Re: welding vs. electrical???
well here is my reasoning. i would love to be a business man who makes very good money from sitting at a desk, but to get those types of jobs, you either need to be driven or experienced, or educated. i'm none of the three. but what i am is mechanically inclined, i lack the experience, but i enjoy doing things with my hands. both career fields are in demand. both career fields have longevity to them. and both career fields can be learned at a trade school, as opposed to a college. welding to me has the benifit of learning a trade people are in need of, and anywhere you go, somebody is going to need something welded. i'm interested in it. the money can be good. the heat doesn't bother me, i live in florida, and have worked in a, on average 120degree, kitchen for 9 years. as for electrical, i figure, it's something everybody uses, and i don't see us not useing it before i die. it has a very broad career field, so alot of options. and it's something i'm interested in. both fields offer personal gain of, if i'm a welder, i could weld things for myself or others (on the side). if i'm an electrician, i never need to call one, and i could do work on the side.
honestly i'm going to go up to our technical school today get all the info i can, and then try to come up with a decision. a big factor will probably be the length of time it takes to learn the trade. i just mean that as in, to get my foot in the door. i'm aware that to become a journyman electrician takes a number of years, hours, etc... but you're still working.