Could you manage a career as a handywoman? Whilst such jobs have traditionally been male-dominated, more women are realizing that they have the ability to roll up their sleeves and do just as good a job when it comes to such work. Such professions can often be lucrative and may even offer on-the-job training, requiring few previous skills. If you’re looking for a practical job that will bring home the bacon, here are just a few career ideas.
If you’re into your gardening, a career in landscaping could be right up your street. Landscaping generally requires few qualifications, although some horticultural experience will put you in good stead. There are college courses in horticulture and apprenticeships that may help to get your foot in the door more easily. Landscaping is a vast career field that could include maintaining someone’s garden or helping to build patios and design lawns for commercial clients. Find the area that you want to specialize in.
The role of a painter and decorator requires some patience, but many find it to be very therapeutic. The very basic stuff may require no skills at all and companies may be able to train you up in all the prep work. You can branch out into all kinds of decorating jobs from tiling to plastering, or specialize in painting. For big jobs, clients will pay a lot of money.
When it comes to cleaning, lots of people will pay to have their dirty work done for them. A weekly office clean might not pay much, but once you start branching out into more professional cleaning services you can start to earn a lot of money. This may include deep cleans of commercial properties, window cleaning, carpet cleaning, decluttering and cleaning up chemicals. You can learn most of this on the job – basic cleaning work experience may be allow you to move onto the more niche jobs.
Electrics is a less easy career to get into due to the amount of training required, however it is among one of the most well-paid handyman jobs out there. A four to five year course or apprenticeship scheme is recommended – you can find such resources at www.ElectricalConnection.Org. Many will start at low pay but work their way up, earning more as they gain experience. Eventually you may be able to start your own electrics company and hire your own workforce. The demand for electrical work is constantly going up as more of our lives runs of electricity and so there are now many branches of electrics from installing lighting to fixing car electrics.
Like electrics, plumbing requires a bit more know-how, which you’ll only get from training. The likes of www.plumbingacademy.co.uk can teach you these skills. Most plumbers work with gas pipes as well as water pipes and work can range to anything from fixing a leaky tap to stopping a gas leak to installing piping in a newly built home.