If you are mechanically inclined or like to build things, a career in Heavy Equipment Operations and Maintenance could be for you. Some roles overlap with other Career Ladders, including Aerospace, Transportation, and Defense, allowing you to change careers based on experience. High-paying positions, such as Welding, do not require extensive education. With experience, apprenticeship, and instruction, there is the opportunity to advance. Whether you have experience, or you are just starting, this could be the path for you.