Benefits of Learning a Skilled Trade

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Many people are stuck in 9 to 5 jobs, eating their hearts out and cursing their bosses everyday, wishing they could learn something new and change their fortunes. 

Few think about the fact that there are multitudes of high-paying skilled trades that don’t break backs, take less time to learn, and don’t cost an arm and a leg in tuition fees. 

In case you’re one those people and still undecided on what to do next, here are five reasons you should consider learning a skilled trade: 

Affordability: 

Earning a skilled trade certification will not leave you with hundreds of thousands of dollars in student debt. Unlike four-year college degrees that cost an average of $127,000, the average skilled trade certification costs $33,000. 

Demand for skilled workers: 

If you didn’t know already, skilled workers are selling like hotcakes right now. From construction workers, electricians, emergency medical technicians, truck drivers you name it, companies are hiring every day and as the economy grows, more jobs will be available in the foreseeable future. 

Also, given the nature of their work, skilled workers cannot be easily replaced by robots or computers, and thus face limited risk of being unemployed for long periods of time. 

Self-employment: 

Chances of being your own boss are higher when you learn a skilled trade. You could start your own transport company with just one truck, start a carpentry with just a few tools or work as a solo low-voltage technician with just your certification, the possibilities are endless. 

You get to set your own schedule and make as much as you possibly can without having to conform to any set rules and regulations set by bosses. 

Growth: 

While it’s pretty obvious that the longer you work the more experience you gain, It’s even truer for skilled jobs, given the fact that you are practicing and performing a specific skill every single day.  

A carpenter will spend the day in his workshop building furniture, a construction worker will be constructing homes, a wiring technician will be tracing cables and connecting stuff and so on.  

Such a person would have gained so much more than someone with a college degree sitting in board rooms and sending emails. 

The possibilities of taking further certification courses or training programs only add to the huge growth potential of skilled jobs. 

Job Satisfaction 

Doing what you truly love everyday comes with lots of perks, and job satisfaction is high up that list.  

Research has shown that people in the skilled trades industry have higher levels of job satisfaction than those in other careers.  

From simple things like home inspection to more advanced staff like Aircraft maintenance, skilled jobs are in high demand and this might be the time to join in. 

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Rocky Boyd Founder at LVL RECRUITING I Help My Clients Fill Specialized Roles In The Low Voltage Industry and Provide Career Guidance and Training to Individuals In or Soon To Be In The Low Voltage Industry.

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