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Healthcare is one of the largest industries in America, both in terms of revenue generated and the number of people employed. The industry is on pace to be the largest job sector in the country by 2019. The aging baby boomer population is a major contributor to the increased need for health care services and…(Read More)

Electrician graduate

Andrew Zgorliski graduated from Penn Commercial Business/Technical School in July, 2011. He completed the Electrician Program in just three semesters. However, it was not always a clear road for Andrew. He was born in Washington, Pennsylvania and still lives there today. Upon his graduation from Wentworth High School, Andrew immediately started his collegiate career…(Read More)

welding graduate

Matt Podlaszewski graduated from Penn Commercial Business/Technical School in August 2015 from the Welding Technology program. His education here, which he was able to complete in under one year, allowed him to achieve his goal of getting a great job in the trades. Right out of high school, however, Matt originally went to Mercyhurst…(Read More)

Skilled trade worker

Three skilled trade careers that are in-demand now. Welding. Installing and maintaining electrical equipment. Setting up indoor heating and air conditioning systems. These are all tasks that must be completed by skilled trade workers, for their proper completion is of fairly high importance. Skilled trades are seldom listed among the popular career choices for…(Read More)

Pennsylvania Gas and Oil Industry Jobs Gone Header Image

Employment in Once-Booming Marcellus Shale Anything But Stable The year was 2004. For the first time in Pennsylvania, drilling on a Marcellus Shale well was completed in Washington County in the southwest region of the state, in an effort to access and extract the reservoir’s precious and—what producers hoped would be bountiful…(Read More)

Welders in Pennsylvania

Did you know that more than 50 percent of the products in the United States require welding at some point in their manufacturing process? That percentage includes computers, cell phones, oil rigs, bridges and ships. You might be able to infer that because so many things we use to succeed as a nation require welding…(Read More)

hvac technician using hvac equipment

The industry of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) is one that is currently booming. Those interested in becoming an HVAC technician will find a job market that promises to only grow as the years pass. In fact, the job outlook for this particular job shows an increase in demand of roughly 34% from 2010…(Read More)

welder wearing welding helmet using a tig welding machine

Are you considering a job in the welding industry? It’s a good choice! While many individuals are focusing on digital technology as they look to the future, skilled trades are actually a better option depending upon your needs, your skills, and your goals. The welding, cutting, soldering, and brazing industries are expected to grow…(Read More)

Nurse interacting with patients

The nursing profession is booming with opportunities. This in-demand career is expected to grow even more during the next 10 years, which can mean an array of different job opportunities for those who are dreaming about becoming a licensed practical nurse. For someone who is passionate about taking care of others, becoming a nurse…(Read More)