04/29/2015 02:48 pm ET | Updated Apr 29, 2015

'Middle-Skill' Employees Explain The Joy Of Working With Your Hands

Some may view hands-on labor as less desirable and lucrative than a traditional office gig, but last year USA Today predicted 2.5 million middle-skill jobs will be created in the coming years, which will account for roughly 40 percent of all job growth. In a conversation with HuffPost Live, two hands-on craftsmen -- Travis Simon, a sign painter, and Ambra Melendez, a journeyman ironworker -- discuss the appeal of their jobs and why we need to embrace this kind of creative career path.

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