Why Trades?

If you're looking for a career that offers stability, growth, and competitive pay, look no further than the trades. In a world that often focuses on technology and desk-bound professions, we cannot overlook the individuals who are passionate about working with their hands. We offer a fulfilling path where craftsmanship and practical skills are celebrated, allowing those who love hands-on work to thrive.


Compared to the average cost of $102,828 for a four-year education at a public college, trades schools offer an affordable alternative with an average price of $9,798 for a two-year program.

At Top Tech Academy, we take affordability a step further. Not only is our tuition free, but we also believe in investing in our students' future by paying them to learn.

Growing Demand

The demand for skilled tradespeople continues to rise. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that trade employment will grow at least 5% from 2020 to 2030.

This means abundant job opportunities and long-term career prospects for those who choose trades as their path.

Job Security

Trades offer a strong foundation for job security. Unlike industries vulnerable to economic fluctuations, trades are essential to our everyday lives.

Plumbing, electrical, HVAC, and other trades services are critical for our homes, buildings, and infrastructure functioning. As long as we need clean water, electricity, and functioning systems, tradespeople will always be in demand.

Competitive Pay

A fulfilling career should also provide financial stability. Trades deliver on this front, offering competitive pay scales that rival or surpass many white-collar professions.

The median annual wage for skilled trades occupations was $52,650 in 2020. Top earners in the trades can command impressive salaries, reaching well into the six-figure range.

Shortage of Skilled Workers

As older generations retire, there is a significant shortage of skilled workers in many trades industries. This means increased opportunities for those entering the trades.

Employers actively seek talented individuals to fill these positions, often offering attractive benefits, bonuses, and opportunities for career advancement.

Entrepreneurial Opportunities

The trades not only offer stable employment but also provide a path to entrepreneurship. Many skilled tradespeople start their own successful businesses, becoming their own bosses and enjoying the freedom and flexibility that comes with it.

With the right skills, determination, and business acumen, you can shape your own destiny in the trades.

High Job Satisfaction

Studies consistently show high levels of job satisfaction among tradespeople. The ability to see the direct results of your work, the pride in craftsmanship, and the appreciation from clients contribute to a sense of fulfillment that is hard to find in many other careers. You'll find a job with a genuine sense of purpose and accomplishment in the trades.