5 In-Demand Jobs Where You Can Work with Your Hands

For some folks, an office job just isn’t enough. Sitting in a cubicle all day staring at a screen isn’t for them. These individuals really want to get out into the world and build or craft things with their hands. If this sounds like you, here’s a selection of jobs that let you literally have a hands-on experience.

  1. Electrician

Electricians are mainly responsible for executing plans of electrical wiring for well-functional lighting, intercom, and other electrical systems. Pay varies depending on a variety of factors, but electricians can make $20 to $34 on average.

  1. Mechanic

Mechanics deal with a variety of responsibilities, including working on a variety of vehicles (including building and assembling mechanical components), as well as running diagnostic tests to discover potential issues. Mechanics can make as much as $60,000 per year or more.

  1. Plumber

Plumbers work, perhaps unsurprisingly, in plumbing. They fix leaks; cut, assemble, and install pipes; and repair water supply lines, as well as other related appliances and fixtures. Plumbers can make as much as $53,910 per year or more.

  1. Hair Stylist

Hair stylists cut, style, and color hair, as well as maintain haircutting implements. They also frequently chat with customers about their lives. Hair stylists can make $24,830 per year or more.

  1. Construction Worker

Construction workers help with certain construction site tasks that include physical labor, such as loading and unloading of various equipment and materials. They also maintain safety standards while working in what are often dangerous circumstances. Construction workers can make $36,000 per year or more.

Many of these positions also allow you to become your own boss and run your own business. If you have any questions about jobs like these in your area or job search in general, contact your local Express Employment Professionals office,  download the ExpressJobs app from your mobile store, or fill out our online contact form.

Do you have a job that lets you work with your hands? Tell us about it in the comments section below!


  1. Sharon J

    I love ❤️ to braid & style other people’s hair . Even though, I cannot style my own, ironic aye??

    I think it it beautiful and trendy to keep up with talents that lie within oneself!!!!

    Hoping, to do this as a part-time job and what the future holds ..

    1. Jeanette

      I often wish that I knew someone that I could pay to braid and style my hair for going out to dinner or just occasionally throughout the week. Best of luck to you in your pursuit.

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