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3 Ways To Know A Blue Collar Career Is Right For You

AU Job Connection May 17, 2022

When you are first considering what type of career you want to pursue, it is important to understand the different types of careers out there. Many people like to categorize careers as "Blue Collar" or "White Collar." Blue-collar often refers to manual labor occupations, service sector jobs, manufacturing, and other occupations not usually performed within an office space.

White-collar careers often refer to office-based jobs that deal with information, commerce, business, money, or other types of work that can be carried out from an office. Let's look at 3 signs that could indicate a Blue Collar job is right for you.

You Want A Fast Track To Start Your Career

Many white-collar professions require years of college education and training. For students who are ready to be done with school and get on a fast track to their career, a blue-collar job could be a good fit. In most cases, blue-collar work only requires a short amount of time spent at trade school. During this time you will receive the training and certifications you need to be successful.

You Like Working Out In The World

Not everyone likes the idea of being cooped up in an office every day. If you like going to new places, meeting new people, and working in different locations, blue-collar work is good for you. Most blue-collar jobs are performed on a job site and where you work may change from day to day.

You Need Active Work

Blue-collar jobs are often manual labor-type occupations. This means you will be working with your hands every day. There are many benefits to this type of work, including the fact that it can be better for your health as it keeps you more active.