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Electrical engineering starts at $60kish but can quickly get to 90k or more a year.
To be an actual Electrical Engineer you need to get a degree from a 4 year University to make 60k a year....

 

Electrician != Electrical Engineer.

 

But he could still go to a tech school, fish during the 5 months, then have another job and make some good money yearly.

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Electrical engineering starts at $60kish but can quickly get to 90k or more a year.
To be an actual Electrical Engineer you need to get a degree from a 4 year University to make 60k a year....

 

Electrician != Electrical Engineer.

 

But he could still go to a tech school, fish during the 5 months, then have another job and make some good money yearly.

Not to mention being an electrical engineer is much harder than being an electrician...

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I agree that the OP only sees the glory side of fishing, but that's with everything. Just like how Army recuiters tell you you can go to college, get nice bonuses etc but don't tell you you might be sent overseas as soon as you get home whether youre in school or not. I didn't think it woul happen to me, but I went for it anyway, and its turning out okay.

 

I think you should apply to see what they say, if they really want you or you really like what it entails there's no harm going for it. You're still young, experience whatever you wat!

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i am a hard dependent hard worker and i have lived in harsh weathers also and i need something that i can be proud of instead of working at these low paying jobs

You do know that this is seasonal right? As in unless you're going to be a captain, you get to work for a few months and then go home.

 

If we're talking about degrees that make money though, the two ones that make the most right out of college are Petroleum Engineers and Nuke Engineers.

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Study hard and join NASA. Now there's something to be proud of.

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i watch porn

i want to be a pornstar!!!!

 

v nice logic

 

now, go get yourself a nice degree or w/e and get a nonseasonal job, aspiring for a 6 figure salary(7 if ur a don) and enjoying urself so you can feed ur family.

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i watch porn

i want to be a pornstar!!!!

You beat me to it :D.

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i watch porn

i want to be a pornstar!!!!

Doesn't pay well (unless you do gay porn). And sex isn't that hard to come by.

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Although I do think some of the other people how commented are being a**es they are right. The crews you see on TV are extremely good crews. The chances that you'll realistically make even half of what a deckhand on a boat that does alright in a season is unlikely. Plus what if you get a shi*** first year and end up with hardly anything for three months work?

 

Even if you are raking in dough I mean damn, have you actually watched that show? You what, sat there under your cozy Snuggy with a cup of soda and a bag of chips? If you actually join one of those boats it's literally a 24/7 commitment. You'll be up at 2AM with no Snuggie or cup of anything but tap water and shi*** coffee. But wait, it gets better. You only get time to sleep and drink shi*** coffee on one of your short a** breaks. Then it's back out on the boat which rain is pouring on to haul in heavy cages full of crabs.

 

My uncle was a crab fishermen for a few years and the only reason he did it for the three years he did is so he'd have a good story to tell. (Yeah, that's my uncle) But he made an insanely large amount of cash for his first season so he had to go and try again. The second season he left the dock three months after he arrived with hardly any money at all. The third season he went back and made barely any more then the second season. Now, I mean this guy isn't the brightest dude but after three years of that hell he got the point and never went back again.

 

 

I bet it doesn't sound like such a good idea to you now anymore does it?

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Electrical engineering starts at $60kish but can quickly get to 90k or more a year.
To be an actual Electrical Engineer you need to get a degree from a 4 year University to make 60k a year....

 

Electrician != Electrical Engineer.

 

But he could still go to a tech school, fish during the 5 months, then have another job and make some good money yearly.

Not to mention being an electrical engineer is much harder than being an electrician...

Says the soon-to-be electrical engineer... :D

 

But I agree. I'm taking ECE 252 as an elective for ME, and I don't envy doing network analysis for a living :( (though I guess programs take care of most of that nowadays, so the nasty pen-and-paper stuff is probably not used much once you get into the field).

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If you want a high paying job which is risky then why not enter the sex industry? It's a hell of a lot more fun than fishing.

 

Anyway, seriously, a lot of people are always saying things like, "Get an education", "Get a job where you work smarter, not harder", "Use your brain" etc. But the majority of people can't. I mean, at least half of the worlds population needs to be below average, obviously. It's not that easy, some people need to do low paying jobs, unskilled jobs etc because that's all they can do. Not everyone can be on the top of the food chain anyway, someone needs to do the low paying and unskilled jobs. That's just the way society works.

 

Anyway, the amount of money you make doesn't define what sort of person you are or your worth.

 

Become a tradie, it's an unskilled job which pays decent. Crap hours and conditions, but your chance of scoring is seriously increased. Apparently chicks go for tradies.

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i see on there site (quote) Crab fishermen can earn up to $15,000 per month! so that kinda sound pretty good in my mind

 

It isn't guaranteed.

 

And that's more than likely Turnover. Not profit, afterwards you have to pay maintenance, taxes & wages... Doesn't sound so good now does it?

 

And that's if you own the boat, not if you're a worker.

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