If a young person thinks of being an auto mechanic, an HVAC repairman, a welder or a pipefitter, is that really a 21st century job? Is it a job that really has openings available?
Well, I did not used to think much of this kind of work, in fact, I never even considered it for myself or my kids.
A few years back, though, when one of my sons finished high school and expressed an interest in welding, I thought he was crazy. Those jobs aren’t around anymore, right?
Well, was I in for a surprise when I looked into it. Fact is, those jobs are still around, but there are few people around who are willing to fill those jobs! So, there is a high demand for people like welders, plumbers and such! I was amazed to learn that a lot of these tradesmen make large salaries too!
On this note, my friend Dave Starr and I recently got together for a discussion on the topic, and I think we had some productive ideas to share with each other and with you too! Watch the video below and you can chime in by leaving a comment!
So, what did you think of the discussion? What do you think about this type of job? Is it viable for a young person today? Let me know your thoughts.
Thank you also to Dave for joining me. If you want to visit Dave’s jobs site, check it out here: Retired Pay.