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Which skilled Trades are best to learn in this economy?

I know it's best to learn the one thats right for me, but for this question's sake I am just curious. I just graduated high school and i'm not going to college. Which skilled trade/vocation would be great to learn? Also, will I be a financially incomptetent forever compared to white-collar jobs (college degrees) if I take the trade School route?

Asked By: Whitelion - 7/26/2011
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The best skilled trade is one that requires a long period of apprenticeship, to avoid wage competition from short-timers. Some good apprenticed trades include: Electrician Plumber Machinist A&P (Aircraft Mechanic) Tool & Die Maker
Answered By: PE2008 - 7/26/2011
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Elevator mechanics make decent money and anything on the more technical end of the trades is always a good route to take. Something in the mechanical controls, fire alarm, or testing and balancing usually are good jobs. Just make sure you choose something that it takes some smarts to do, because if just about anyone... More
Answered By: The R 28 - 7/26/2011
 
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