Watch on CNBC: What it's like to work in a Trade Job, making $80-100K a year

Many don't know how lucrative it is to work as a skilled tradesperson. Roger Cuadra is a heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) technician at Nexgen Air and Heat, who was born in Nicaragua and raised in Whittier, CA. In 2021 he aims to cross the $100,000 salary mark. The skilled trades aren't just stable, they also experience significant growth in unpredictable job markets (like the last year with COVID). They also allow opportunities for those who don't want to, or can't afford, a traditional four-year college degree. We should make more young adults aware that they can pursue high-paying, stable careers in the trades - without racking up tens of thousands in student debt.


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