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Now do a comparison at the other end of life.
It’s shocking that those with trade experience earn more than a recent college graduate in an entry-level position in their mid-20s.
I’m surprised ABC didn’t also inform us that having a job increases your likelihood of making more money than those who don’t.
For as long as I can remember, I believe that has generally been the situation. Always promoted as having better early-career prospects but worse late-career prospects, trades.
Depending on what you are best at. The physical demands of different professions vary widely. I have come across a few older tradies who are attempting to step away from the tools because their bodies are not what they were at 25 or 50.
I have advised my children to consider careers as plumbers or sparkies if they lack an academic mindset.
I entered college later than most people and did okay academically, but it opened up so many opportunities for me that I now think it was the best thing I have ever done.
Hardly surprising, hardly oniony.
Ask the tradies how they are feeling in their 40s and 50s rather than now, before their bodies have had time to heal from 30 years of kneeling, bending, lifting, etc. The office workers who have air conditioning must be happier. The grass is always greener, I suppose.
Just wait, Tradie, until they reach the age of 35 and turn into a bunch of miserable bastards.
Well no shit. That’s how it’s always been.
These articles always come off like some kinda “we need trade workers” subtle propaganda to me.
LOL The old trade vs. university. different mounts for various tasks
who really cares?