I'm studying toolmaking and cnc programming... work is paying for it so I decided that I might as well go for it, after all, it pays well and I don't have to deal with people I don't like as much
as has been said, most people in trades are older and reaching retirement age, so even the occupations that don't tend to hire a lot of people end up having quite a few openings as the current workers retire.
decided to study it after realizing that most people actually aren't good with machines and that I am (I'd thought that everyone could figure things out and fix them... apparently they can't, who knew? ) and there's something calming about working on something with your hands. plus, physical labor of any sort gives you time to think... time to yourself in your mind