Mid 30s, Sydney, been working in marketing at the $75-85k tier
Spent the last couple years massively stressed by the work, I'm thinking it's partly to do with chasing variable outcomes (ie. You have a target to hit, but there's so much variance in the result despite your efforts) and I believe I'm much more of a black-and-white 'produce/fix [X] thing' type of person.
All this has me contemplating getting out of the office and getting into a trade/labouring and I'd appreciate info/advice/thoughts on:
- in the short term (up to 12-18 months), are there any jobs that could pay $65-70k without a ton of training? (am I dreaming?)
- what kind of work would you recommend someone who likes to problem solve and stay mentally stimulated?
- Ideally I'd like to be at the higher end of 5-figures within 5 years, willing to accept short term lowish wages for longer term financial stability
- money aside, what would be the main challenges of becoming an apprentice in my mid 30s?
interested in exploring becoming an electrician, so any info related to that would be great too.