What does /b/ think about learning a trade in this day and age? I'm still young but I want to make more money than I currently am. I only get less than $800/month from disability and want to make way more than that, move out and get my own place, etc.
Would you recommend it? And if so, which ones?
I asked /biz/ but they're all a bunch of conceited asswipes.
1. Stop taking my fucking money and get a job wherever
2. Getting a trade diploma requires hella $, something you don't have, so it's either you get a loan or you get a min wage job.
3. What do you collect disability for?
Hvac electrical plumbing. All pay well and get a ton of fucking work off the books if you want it. Honestly tho if you are on disability you can't hack it. You're not built to make blue collar good money. Get into IT and computer security. Stop being such a faggot
We can't find enough CNC machine operators. Big milling machines, that translate CAD drawings (we use Pro-E) into tip paths. Good starting salary and big market demand. Poke around that area.
(Hiring manager, Aerospace Engineering firm)
Everybody needs these guys. Solid cash. My best ones are 25 to 30 years old, have earrings and gauges and are hardcore gamers. It's a form of programming, so they rule at it. Good technical trade, if I had a kid who as not going to college but liked computers that's where I'd send them.
Not a lot of math, more flowchart / coding. Understanding logic like you'd find in programming helps. Helps a LOT if you are good at visualization, can rotate a 3 d object in your head.
How do you get into it though? That's my question.
Cool, thanks. Appreciate it. They've got a five year apprenticeship with the IBEW in my state for inside wireman. Good idea or no?
Two entry paths, go to a community college or trade school
(example from DE https://www.dtcc.edu/academics/programs-study/machinist-training-level-2-certificate )
or the other way is get a job in a machine shop as an apprentice. That way you can earn cash while you get trained on the gear.
We get a mix of both.
my advice is to go to a tech school and check out the programs. where i love they have just about every trade imaginable. they help you get a job to after you finish. just do whatever trade sounds most interesting to you. the best ones for money are cnc machinists, HVAC, electrician, plumber, and cisco certified network technicians if your into computers.
Wouldn't you have to get the Level 1 certificate first or no?
I passed it in high school. Got a C and a B in Algebra back then.
I went to a place called ITWorks a couple of years ago. Didn't stick with it because all it gives you is an unpaid internship and then you have to work your ass off to get a job somewhere. Entry level of course.
I know a lot of bipolar people that have pretty good jobs. I'm not dead.
yeah you're fine, just fucking with you. Well done for wanting to become a trady and not becoming one of those insufferable arts grads who bitch and moan about their debt and lack of ability to pay it.
Best of luck