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I obtained to pondering about what I would do differently if I could go again in time. Would I go to college or find out a trade? I went to 1 1/2 yrs of college in advance of dropping out, and I consider that was the proper conclusion.

There would seem to be a increasing range of college graduates with no jobs and a good deal of pupil bank loan personal debt. Probably a lot more youthful people today should really take into account discovering a competent trade like electric powered, plumbing, masonry, drywall, HVAC, etcetera.

Just to be distinct, I’m not declaring college just isn’t a very good selection. I’m declaring it should not be a default selection following significant university.

Very simple Dollar:

“We are lending income we never have, to young children who can’t fork out it again, to practice them for jobs that no for a longer time exist. That is nuts.” – Mike Rowe

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26 comments

  1. I went to technical college for two years for a degree in instrumentation technology. Came out of school making $26 and hour my first year.

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  2. In Wisconsin Plumbers and Electricians alone make an average of $32-$40 an hour which is 71-90k of annual income before taxes of course… But you also get good benefits and no college debt which no one could ever go wrong with that! Nationwide the trades pay good and provide good benefits and plus you can take pride in any and all work you complete! Don't be baited into the corrupt college education system! Learn a skill trade because those jobs can't be shipped overseas and they can't be replaced by robots!

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  3. yes im 26 and wanted to learn pluming instead of going 2 college, can i make more $$$?

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  4. What are your thoughts on a college graduate leaving his secure current job and jumping into a trade, currently 33yrs old.

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  5. I dropped out of college and became a medic. Now I'm working to become a fireman.

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  6. I'm a student in year 10 and before year 10 I had no clue what I wanted to be and after discovering the benefits of doing a trade and all that jazz I have signed up for this trade school thing in plumbing and I do this once a week on top of year 10 and I'm loving it I recommend people to give it a try!

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  7. can anyone help me decide whether to become a carpenter or civil engineer?

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  8. only works if you are a handy person. I would get fired immediately. My goal is to become a call center director. median is 130k if you don't count bonuses and other incentives.

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  9. we are in the age of snowflakes, there is NO blue collar revival going on. just a small amount of people that would have been right for it in the first place realizing the mainstream idea was a scam.

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  11. I am interested in the trades but cannot count very good.
    I was never any good at math.

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  12. Trouble. Not everyone is good with Trades. I would love to drywall, repair a sewer line, etc.. but I SUCK with mechanical things, working with my hands. It depends on the person.

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  13. I am going to a vocational school to be a CNC machinist and can make a very good wage. There is absolutely nothing wrong with a trade. It can also fall into college because if you do well and get in a good working company sometimes you may even have it to where they pay for your college. My brother is a machinist, (well he technically inspects the machines to make sure they work) and his workplace paid for him to go to school. I do plan on going to college but don't be afraid to move up the work ladder. Being in a skilled trade is very nice.

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  14. Agreed. But one should go to college or learn a trade only if they absolutely want to! Someone who would fair as an electrical engineer may not fair too well in college, but someone who has a passion for science may not be up for trade school. I guess the moral of the story is this: Follow your gut. If it feels right, do it. Remember, if you get a career in something you love then you won't work a day in your life

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  15. Any trades for women?

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  16. I'll do you one better. Don't just learn A trade, learn TO trade. I got into day trading with $3,000. I made about $500/day on average just 6 months later and it's only getting better as I learn more about trading. It's also not a lot of overhead expenses either.

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  17. College seem to only be worth it for "jobs" that are specialized, like a trade (nursing, engineering, computer science, sometimes accounting).

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  18. thats what i have been doing starting a cattle business selling cattle for meet its geat did not go to school self tought through books and. my own mistakes

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  19. universities are just business for many students to borrow money to go to. however, these trade business always refer to 'skilled'. whilst they need more people, they often do not have the time to train up someone new – hence the shortage. The tradies often ignore the 'pay it forward' if you will.

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  20. I think a computer science degree is the best degree path, well for people like me. I am a veteran so college is free plus we get over 1k a month for rent money. You can get any programming/IT job with a computer science degree and you can use the programming skills to start a business on the side and then find constant ways to program/automate those trade jobs.

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  21. Vocational School in my country is actually set during the first two years of upper secondary school (equivalent to year 11 and 12). 2 years of school, 2 – 2.5 years of apprenticeship, and you've finished your education. It's free too. I'm currently doing electronics year one (I wasted a year, so I'm a year older than the others). And next year I wanna do ICT.

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  22. Absolutely the truth, this country is going to make a huge turnaround and rebuilding America will require trade schools for machinist, mechanics, welders, boiler makers, carpenters, electricians, sheet metal fabricators, plumbers, etc….we have enough Liberal artist with no prospects for jobs.

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  23. I love this video!

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  24. I'm currently learning how to boil denim in anticipation of the boiled denim boom. Frank told me about the potential and the boiled denim bubble (no pun intended) is going to get me rich. I'm going to ride the bubble to the top!

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  25. I have always dreamed of going to college but listenig to you and thingking other ways. . . Cause my plan is simple as AF.. BE A MULTI BILLIONAIRE and you actually got a point. Out of no where make me think of being a makeup artist for funeral service and doing morgue thats actualy a preety cool idea since i really love makeup and working with human body HAHAHAHA

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  26. You don't get it. I don't go to college to get a job, I go there because I don't want to work… I can postpone getting a job for 4 years.

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