One thing we have seen in recent years is there is a steady decline in the workforce for people that are willing to get their hands dirty. Mike Rowe from “Dirty Jobs” talks about this all the time. The workforce is so saturated with college degrees, everyone fighting for the same small pool of white-collar jobs, yet we have all these blue-collar jobs that make great money, there for the taking, and people snub their noses at them.
Today, we are going to point out a few of them for you.
Aluminum Works Technician – this is easy money today. Homeowners in older homes are constantly updating their doors and windows with more energy-efficient models, so this market is soaring right now and hurting for individuals capable of conducting the installation. This would be a great business for someone that wants to work for another company or starting their own business.
Appliance Repair Technician – the shortage in this field may be one of the largest of any industry you read on this page today. It is estimated that we have a shortfall of about 52,000 repairmen, as is evident when you do local searches for repairmen. This is true in both large and small communities alike. I know I live in a smaller community of about 50,000 people, which by the national average means there are about 100,000 appliances in homes, a third of which will end up needing to be serviced at some point this year. We have exactly two appliance repair companies that are located in our city. Point being, even in small communities, this is a business that can thrive.
Drone and RC Repair – boys like their toys, and drones and RC cars and planes are very popular right now. This is another hobby that exploded during COVID as people were trying to find things to do where they did not have to be around other people. Unfortunately, those expensive little toys break, and there is a huge shortage of individuals that are skilled enough to fix them reliably.
Locksmith – this is a very high-paying job in a field that you do not see a lot of people entering right now. If you offer emergency service, you can make upwards of $500 per hour for late-night and weekend service. Just a few calls a week and you are rolling in the dough!
Mason – with the housing market blowing up right now, this is a trade that is in high demand right now. This is a physically demanding job, so it may not be for everyone, but it is a job where, if you are skilled, you will never be hurting for work.