I'm not sure what specific jobs go wanting. I have some friends who, even with college degrees, have gone the skilled trade route to become electricians, specialty metal workers, etc. They seem to make a decent living, are happy and have plenty to do. As I understand it, these begin with apprenticeships and climb their own ladder as far as title goes. I'm not sure where people come from with these sort of desires. In the past I think it was sons following their fathers. The military also offered plenty of training that could transfer to civilian skilled positions. Trade jobs just don't have the glamor of some others. And they aren't "chick magnets" either, I suppose. But just how important is that.
Heck, its getting harder to find work. yet, the main question I always get is, "are you certified" for this or that. I can understand that, but what ever happened to OJT? Too often the local comm. college has to provide the lessons here and its getting out of hand, IMHO. Its going to be you need a college degree to pick-up trash, seriously.
I can honestly say, its true. You need to provide skills so across the board, that you might as well became that lawyer or Dr. and forget this small stuff. -----Willy