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Is pursuing a trade in carpentry worth the hassle? was it hard for you?

I'm 20 and find myself in the market for a career/trade and I have chosen carpentry just wondering if it's the right choice #career #career-choice #career-counseling

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John’s Answer

Hi Robert,
I took wood shop when I was in high school. I liked doing it so much that I took it two years in a row! I have come to realize that you have to have passion for your work, with out a passion the work you do won't be very fulfilling. While I did not become a professional carpenter, the two years of shop class I took helped me in becoming a diesel tech. I bet your asking yourself how that's possible. Working with my hands is what I learned I had a passion for, whether it was wood or machinery, I enjoyed doing and I was good at it. When it all comes down to it you have to happy with the work you do. If working in carpentry makes you happy, then do it! All the trades need people right now. I hope this was helpful, and please keep me updated on your journey. Take care!
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Nicole’s Answer

Hi!
I believe that pursuing a trade degree or certification is a great idea in our current economic climate. That said, I would research each potential trade and see if the are any specific absolute No’s for you. Example: a plumbing career will eventually require you to come in contact with human feces. If that is an absolute No for you, then you should probably pass on that trade.
Carpentry would require you to work with your hands, will require some basic math skills, and potentially require you to work outside. If all those seem doable to you, I would definitely give it a shot. I hear its a decent paying job.
Also note that all schooling looks good on a resume. If you decide in a few years that it wasn’t what you thought it would be, just having the education there is helpful for getting another job.
Good luck!
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