The turn of a wrench, the testing of a circuit, the flushing of a toilet, that is the hands on life of a technician. Whether it is a plumber, auto technician, or a computer repairman the one thing they all have in common is a job working with their hands. The satisfaction of hands on work and the out of the office working environment are two of the big perks of this kind of job.
|Primary Income||Five Figure Salary from Primary Job|
|Secondary Income||Side Jobs|
|Mortgage||FHA Conforming Loan|
|2nd Mortgage||Second Mortgage|
|Primary Vehicle||Ford F100 Pickup|
|Secondary Vehicle||Ford Taurus|
|Other Transportation||Work Truck|
|Training||Technical College or Trade School|
|Phone||Nextel Direct Connect|
|Debt Ratio||90% in Debt, Second Mortgage|
|Hours Worked/Week||40-60 plus Travel Time|
|Children’s School||Public School|
|Sports||Football, Baseball, Racing|
|Job Perks||On the Job Repairs, Special Tools|
Many people find themselves in this type of career. While most will never get rich, many make a resonable living. The perils of this type of job include working on commission, heavy manual labor, and the possibility of working without benefits. Being part of a trade group or union can provide substantial benefits. Many of these careers are highly sought after and may provide lifetime employment.
The workers that seem to move to the top are the best trained so trade schools can play an important part in the early years of ones career. If you like working with your hands and hate working in an office this may be the career for you..
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