Taking on a Technical Trade
Preconceived notions of what it looks like to be a mechanic or electrician? Think again. Think high-paying jobs with high-powered equipment. Think hands-on careers fueled by passionate people. And, think opportunities for advancement. The Upstate is growing. Grow with it in a career in skilled trades. Wondering where to start? Browse the career paths below to find your fit, and enroll in a program from one of Upstate SC’s four technical colleges. You’ll be job-ready in 12 months or less.
Projected Upstate Job Growth
(Next 5 Years)
Change in Jobs
1 in 26
Employed in this Sector in the Upstate
- Automotive/Diesel Technician + Mechanic
- HVAC Technician
- Industrial Maintenance Worker
Interested in metalwork? Shape your future in this promising profession.
High-End Earners (Top 10%) in the Upstate: $66,700
No two days look the same for an electrician, as each project brings exciting new challenges. Turn on the lights to this bright career path.
High-End Earners (Top 10%) in the Upstate: $68,067
Automotive/Diesel Technician + Mechanic
Turn your passion for cars and trucks into a lucrative career. Ignite your future with a training certificate.
High-End Earners (Top 10%) in the Upstate: $60,510
Looking for job security? Join a profession we depend on for heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration equipment.
High-End Earners (Top 10%) in the Upstate: $70,523
Industrial Maintenance Worker
Solution-oriented with a knack for working with your hands? Perfect. Industrial Maintenance is for you.
High-End Earners (Top 10%) in the Upstate: $74,993
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From big name companies to small businesses, there are plenty of employers in Upstate South Carolina waiting to hire you.
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