GOD TIER TRADES

FastChef
FastChef

I'm looking to go into a god tier trade Veeky Forums

I watched Mike Rowe on PragerU talking about not following your passion but instead taking opportunities. I'm thinking of getting into a trade, working up to a master, and after maybe a couple years it'll be the right time to open my own business of that trade. My thinking behind this is because I think the whole society saying "you'll only find a good job with a college degree" meme will finally be a popped bubble.

So what are some trades I should start looking at?

Illusionz
Illusionz

bump

Supergrass
Supergrass

I've been a stone mason for 5 years. I was also a commercial glazier (glass) for 3 years. AMA

likme
likme

What time do you usually start your shifts and end? Is it a set schedule like clock in at 9 and out by 5 or is it until the job's done? What kind of money is there to make in that industry? Would you recommend getting into it now?

Skullbone
Skullbone

usually start at 8 and work till around 3:30 with a short lunch around 12
make about $250 a day
Stonework is really rewarding to me cause you get to step back and look at the incredible stuff you built every day. It's really hard on your body though so I try to only do the fun projects. It all depends what you are looking for in a trade. The more technical trades like HVAC and elevators pay extremely well, but personally I enjoy masonry to the point where it's worth a pay cut. No matter what trade you start, expect to do labor and whatever the fuck your journeyman tells you to do for at least 3 years before you start building your own stuff

Evilember
Evilember

There's only one option to master: options.

AwesomeTucker
AwesomeTucker

Ive heard the Elevator technician business is really hard to get into?

Fuzzy_Logic
Fuzzy_Logic

Probably. If I remember right, you have to pass the electrician test as well as the hard as fuck elevator tech test when your apprenticeship is up. The work is ridiculously technical, though. You can make comparable money as a freezer tech, though

Evil_kitten
Evil_kitten

All of these are good. But not that good.

CNC machining... or routing. I do CNC wood routing, started my own biz in February and am already paying bills plus some.

I make $50/hr and the machine is billed out at $60/hr. Also good is laser cutting. But ultimately this is all lower tier stuff that I'm using to build up to machining aeronautics parts.

Honestly, get a CNC machining cert and go run a machine for $60/hr +

Otherwise underwater welding
$150/hr 4hr per day limit.
Also tank inspection or architectural engineering

cum2soon
cum2soon

trade your time for money at a well-paying job.

Burnblaze
Burnblaze

These numbers are fucking absurd. Average for a dive welder is closer to $25 an hour. Idiot

WebTool
WebTool

Im not doubting what you make, this is just a general question: everytime i search average salaries ( of course I know that these are the averages and dont represent what you can get after years of hard work ) of trade jobs and they usually come no where close to what people claim. Does someone want to explain the mechanics of that?

Also, that seems like a rather interesting field to get into. How did you come across it and what's it like to work in that field?

Raving_Cute
Raving_Cute

I'm personally in uni (for a non-meme degree though), but I would just like to say that I respect people like you 1000x more than some idiot who did organic videogame art design communications or some shit.

I know my opinion is irrelevant, but I'd just like to state it anyway. I think you made a very wise choice.

Spamalot
Spamalot

that picture
Haven't cringed quiet as hard in a while.
/pol/

King_Martha
King_Martha

Does someone want to explain the mechanics of that?

Mostly it depends if you're self employed contractor or you work for a company.

The rates are usually 50% lower for a company man then self employed. In exchange you get a job security and you don't have to pay accountant yourself.

I've found if you're good technicaly and you have decent communicaiton skills it's better to go self employment route, you'll get constant stream of jobs either way (I often endup working 2 jobs at once if one gets extended), and you get paid even twice as much as if you work for outsourcing company.

Dreamworx
Dreamworx

I'm making 40k a year doing pest control for my dad and will own the business one day.

Is there anything I can do in the meantime to increase my income though? I need at least 60k a year if I want to start a family I would think. I'm 25 right now...

Lunatick
Lunatick

I'm in a god tier trade but you can't get in, OP.

5mileys
5mileys

>>>/reddit/

iluvmen
iluvmen

sure I'll bite. electrician in Toronto. AMA.

Poker_Star
Poker_Star

How do you get a pull string in later? Vacuum or fishtape?

Methnerd
Methnerd

I tried my hand at electrician to follow the money but I absolutely hated it

HVAC has the highest starting wage but I think electrician can make the most money after years

TreeEater
TreeEater

main runs are vacuumed, measured, pulled with a winch with exact lengths of wire ordered ...the stuff that's 300 feet from the p1 electrical room to various things on the roof ( one of many small sub electrical rooms pictured) A fish works for small stuff, short stuff.

Skullbone
Skullbone

yes they do make slightly more than us in the union environment. I still wouldn't trade places.

SniperWish
SniperWish

Gentlemen trades (mechanichal trades), building trades you'll break your balls and your back eventually ( not to mention compete with Mexicans). If your 18 join the Navy reserve become pipe fitter or boiler maker. Learn Welding . Get big bucks at oil refinery or power plant working maitenance.

Spazyfool
Spazyfool

follow ur heart it wont lead you wrong find your talents and work very hard at it OP it will pay off

Dreamworx
Dreamworx

OP's future house

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