Mechanic

  • 14 Good Jobs That Don't Require A College Degree

    14 Good Jobs That Don't Require A College Degree

    As tough as the labor market is, college grads still have an easier time than those with only a high school degree. In February, college graduates had an unemployment rate of 3.8 percent -- compared to a staggering 11 percent for those with only a high school diploma. Still, a new study released Tuesday shows... Continue Reading

  • American Airlines Mechanic, 87, Still Working After 70 Years On The Job

    American Airlines Mechanic, 87, Still Working After 70 Years On The Job

    By Karen Matthews NEW YORK -- American Airlines is celebrating the seven-decade service of a New York mechanic who turns 87 next month and has no plans to retire. Azriel "Al" Blackman was 16 when he started as an apprentice mechanic in July of 1942, long before bag fees, airport security or even the... Continue Reading

  • 10 Best-Paid Skilled Labor Jobs

    10 Best-Paid Skilled Labor Jobs

    Skilled labor jobs can pay well, even very well. Yet, many young people feel the pressure to get a college degree and don't consider hands-on labor. Fortunately, a growing movement hopes to get younger workers enthused about building, fixing, and installing. Continue Reading

  • Trade Secrets from an Auto Mechanic

    Trade Secrets from an Auto Mechanic

    Ian knows his way around under the hood of a car. He's been a mechanic since he was a teenager and became certified by the National Institute of Automotive Service Excellence 20 years ago. Here's what he has to say about those hefty bills you always get from your mechanic, and how to keep your car revving... Continue Reading