Have you grown tired of your current career? Are you looking for something new and different to do instead? While you might initially be considering going back to college and getting a second or third degree, this isn't always as helpful as everyone else might be telling you. Instead of doing what your friends and family are telling you to do, you might want to consider becoming an electrician. If you've never considered this career path before, it has a number of advantages that you might not be aware of, including the following:
Unlike some jobs that can be completely automated, the job of an electrician is something that still has to be done by an actual person. With more and more people needing housing every day, there is more electrical work to be done and an increasing number of electrical jobs available. While Detroit was once known for its cars and Silicon Valley is known for computer programmers, demand for electricians is relatively universal. Unless you plan on moving to a very tiny town at some point, it's practically guaranteed that you'll be able to find work if you are an electrician or electrical worker of some kind.
Although it's not true of all electrical jobs, there are some jobs where you can show up with no experience at all and they'll pay for you to get training. In order for them to get their money's worth, they'll make you sign a contract to work for them for a certain number of years before you can seek employment elsewhere. Once this time is up, you'll be free to go elsewhere and even to open your own business if you so desire. With so much electrical work that needs to be done, there is often very little actual competition from other electricians.
If you've ever had to call an electrician out to fix something in your house or apartment, you have some idea of just how much electrical jobs can pay. While the specifics will depend on exactly where you're located and what type of electrical work you do, you're definitely guaranteed to make many times what you'd be making if you were paid minimum wage. In some municipalities, the only ones who make more than electricians are going to be CEOs or business owners. This makes choosing to take an electrical career path a very lucrative option indeed.