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If you are young enough to be thinking about your future and what would be a good job, take a good look around you right now and see who is still working!!

Im blessed Im in Pharmaceutical manufacturing and the better half works in Surgery

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Trades. And I got a 4 year degree.
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This thread will go down as probably one of the most useful on THT.
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Somebody needs to do the jobs.
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Originally Posted by daughtrylc View Post
If you are young enough to be thinking about your future and what would be a good job, take a good look around you right now and see who is still working!!

Im blessed I’m in Pharmaceutical manufacturing and the better half works in Surgery

4 weeks ago it was the war on truckers idling in NY. NOW they love us. LOL Cops in different towns bringing food to trucker if they call. Far cry from a month ago when its business as normal, paying Ny folks to taddle on trucker and get paid if they were idling. Karma is a bitch.
Thats not a joke. They were doing it. Not looked on as to much but this is one of those jobs that won't go away. I know after all this is over there will be a year of wide open top of the line money in car hauler catching up. This to will pass.
https://gothamist.com/news/mayor-bil...are-war-idling

Other than being a cash cow to Law enforcment folks would be suprised at the money thats out there in trucking.
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Stay out of aviation manufacturing. All I can say
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Originally Posted by Vitamin_Sea View Post
Trades. And I got a 4 year degree.
WE-NEED-PEOPLE-IN-THE-TRADES!

Male, female, it doesn't make a difference. I wish I would have went into the trades when I was a kid. Plenty of jobs to be had and I think the pay scales are pretty attractive for those who are willing to put the work in.
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Electrical work has given me multiple opportunities in life, no debt either...
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E-commerce. Unbelievable growth right now for many clients, as shopping goes online, but not all. One of our top clients is a tire company and nobody is driving.
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We need smarter people in the trades. Dummies will continue to get hired and they will (for the foreseeable future) still be able to jump from job to job due to the shortage. We need a better quality of employee than the typical "big company" guy that doesn't care if he screws up or not because he knows there are others within the company to pick up his slack. I forgot the exact number but I counted it up a few weeks ago. I've gone thru about a dozen youngsters in the past 3 yrs that didn't last for various reasons. I recently hired my brother who is 9 yrs younger than me and I have a dumb 25yo who is a good kid so I'm trying my best to make him work out. If he doesn't (I'll likely hire him anyway) I'm hiring my buddy who is retiring from the USPS in December. If I do hire my buddy I'll have to change the business name to GEEZERS HVAC and utilize more lifts, ropes & pulleys, and rolling apparatus'
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AUTOMATION... Design. Programming. Deployment. Maintenance. Someone needs to design and build automated factories and someone needs to keep them running when things break. the only way to bring any back or to keep any manufacturing onshore is to automate most of it.
Decades ago, my dad would gripe at me saying "Not everyone will be able to program a computer." and he was right. Many cannot. Now we have software creating software. A decade or so back, the bottom fell out of IT and programming when it was figured out that a room of people in India would do the job for a fraction of an American worker. Quality sucks but it works to a degree.

Skilled trades? Around here, every new construction project is loaded with Hispanics. People would label me a racist for even noticing that fact, but it is a fact. I also point out that those are jobs that Americans would be doing. My SIL hired a reputable roofing company to re-roof her trailer. I looked over the contract and it hit all of the areas that needed to be addressed. On a Saturday morning at 7:00AM, a crew of several Mexicans showed up, stripped the roof and put a new one on in 5 hours. I inspected it afterwards (I have roofed for a living in the past) and they had done a job that met my expectations. Going into construction, you'll have a hard time beating that kind of work at that price point.

Trucking? Local delivery will be here to stay for the long term, but I can see automated line hauls in the next 10 years. Smart trucking companies will invest in terminal or parking space next to major highways as it is easier for an automated vehicle to deal with Interstate traffic patterns as compared to the fiasco that occurs in city situations.

Other than automation, health care is where it is at for now. If it ever gets full socialized? That is bilge talk.
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Originally Posted by baypro21 View Post
We need smarter people in the trades.
I will second this. A friend and I have discussed many times how it is hard to find a plumber that can trouble shoot a problem. A plumber who can plumb to code all day long is great for new construction but not for when there is a problem in an existing structure. The cause is that smart kids all go to college. It used to be that many bright kids would go into skilled trades.
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Cyber security
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It sure makes you think about all of those people that sunk their life savings into starting their own business only to have our government so easily shut those businesses down, put the their employees out of work, and BK the owners. And all of this happening in a free country.
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Originally Posted by baypro21 View Post
We need smarter people in the trades. '
I enjoyed the video so much, thought Id share....


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I have two buddies who did the 9month technical course and both are making well into six figures.
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Always going to need a good plumber dirty job but they get paid extra for it, always in high demand a skill that can keep you employed for life.

School teacher, strong unions they always get paid, not high dollar but great retirement and summers off. Wife works in school system she is working and getting paid through the lockdown.

If your job is not "Essential" neither are you find one that is "Essential".
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Please don't go in to trades. We really don't won't your winey, crying, p!!!!y ass in construction. It's a mans job and looking on here, there is not that many being born any more.
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Every industry has a niche in my opinion. You can work in whatever you want, just pick a sector of that industry that is safe. There are some gross exceptions when it comes to storefront businesses and small businesses mainly because they are hyper focused on one target market.

Examples: Construction - Healthcare or Infrastructure, Technology - Security, Financial Mgmt, E-Commerce.
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As has been mentioned, troubleshooting is the most difficult part of most any job. And you’re right people who don’t think logically have great difficulty with that. Not sure if that’s because they just haven’t learned or because everyone’s brain works differently. Trades will always be needed in the society. Thankfully all my kids are very capable to do anything that they put their minds to.

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