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College-Educated Flock To Skilled Manual Labor

First Posted: 06/15/10 02:38 PM ET Updated: 05/25/11 05:45 PM ET

Skilled Labor

washingtonpost.com:

They started out studying aerospace engineering, creative writing and urban planning. But somewhere on the path to accumulating academic credentials, they decided that working with their hands sounded more pleasant -- and lucrative -- than a lot of white-collar work. So bye-bye to term papers and graduate theses, and hello to apprenticeships to become plumbers, electricians, auto mechanics and carpenters.

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