by Art Piccio . September 11th, 2012
It’s taken now for granted that entry-level blue-collar work in the US is much better paid today than equivalent-level white-collar jobs. Despite this and the fact that you’ll hardly find tradespeople saddled with ridiculously high student loans – you’ll hardly ever find a kid or anyone else for that matter who’d aspire to be a master plumber, or a sanitation worker.
There’s huge entrepreneurial potential in this continuing trend. In a lot of fields that require skilled labor, the market is basically wide open for skilled workers who’d like to use their skills to work for themselves. If you have the right attitude, you can turn your specific skills into a full-blown enterprise.
The trade-off of course, is that you’ll probably have to deal with all the stresses associated with being an entrepreneur in addition to the physical toll of working in the field.
If this infographic from workboots.com is to be believed, there is plenty of room for anyone willing to get their hands dirty:
You know who else gets their hands dirty?
When you decide to be a blue collar entrepreneur – don’t forget your business cards. :)
Arthur Piccio manages YouTheEntrepreneur and has managed content for major players in the online printing industry. He was previously BizSugar's contributor of the week. His work has appeared multiple times on The New York Times' You're the Boss Small Business Blog. He enjoys guitar maintenance and reading up on history and psychology in his spare time.