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Old 11-10-2014, 09:18 PM   #1
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What Would Be The Best Trade To Be In, In The Coming Future?


I'm considering compiling a list of trades for myself in order for when I go back out looking for work. I've already tried electrician didn't find anything, but I'm not done with it yet so I'll keep looking. At some point though I might have to try another trade. I'm doing non union btw.

Here's my list

Electrician
Welding
Pipe fitting

My goal is to get in the oil fields and possibly do new construction in my 30s, I'm 20 right now. Of course this will change in the coming years when I've got more experience.
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Old 11-10-2014, 09:33 PM   #2
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Fiber optic cabling. All of the telecom and media companies are using it now. In fact in every new apartment building the local phone company AND the cable companies have completely abandoned copper and fiber is the only thing feeding the building from the street.

I imagine that they are going to start migrating all of the older buildings over at some point to where the 600-pair cables will become obsolete.

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Old 11-10-2014, 10:13 PM   #3
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Finance.
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Computer technology of some sort..
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Or be a bum... they seem to do ok. I'm thinking of going that route.
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My son is working on a double major in economics and computer science. No hammers for him.
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Get to N Dakota
work and stash til the boom ends. Stash it in a trust or some other vehicle that will allow you control with out ownership. then if you want to go to school see if there is a govt program for out of work oil types who are poor. Then do what ever you want.
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The sex trades might be the best over-all.

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Any trade, imo, if your good at it and have some business knowledge.
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Anything in the medical field.
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My family has a couple of home health agencies. The government has came down so hard on them that it takes some doing to even stay in business.

A buddy is a pharmacist and he just sold out... hes 40. The government has made it so medicaid and medicare pays for a $2 profit on prescriptions. Thats ridiculous. How do they expect people to live on that?
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The government has made it so medicaid and medicare pays for a $2 profit on prescriptions. Thats ridiculous. How do they expect people to live on that?
That's a dollar for you and a dollar in taxes.
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Look around at the people in the construction field. In the future I see a high demand for hearing aids, tattoo removal, financial planning, and drug rehab.
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Maybe it's my very small optimistic side talking, but I really believe all skilled trades will be more valuable in the next 10 years. We are already seeing the gap spread between true skill and the cheap.
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Maybe it's my very small optimistic side talking, but I really believe all skilled trades will be more valuable in the next 10 years. We are already seeing the gap spread between true skill and the cheap.
I hope so, but in today's throw away age. People don't care.

I gave a price for a deck this year, and the lady asked if I could do it for 1/4 the price, and she didn't care if it needed replacing in a couple years.

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