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Old 11-27-2020, 03:51 PM
 
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Hey Vegas,

Question which is a more lucrative job, underground utilities (installing conduit /pipelines in the trenches) or asphalt/paving.

I got offered both job titles but can choose only one and i could not find enough information on the interbuds to see which pays better and is more rewarding.

Both are crew based and seem labor intensive which isnt a problem for me but i figured i'd get answers on this forum since its accessible.

I have a CDL and NCCCO and eventually id like to become an equipment operator.
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Old 11-27-2020, 04:08 PM
 
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I would prefer doing conduit to working with Asphalt in the Vegas Heat
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Old 11-27-2020, 04:25 PM
 
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Commercial electrical or plumbing and spend most of your time away from the sun.
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Old 11-27-2020, 04:25 PM
 
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Since you stated "Lucrative", I would guess "Underground Utilities", because it seems the job would require more technical abilities than asphalt paving, making your replacement harder by someone with lower skills. As robojester noted, asphalt work is hotter, worse for your lungs, simply a "nastier" occupation, I know what I would prefer to spend my day doing.

On the other hand, trench work probably requires a lot of bending over, so if you have problems with your low back....but if you have problems with your low back, you don't want to be a laborer on an asphalt crew, either.

Edit: I vote with robr2.

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Old 11-27-2020, 04:37 PM
 
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Since you stated "Lucrative", I would guess "Underground Utilities", because it seems the job would require more technical abilities than asphalt paving, making your replacement harder by someone with lower skills. As robojester noted, asphalt work is hotter, worse for your lungs, simply a "nastier" occupation, I know what I would prefer to spend my day doing.

On the other hand, trench work probably requires a lot of bending over, so if you have problems with your low back....but if you have problems with your low back, you don't want to be a laborer on an asphalt crew, either.
This makes a lot of sense. No lower back problems and will grind until i can operate machinery, but i get what your saying as far as some type of learning skill that will eventually be acquired.
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Old 11-27-2020, 04:39 PM
 
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Commercial electrical or plumbing and spend most of your time away from the sun.
If only i could become an electrical apprentice, honestly ive become so tired of attempting and trying to become one i ended up becoming a boom truck operator lol
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Old 11-28-2020, 09:36 AM
 
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If only i could become an electrical apprentice, honestly ive become so tired of attempting and trying to become one i ended up becoming a boom truck operator lol
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Old 11-28-2020, 07:49 PM
 
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This is a good option, ive been here quite awhile just waiting on the moment it says they accept applications. On another note i hope things keep running with the way this "pre-quarantine" is going
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Old 11-30-2020, 10:22 PM
 
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Hey Vegas,

Question which is a more lucrative job, underground utilities (installing conduit /pipelines in the trenches) or asphalt/paving.

I got offered both job titles but can choose only one and i could not find enough information on the interbuds to see which pays better and is more rewarding.

Both are crew based and seem labor intensive which isnt a problem for me but i figured i'd get answers on this forum since its accessible.

I have a CDL and NCCCO and eventually id like to become an equipment operator.
What happened to welding?
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Old 12-01-2020, 07:59 PM
 
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Shortly after running a boom truck i asked to switch departments for same company, they have a manufacturing side, i enjoyed welding but i could not get over the gas fumes. It always made me sick so i asked for a transfer back to my CDL job
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