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Never Underestimate Manual Labor Jobs!

Never Underestimate Manual Labor Jobs!

If you ever did this, you are definitely wrong! For some of us, coming home from a day of lifting, digging, pounding and carrying can be more satisfying than a bank accountant counting the notes. Read on to find out the different types of manual jobs.

Construction Helpers

This is the most common manual labor jobs that you’ve heard of and they are the ones who run around assisting skilled construction workers. They carry tools, equipments and other materials that are needed, run errands, perform a variety of tasks like hammering, and clean up the work area at the end of each day. All these may seem small unimportant but imagine, what will be the life of those skilled construction workers be without them?

Besides that, it can be a real eye-opener as you can get an insider’s look at the construction of the buildings, bridges, roads and monuments!

What it takes: To qualify to be a construction helper, you need to have dexterity to use the tools, have excellent judgment when it comes to safety and have a high level of precision when making measurements. Most importantly, you need to have good physical strength and stamina, and at the same time, able to follow directions clearly. Good math skills, honesty, dependability and courtesy will definitely do you well.

Where the jobs are: Look for jobs like these in the Yellow Pages under “Construction”, “Carpentry”, “Plumbing”, and many other construction-related topics. Alternatively, look for Help Wanted ads in the newspaper.

What this job could lead to: With the experience that you have gained from being a construction helper, you might decide to pursue future positions like an apprentice to a special trade, which will then lead you to positions like master plumber, carpenter or whatever your field is.

Deckhands on Fishing Boats

These are entry-level positions that requires lots of learning and involves a lot of hard work. If you have always loved going fishing, this is definitely a chance for you to do it real.

As a beginner, you may be allowed to handle more responsibilities like hauling trap, operating fishing gear and etc.

What it takes: You need a lot of physical strength to qualify for this job. Besides that, as weather and water conditions can change quickly, you must possess a hunger for adventure. To ensure safety and success for a fishing venture, good teamwork is critical. Other desirable qualities for this job are mechanical aptitude, good condition skills, endurance, patience and alertness. However, if you are prone to seasickness, this is definitely not the job for you!

Where the job are: You can try your luck at places like commercial fishing companies, marine biology labs and sport fishing companies.

What this job could lead to: If everything goes well, you might end up as a captain of a fishing boat, an owner of a fishing company, or manager of a retail fishing equipment store. Other possible positions include harbor pilot, marine biologist, game warden and etc.

Do the above jobs sound like they are unimportant? Just imagine what the business will be without these positions.