3 money benefits of a classic career

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By: Kristina Guerrero | Jessica Robertson Posted: 10:33 PM, Jun 30, 2017

Doctors, engineers, software developers… Those are the jobs most of us think of when we picture success. The Wall Street Journal recently reported on some classic careers that are making a comeback and not one requires a higher education like the ones above. Kristina Guerrero and University of New York’s Dr. Richard Ocejo have three old-time crafts that don't require a college education.

1. You Can Beat the Digital Age

A lot of jobs today are very technology driven and these are more traditional jobs that deal directly with actual materials. These really put workers back in touch with the actual physical material aspects of work.

For Andrew DeNeef, bar director at Second Story, that's exactly what attracted him to bartending. There's a sense of pride that comes from doing something yourself.

For David Grant, butcher at The Meat Shop, it wasn't just the need for something he could touch. It was about job security because a machine can't replace him. Animals come in different shapes and sizes; it'd be hard to get a machine to do specific tasks, where he can look at it, make a decision that would better the customer or us.

Rony Yagudaev, professional barber at Uptown Barbershop agrees. Every client has a different shaped head, different lumps and different sensitivities. It's not just automation that these jobs are safe from. It's very difficult to export these jobs or to outsource them. You have to go to your local business to get it and you have to have an interaction with a human being at some point in order to get them.

2. You Don't Need a Higher Education

Paying for college these days is tougher than ever and more expensive. A lot of people with college educations can't even find the job they were going to college for. Instead of going to college you can put your efforts into that trade.

3. Instant Gratification

At the same time as making money, you probably want something that is very meaningful and very fulfilling for you. Consumers today are looking more for having a more authentic consumption experience Most people don't mind spending the extra money to get this. The engagement between the bartender and the guest is ultimately the difference between a good and a great experience. When people see a barber poll they feel a sense of comfort because they know what the barber poll indicates.

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