October 20, 2019 • In Featured, News, Tips • 1 Min Read

4 Reasons You Should Consider a Skilled Trade Career

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By GEM

THE DEMAND IS HIGH AND WON’T BE SLOWING DOWN ANY TIME SOON.

This is an industry that will stay strong through tough economic times because the need for skilled trades will always be there. This is a career that cannot be outsourced and depends on local feet on the ground. For that reason, many of the skilled trades can expect job security that other professional jobs might not have. While no job is 100% secure, people will always need their plumbing fixed and their roofs repaired. 

THE TRAINING TAKES LESS TIME AND EVEN BETTER, LESS MONEY.

We all have friends who complain about putting themselves into debt while getting their degrees from colleges and universities only to graduate with no hands-on experience and no job. Standard programs for most skilled trades include hands-on training with compensation. You can expect to graduate with real-world experience and money in your pocket.

THE FUTURE IS BRIGHT FOR SKILLED TRADESPEOPLE LOOKING FOR WORK.

With an entire generation of workers retiring or preparing to retire, there’s an increased need for skilled tradespeople. The baby boomers that once dominated the blue-collar industry have left an opening for those coming into the workforce, or those already experienced, to take over. This demand has put the power in the employee’s hands and is often accompanied by competitive salaries and additional perks. 

THE LEVEL OF JOB SATISFACTION FOR TRADESPEOPLE IS OFTEN VERY HIGH.

This is an active job that leads to good physical fitness. You have a sense of freedom and accomplishment with every single day looking a bit different. You are the front line in helping people with their issues and are given trust to do so. You get to do what you are good at every day and aren’t constrained by back to back meetings or needing to be in office. 

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