mike_dave Posted June 10, 2014 Report Share Posted June 10, 2014 Hey everyone. I am hoping to get some advice on a career path to take. long story short... Out of highschool I started an electrician apprenticeship which was a long term goal of mine. I did a co-op placement in highschool and I loved every minute of it. Once I got into it as a career, it wasn't so great. I had a lot of issues with the journeyman I worked with and about 8 months later I quit because I wanted to pursue a career as a police officer. I just finished my first year of schooling and have decided that I definitely want to do a trade over anything else. and well, there are two trades that appeal to me.. One Is carpenter. I love building things and feel like this would be a good trade for me. Now, after being out of the trade for a year, I am also reconsidering a career as an electrician. I am wondering If I left just because of my journeyman not for the reasons I thought. I am 19, and will be 20 in a couple months so I have lots of time to figure out what I want to do for sure. Here's where I need your help. what are the pro's and con's to each trade? I believe electricians pay is slightly better, and I think that the work is abundant. where as carpenters work is hugely dependant on the economy? Anyone think I left because of the journeyman?I know that at the end of the day its my life, and my choice.. but I would appreaciate any kind of advice I can receive here because I honestly am unsure of the way to go.. Thanks everyone, Michael Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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