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How to become a plumber?

Share your journey & guide aspiring plumbers on their path. Note: Given the growing interest in plumbing, we're inviting our experienced professionals to share their knowledge.

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Jana278 views

Is there any OSHA violations or safety concerns I should know?

I would like to work as an electrician.

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Tyzeric295 views

How does a painter start their job

I am inside of a trade school right now trying to figure out how does painter start their job off

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Kentrellis219 views

What does a day as a painter look like?

What does a day as a painter(Plasterer) look like? (Painter as in a trade in a union, and not art)

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Kobe282 views

How much does a painter make in a week?

How much does a painter(Plasterer) make in a week?

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Josh530 views

Do Wojak meme videos (Zero Budget Stories etc.) reflect the current state of the job market or reality?

Is it really that impossible to get an entry job in anything other than McDonalds and Retail? What will happen when AI comes and gets powerful enough in 2025? Will 99% of the population be rallying every day for a better welfare system and be forced to be homeless or live in care homes because only so many people can be Engineers, Doctors, Welders, Plumbers, etc. and are unqualified for most positions due to a lack of work experience. In every Wojak video, the worker is always depicted as a McDonalds worker and nothing else. Does this mean that your fated to work in McDonalds or Retail if you want to work? I am currently working on becoming a electrician through a community college and realize that certs don't translate to work experience.

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Emma324 views

What should my first step after trade school be?

I am a 16 year old hghschool junior with plans of going to trade school for welding. After I graduate what should my first step be?

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I want to go into a trade instead of college; what might you recommend for following that path?

Note: this is part of our Professionals series where volunteers share questions they wish they saw on the platform

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Jagger165 views

what are the benefits of trade school ?

I am currently attending a trade school at the moment.

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Isaiah247 views

What is the best company to work as an underwater welder?

What city would be the best high-pay rate for an underwater welder and what do I need to know about safety? What classes do I need to become underwater water welder?

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Jonah178 views

What do you like most about being an electrician ?

This question highlights what interviewees enjoy most about being in the electrical industry. Whether that's something in their day-to-day life or a reward they can't help but appreciate, this question allows the professional to discuss their time about the trade.

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Josaiah265 views

Why does the compensation start so low for electricians at entry level?

I'm just wondering and I know that it can reach six figures at some point.

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Jonah201 views

What is the most challenging thing about being an electrician?

I want to understand the realities of the electrician position because with great rewards come significant challenges.

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Josaiah173 views

How does a normal day look for the electrician position?

Just curious about how every day is for electricians.

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Jonah198 views

What made you want to work in the electrical industry?

I want to compare a professional's path and learn why they picked this field of work.

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Kub842 views

At what age do auto mechanics usually retire ?

every hard worker needs to put there bones to rest one day

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Jonah162 views

What types of decisions are most important in the electrical trade?

How are the decision-making processes can shed light on what the role entails?

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Josaiah214 views

What is it like getting into the electrical field to become an electrician?

I am 21 years old and interested in becoming an electrician after I was done with my trade a jobcorps.

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devin207 views

How would you describe a mechanics lifestyle?

my name is devin and i am 17 years old

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isaac242 views

What should I memorize and/or retain for my future endeavors as an electrician?

I'm a JobCorps student and I want to be an electrician

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Luis202 views

What related fields do you think I should consider looking into for construction/carpentry ?

I am curious to see if there is another course I have to take in order to achieve my career.

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Bella201 views

What are good jobs in the Plastering trade?

I'm in Job Corps and don't know what to do.

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marcell320 views

what are the benefits of being a cement mason in the union?

If i were to be a cement mason, how would be able to join the cement union and what are the necessary steps that i would have to even take to do so for this trade?

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vance339 views

What are the benefits of glazing?

what do you get out of it ?

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Kenjie311 views

How is the work environment like in glazing?

I'm interested in glass installation

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Raymond288 views

What are the average Wages for an apprentice Glazier in Oregon ?

I've just recently Completed The glazing Trade At Tongue Point Job Corps Center and I was wondering what the starting wages are for apprentice Glaziers in the Oregon area. (mainly around the Beaverton OR area)

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Tianna582 views

What is the life of a Welder like?

Hello! Currently, I'm a college freshman. I'm already have a major/program of study. However, I'm exploring other careers and I saw someone suggested Welder. Being completely unfamiliar with this field: - What is it like to work as a Welder? - What skills does someone learn starting off new and overtime? - Do wielders have a flexible schedule or is it set? - How much risk is it for physical injury? - What is the most satisfying aspect of welding?

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Micah360 views

Any advice on the things I’m interested in ?

I don't have a career goal yet, I'm looking for advice, I'm interested in public relations , fashion, modeling, sports, trade schools for painting and carpentry. Any advice on the things I’m interested in ?

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John407 views

If you had the ability to join any union you wanted with all the the knowledge needed what would you get into?

If you had the ability to join any union you wanted with all the the knowledge needed what would you get into?

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Demetrius429 views

to all the electricians out there, when do you typically start your workday and when do you end it?

How much do you work per week, and do you feel satisfied with how many days off and vacations you get? I'm going to start pursuing the Electrician trade soon, and I'd really like to get a grasp of what my work-life balance will be, during and after my apprenticeship. I have a couple of hobbies that take more or less of my time outside of school and work, and I worry I may not have any time for them once I finish school.

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