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Old 06-27-2011, 03:08 PM   #1
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So my little brother who is currently in the Marines is asking me for some advice. He wants to know which is the best trade for him to go into after he does his last tour and gets out in two years.

Little background. He lived with me during high school, and I put him in a special trade high school. His training was geared more in GC (ie carpentry classes, etc). However, some of the HVAC and plumbing guys we use are all saying their trade is better.

We rehab houses and rent them out so I am really biased toward carpentry. What say you?
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Old 06-27-2011, 03:12 PM   #2
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He needs to figure out what makes him happy and then choose. Tell him to use the GI bill and go to college, he deserves it after what he's done.

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What ever it is, don't let him be a plumber............... Or a sparky

Those guys are just weird








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What ever it is, don't let him be a plumber............... Or a sparky

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He needs to figure out what makes him happy and then choose. Tell him to use the GI bill and go to college, he deserves it after what he's done.
We sent him to college( money was set aside for that) after graduation, and he did all of one semester, dropped out and then enlisted. That's no longer an option.

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We sent him to college( money was set aside for that) after graduation, and he did all of one semester, dropped out and then enlisted. That's no longer an option.

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So much for that idea.......you can lead a horse to water but you can't make him drink.
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In light of the newly released data, maybe he should be a plumber after all................
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We can't answer that, he has to enjoy what he does for the next 40 years. Life is short but it can be really long if you don't like what you do.

He must have some idea? I think all the trades are pretty cool quite honestly. How about have him hang out with you for a while?

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How about have him hang out with you for a while?

I like this idea the most. Why can't you just hire him on as a go-fer for a while. He will get to interact with many trades, and talk with them, and see what he likes, and maybe he will one day decide to work for one of those guys.
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I like this idea the most. Why can't you just hire him on as a go-fer for a while. He will get to interact with many trades, and talk with them, and see what he likes, and maybe he will one day decide to work for one of those guys.
I thought about that as well, however he is set on starting some trade program while he is still in. He then wants to move back with me (very short term) while he gets adjusted.

Other than the military, he really has never been out on his own. I thought he would go the carpenter route, but he's reading about how much each gets paid. Trying to warn him about the passion of the trade, but he's 21 and still wet behind the ears.

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I thought about that as well, however he is set on starting some trade program while he is still in. He then wants to move back with me (very short term) while he gets adjusted.

Other than the military, he really has never been out on his own. I thought he would go the carpenter route, but he's reading about how much each gets paid. Trying to warn him about the passion of the trade, but he's 21 and still wet behind the ears.

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If that's the case, tell him to be a plumber...Mike makes a $100 bucks an hour! I'm still trying to make it to minimum wage.
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Strictly speaking in terms of the most in demand trades for around here in eastern neb [no idea how things are anywhere else] that have the best pay and demand would be equipment operators or utility line workers, Ive got a buddy whos an operator and loves every second of it.
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If that's the case, tell him to be a plumber...Mike makes a $100 bucks an hour! I'm still trying to make it to minimum wage.
I've seen some of the pictures on here that plumbers deal with. I have to applaud them cause I don't think I could do it on a regular basis.

Funny thing is he just text me asking this question again. I understand it is a matter of opinion, however let me try to restate the question a little.

For the electricians, plumbers, carpenters, ect. who have been in the trade for atleast 10 years, if you had to do it again would you choose the same trade?
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I've seen some of the pictures on here that plumbers deal with. I have to applaud them cause I don't think I could do it on a regular basis.

Funny thing is he just text me asking this question again. I understand it is a matter of opinion, however let me try to restate the question a little.

For the electricians, plumbers, carpenters, ect. who have been in the trade for atleast 10 years, if you had to do it again would you choose the same trade?
If he want's job security and lives in the south, tell him to get an HVAC license if he want job security.
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Strictly speaking in terms of the most in demand trades for around here in eastern neb [no idea how things are anywhere else] that have the best pay and demand would be equipment operators or utility line workers, Ive got a buddy whos an operator and loves every second of it.
If he definitely doesn't want to go to college, then he should get into one of the utility companies.
Start out at the bottom and work his way up to supervisor.
Those boys make big bucks!!
Not to mention the bennies!!
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Being active duty there are allot of options out there for him.

I would recommend taking courses that provide him with certifications, things you can't get on the outside unless you pay big money.

What is his current MOS?
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Without knowing what I'm talking about I've the impression that a career in residential security systems, or residential multimedia technology are 2 hands on industries that will flourish in the decades to come. Start out as an installer/tech & broaden out into being the go to guy for the best in custom systems. But then I don't know your brother
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Being active duty there are allot of options out there for him.

I would recommend taking courses that provide him with certifications, things you can't get on the outside unless you pay big money.

What is his current MOS?
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