Some may view hands-on labor as less desirable and lucrative than a traditional office gig, but last year USA Today predicted 2.5 million middle-skill jobs will be created in the coming years, which will account for roughly 40 percent of all job growth. In a conversation with HuffPost Live, two hands-on craftsmen — Travis Simon, a sign painter, and Ambra Melendez, a journeyman ironworker — discuss the appeal of their jobs and why we need to embrace this kind of creative career path.
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