I have been laid off recently and looking at all my options as far as a new career. I'm 38 and have been in the blue collar workforce since I was 17. needless to say I have alot of hard miles on the odometer. I like fixing things and working with my hands and outdoors. A desk job would make me crazy but my back isn't as strong as it used to be. I'd like some honest advice. is this a bad idea seeing as I'd be the doin all the grunt work as an apprentice? is it a job filled with work that would tear up your back? I just don't want to get into something that might turn out to be a mistake. I exercise and keep my abs strong but I'm trying to be smart about this. Thanks in advance.