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Top In-Demand Trades for 2021

March 9th, 2021

female technician in trainingWhether you just graduated from high school or are looking for a career change, it’s worth it to look into the most trade jobs with the highest demand in 2021. Not only can you pursue a promising career path, but you can also choose the right trade school that will best equip you with the skills needed for success. Pennco Tech – with campuses in Blackwood, New Jersey, and Bristol, Pennsylvania – explores some of the most in-demand trades for 2021, all of which we can help students prepare for.


As technology continues to evolve, it’s a safe bet the need for electricians will never fade away. As an electrician, you’ll repair, install, and maintain various electrical equipment and gear in a variety of settings, such as:

  • New and existing buildings
  • Residential homes (both indoors and outdoors)
  • Office buildings
  • Factories and power plants
  • Construction sites
  • Automotive facilities
  • Schools
  • Hospitals

At Pennco Tech, we offer a reputable electrician program that teaches you the skills you need to thrive in the field. Designed to make you ready for a career as soon as possible, our industry-recognized curriculum prioritizes hands-on learning and covers the areas employers seek out the most.

HVAC/R Technician

For those who love working with technology and solving problems, becoming a technician who specializes in heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration (HVAC/R) is a great career choice in a field with high demand. After graduation, you could find yourself working in any location that has an HVAC and refrigeration system, including residential homes and big commercial facilities. Our HVAC/R training program equips you with the knowledge to succeed in this popular field. Learning from the experts, you’ll learn the skills to diagnose and repair all types of HVAC/R units, making for a wide range of employment potential.

Medical Assistant

Becoming a medical assistant is perfect for those who enjoy helping others and have an interest in healthcare. As the population continues to age, healthcare organizations everywhere will continue to need qualified medical assistants to ensure smooth services. Our medical assistant training program prepares you for work on both the administrative and clinical sides of the field. After completing our program, you may find yourself working in a variety of healthcare settings, such as:

  • Pediatrics
  • Medical offices
  • Urgent care
  • Hospitals and medical centers
  • In-home care

Plumbing & Heating

Adept plumbers are always in demand since properly maintained equipment is required wherever people gather. Our plumbing and heating program provides you with the necessary skills for a variety of plumbing styles, including heating repair. You’ll be prepared to tackle jobs in residential, commercial, and industrial settings as well as equipped with the knowledge to succeed, no matter where you’re hired.

Automotive or Diesel Truck Technician

If you enjoy working with cars and trucks, you may enjoy a career in automotive technology or Diesel Technology, both of which you can train for at Pennco Tech. Both programs will equip you with the skills needed to complete tasks and repair work on passenger vehicles or diesel trucks. You’ll also gain experience to help boost your problem-solving skills to find the best possible solutions for any mechanical issues.

To learn more about how Pennco Tech can help you prepare for the most in-demand trade jobs, contact us today.

‘I got it!!!!!I got it!’, Anthony said as he raced into the Career Services Office. He was talking about his new job. Hired by a former graduate of Pennco Tech, Anthony will begin his new career with a two-day OSHA training course.

Anthony Z. - Air Conditioning/Heating Graduate

I enjoyed all my teachers. They made it interesting and challenging. I enjoyed going back to school at the age of 48! Career Services was a big help to me. Danielle was great. She helped me with my resume and showed me how to apply. I got the job with Dietz and Watson! Pennco Tech was the right choice for me as I get ready to start my career.

Mark E. - Electrician Graduate

I just wanted to say thank you again for all your help…I just got a full time job at Kennedy Healthcare in Stratford, NJ as a Patient Services Representative. Thank you again.

Maria Z. - Medical Assisting Administrative Graduate