes across loud and clear.

Young Asian hairdresser styles a young woman's hair at a salon


Median Salary: $32,400
Jobs Available: 79,200+

If you want to work in a lively atmosphere and use your creativity to help clients look great, take a look at this in-demand profession.

Young black female bookkeeper works on a computer crunching numbers


Median Salary: $46,900
Jobs Available: 203,200+

If you’re interested in finance but don’t have time (or the $) for a bachelor’s degree, this path could be the perfect solution.

A broadcast engineer operates, monitors and adjusts the controls at a sound board and other equipment used in radio and TV

Broadcast Engineer

Median Salary: $52,300
Jobs Available: 3,000+

If you're looking for a career that offers an insider's view of the film and music industry and you have a knack for learning new technology and techniques, this could be the job for you.

A fiber optics technician connects a network

Cable/Fiber Optics Technician

Median Salary: $60,800
Jobs Available: 35,100+

Not every job makes information more accessible, but this one certainly does.

Female cardiovascular technician applies cardiogram electrodes on a male patient’s chest for an EKG

Cardiovascular Technician

Median Salary: $63,700
Jobs Available: 4,900+

These in-demand technicians help ensure that one of our most vital organs — the heart — is functioning correctly.