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It’s easy to think that having a 9 to 5 job is the only option. It is true that we need people in those jobs and some people would not trade them for anything. Others prefer experimenting and changing professions. If you fall in the second category, worry no more. There are plenty options. This article highlights a few reasons you should consider becoming a tradie.

Better pay

According to Business Insider, tradies all over Australia can earn between $68 and $87 per hour. So, if you are reluctant to become a plumber, electrician or builder, think of the pay rise. The Advertiser compared wages of plumbers and electricians with wages of lawyers. It turns out tradies earn more than double of what an average lawyer earns.

Less time in training

Tradies usually spend from six months to three years in training. A bachelor’s degree would usually take up to four years or more. And these days many professions need you to go for a master’s degree or a higher qualification to be competitive. Not to mention the amount of money you pay and for what end result? Tough competition with other equally qualified graduates. Recognition of prior learning is another great option for those who have already learned a trade through informal channels. If you are confident about your skills why not get a relevant accredited Australian qualification?

Job Security

You must have heard people mentioning the lack of tradies in Australia. This has been covered in the news and is all over the internet. Jobs are there and the pay is good. But where are the tradies? The truth is vocational education and training is not a second class option and tradespeople all over the country are finding it harder to find quality apprentices. So, obviously job security is not an issue for tradies.


Many people dream of travelling but hey, let’s face it, you need to accumulate those leave days. You need to save every single penny to be able to make that dream come true! As a tradie, that is not an issue. With flexible times, you can spend more time at the beach in summer, or decide to travel and get jobs wherever you go as your trade is in demand all over the world! Check out this list of jobs you can do anywhere in the world. No wonder being a tradie helps!


Tradies are creators. Driving in an area and looking at the buildings you made liveable gives a sense of indescribable satisfaction. The satisfaction also comes from the versatility of the tradies’ everyday tasks. Tradies will tell you that they enjoy working outside in different locations, being able to talk to people and not having to sit all day in a confined environment.  Moreover, tradies solve problems: a plumber fixes that toilet you need for … you know what I mean. An electrician does not leave your house until the lights are back on. Imagine walking in any tradies shoes—usually boots—after a job well done. Wouldn’t you feel great?


Ladies love a tradie!

Seriously, have you looked at tradies? They are usually toned and happy. The secret? A heavier wallet and a healthy work life balance. They need fewer hours in the gym too, after all they spend most of the day working those muscles! Still wondering why they have more success with ladies?

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