There are a lot of good paying Blue-Collar jobs, that’s true, but you have to be careful when choosing the industry. Some of these jobs won’t be around in the future.

We’re not all cut out for office jobs or White-Collar jobs, so if you’re one of these people don’t be ashamed of it. You’re needed just as much, or more, than any other White-Collar jobs. I can think of a lot of positions that could be qualified as Blue-Collar jobs that are extremely important today and will be for years to come. And that’s really what I want you to focus on when deciding a career…the future.

Think about technology. Is the career you’re considering, or in right now, going to be around in the future? Can a computer take over your position? If your answer is yes, you might want to consider getting additional training and exploring other options.

I can think of a lot of Blue-Collar positions today that won’t be around in the future. How about the printing business? Retail? Post office? Just to name a few. I want you to consider these things when you’re evaluating opportunities for your career. It matters. You don’t want to be looking for a new career or starting over again later in life, do you? Yikes!

If you’re a young person just starting out and you really don’t know what you want to do, look into the military. Why not? The military offers a lot of support positions for you to consider. Mechanics? Construction? Medical? Food service? Depending on your interests, you can find something. I would look for a job that has a civilian counter-part, so you can make the transition easily into the civilian world when you get out. That’s key.

If you have an issue with military, or if you’re not qualified due to your age or whatever. I want you to look into these industries, transportation, construction, medical, technology, hospitality and energy. These industries are here to stay and offer a lot of Blue-Collar positions for you to choose from. I hope this helps.

Good luck to you!

Mike Palumbo