Despite what people say and think, professional trades jobs are better than your typical 9 to 5 office job. Starting a trade industry career means that you’re not putting yourself in hundreds of thousands of dollars’ worth of debt. You’re also not competing with thousands of other fresh graduates to find that “perfect” office job. Many graduates end up working for free as an intern or are severely underpaid once they enter the job market after graduation. Tradesmen don’t have that issue. There’s a shortage of tradesmen around the globe. This means that if you qualify as a licensed and professional tradesman, the world is open to you.
Baby boomers currently make up approximately one-third of the total number of skilled tradesmen in America. By the time all baby boomers have retired in 2030 because they’ll be over 65 years old, there will be an extreme shortage of professional tradesmen. To put it into perspective, there are approximately 72 million baby boomers, if one-third of them are professional tradesmen, that means there will be 24 million tradesmen vacancies by 2030. This means that the cost of professional tradesmen will increase due to the shortage of professional plumbers, HVAC technicians, and electricians.
If the above wasn’t enough to convince you that joining the trade industry is the right choice, here are a few other reasons why the trade industry can help you succeed.
Everyone has bills to pay but the potential to earn as you learn is life-changing. Not only will you get the chance to learn your chosen trade, but you’ll also be earning a decent salary for the duration of your training. A bonus is that once you are a qualified tradesman your earning potential will significantly increase, especially if you decide to become a master tradesman.
More often than not, office workers are at the mercy of their employer or their company. They can’t afford to walk away if the working conditions are less than favorable. For skilled tradesmen, that doesn’t matter. There is such a demand for skilled tradesmen that your job security is guaranteed and if you find yourself working for an unscrupulous company, you can easily find another opportunity with a company that has more favorable working conditions for tradesmen like at Art Plumbing, Air Conditioning & Electric.
There is always an opportunity to help you grow and learn more throughout your career. Due to the evolution of technology, you will need to undergo continuous learning to ensure that you’re at the top of your career. There isn’t time for you to get bored as continuous innovation will ensure that new technologies are installed in residential or commercial properties. There are even overseas opportunities for tradesmen as there is currently a global shortage of plumbers, electricians, and HVAC technicians.
Nothing beats being happy at your job. It’s reported that tradesmen often have higher job satisfaction when compared to other careers. Depending on who you work for, you’ll be able to spend time with your family or on other hobbies and can do the things you want to do.
Why pave the way into the future, when you can do the same as a tradesman? If you’re new to the trade industry and want to learn more about what you can do and how you can use your future career to change your life for the better, don’t hesitate to join the Art Plumbing, AC & Electric team today!
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