Will Learning a Trade Be a Smart Long-Term Career Move?

In this post, we’ll answer these three critical questions: 

  • Why should you consider skilled trades as a career?
  • What type of person excels and thrives in the trades?
  • Where can you go to get started?  

Why should you consider skilled trades as a career?

In a previous post, we pointed out that skilled tradesmen, and women, are in high demand to fill open construction jobs all over New England right now. And that doesn’t look like it’s going to change any time soon.

While significant compensation and employer demand are essential considerations, they aren’t the only ones. You need to consider who you are as a person, not just as a potential job candidate, in the context of your personal and professional goals.

You should ask yourself in complete honesty: “Who am I, and what am I capable of?”

As any experienced tradesman will tell you, trades can be a challenging profession. They can also be very rewarding. Skilled trades require physical strength and endurance, along with great problem-solving skills, patience, and calm under pressure.

Sound like a tall order? It is, but that’s because you are considering entering into an elite group.      

So, what type of person excels and thrives in the trades?

As pointed out by job board giant Indeed, the skilled trades encompass a highly diverse range of jobs and skills, and demand for job seekers continues to rise.  

These various jobs require different levels of physical strength and endurance compared to expertise and knowledge, etc. Some of this depends on age and physical capabilities for sure. But the good news is there is plenty of room for men and women of all sizes, shapes, and physical abilities in the trades.

Remember, it’s the combination of mental and physical characteristics that make great tradesmen.  

One of our great employees once heard a structural engineer on a job site tell a skilled carpenter, “I studied geometry in school, but you bring geometry to life.” That says it all. Great tradesmen’s skills show in their work—the visible result of years of on-the-job training and hard work. 

Where can you go to get started? 

That’s the easy part. Get in touch with us today if you’re interested in a career in the construction trades. We can help you get started on a fulfilling career path.

Skilled Trades Partners is not your typical skilled trades construction recruitment agency. We are built on blue-collar respect! You are worth full benefits, vacation/sick days, holiday pay, medical – dental insurance, and a ton of much-deserved perks. We PARTNER with you. 

Tell us about the kinds of projects and companies you are looking for and the career path you’re looking for. We will connect you with quality contractors and projects that match your skills and expectations.

Call us today at one of our four New England office locations:

Maine: 207-888-2683, New Hampshire: 603-237-1880, Connecticut: 860-200-1374, Massachusetts: 508-689-9728

Or get in touch online. Our expert skilled trades recruiters are waiting for your call.