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GENERALIST, IN-DEPTH: Working To Afford The Lifestyle He Enjoys

About this video 

Reese, a Generalist, works at many different jobs. Presently he's been working in construction. He shares what he likes most about construction and its challenges. He works in construction when jobs are offered to him and he does a variety of other types of work when not working in construction. This type of career is allowing him to live the type of life style he enjoys.

Job Title: Generalist
Employer: Self-Employed

Job Summary: Construction Laborers

Job Description

Construction laborers do a variety of construction-related activities during all phases of construction. Although most laborers are generalists—such as those who install barricades, erect scaffolds, set up cones, and markers to control traffic patterns—many others specialize. For example, those who operate the machines and equipment that lay concrete or asphalt on roads are more likely to specialize in those areas.

On-the-Job Training

Short-term on-the-job training

Certification Requirement
Vary by Specialty.

Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
National Statistic Change Location
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$20,000 - $40,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
20 to 30 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Full-time, Long hours, Seasonal
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Indoor, Outdoor, Physically demanding
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Mathematical skills, Strength/stamina, Technical skills

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<span m='11850'>going</span> <span m='12380'>from</span> <span m='12660'>the</span> <span m='12760'>conceptual</span> <span m='13230'>design</span> <span m='13570'>phase,</span> <span m='13860'>all</span> <span m='13980'>the</span> <span m='14030'>way</span> <span m='14190'>to</span> <span m='14330'>the</span> <span m='14440'>enjoyment</span> <span m='14930'>phase,</span> <span m='15230'>and</span> <span m='15350'>seeing</span> <span m='15510'>the</span> <span m='15590'>processes</span> <span m='15904'>that</span> <span m='16219'>exist</span> <span m='16580'>inside</span> <span m='16980'>there.</span> </p><p><span m='17430'>I</span> <span m='17630'>guess</span> <span m='17850'>most</span> <span m='18080'>challenging</span> <span m='18670'>is</span> <span m='21030'>developing</span> <span m='22010'>discipline</span> <span m='22710'>so</span> <span m='22990'>that</span> <span m='23150'>I</span> <span m='23250'>can</span> <span m='23450'>repeat</span> <span m='23920'>processes</span> <span m='24940'>well.</span> <span m='25990'>So</span> <span m='26340'>like</span> <span m='28040'>the</span> <span m='28300'>ability</span> <span m='28610'>to</span> <span m='28740'>develop</span> <span m='29100'>technique</span> <span m='29930'>comes</span> <span m='30330'>from</span> <span m='31730'>doing</span> <span m='32090'>things</span> <span m='32479'>repetitively.</span> <span m='34000'>And</span> <span m='34440'>being</span> <span m='34700'>able</span> <span m='34830'>to</span> <span m='34880'>be</span> <span m='34970'>disciplined</span> <span m='35420'>enough</span> <span m='35720'>to</span> <span m='35860'>teach</span> <span m='36150'>myself</span> <span m='36560'>how</span> <span m='36690'>to</span> <span m='36780'>do</span> <span m='36920'>those</span> <span m='37670'>things</span> <span m='37970'>repetitively</span> <span m='38610'>and</span> <span m='38910'>to</span> <span m='39000'>develop</span> <span m='39340'>those</span> <span m='39510'>techniques</span> <span m='39900'>has</span> <span m='40010'>been</span> <span m='40140'>the</span> <span m='40210'>most</span> <span m='40390'>difficult</span> <span m='40730'>part.</span> <span m='41230'>So</span> <span m='41680'>the</span> <span m='41760'>process</span> <span m='42140'>of</span> <span m='42240'>learning</span> <span m='42670'>how</span> <span m='42840'>to</span> <span m='42940'>do</span> <span m='43100'>the</span> <span m='43200'>skills</span> <span m='43530'>has</span> <span m='43695'>been</span> <span m='43860'>the</span> <span m='44247'>most</span> <span m='44634'>difficult.</span> </p><p><span m='45410'>Never</span> <span m='45800'>to</span> <span m='45930'>sacrifice</span> <span m='46980'>the</span> <span m='47060'>pursuit</span> <span m='47460'>of</span> <span m='47540'>an</span> <span m='47650'>ideal</span> <span m='48130'>that</span> <span m='48240'>made</span> <span m='48540'>me</span> <span m='48775'>happy</span> <span m='49010'>I</span> <span m='49245'>think</span> <span 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<span m='61890'>fulfill</span> <span m='62310'>what</span> <span m='62440'>I've</span> <span m='63380'>found</span> <span m='63750'>to</span> <span m='63820'>be</span> <span m='65489'>wholesome,</span> <span m='65890'>fulfilling</span> <span m='66310'>experience</span> <span m='66730'>for</span> <span m='66820'>myself,</span> <span m='67210'>and</span> <span m='67330'>things</span> <span m='67550'>that</span> <span m='67620'>were</span> <span m='67690'>fun,</span> <span m='68025'>that</span> <span m='68136'>made</span> <span m='68248'>me</span> <span m='68360'>happy,</span> <span m='69710'>made</span> <span m='69910'>it</span> <span m='70000'>so</span> <span m='70090'>that</span> <span m='70210'>I</span> <span m='70250'>never</span> <span m='70470'>sacrificed</span> <span m='71160'>things</span> <span m='71360'>that</span> <span m='71480'>I</span> <span m='71530'>wanted</span> <span m='72130'>in</span> <span m='72320'>order</span> <span m='73200'>to</span> <span m='73290'>pursue</span> <span m='73670'>some</span> <span m='73945'>things</span> <span m='74220'>that</span> <span m='74770'>gave</span> <span m='74970'>me</span> <span m='75070'>stability.</span> <span m='75820'>Which</span> <span m='76170'>was,</span> <span m='76400'>on</span> <span m='76465'>the</span> <span m='76530'>one</span> <span m='76720'>hand,</span> <span m='77360'>creating</span> <span m='77780'>a</span> <span m='77840'>situation</span> <span m='78460'>of</span> <span m='79030'>instability,</span> <span m='79800'>which</span> <span m='80020'>can</span> <span m='80130'>be</span> <span m='80240'>challenging</span> <span m='80710'>as</span> <span m='80830'>well.</span> <span m='81120'>But</span> <span m='81410'>at</span> <span m='81540'>the</span> <span m='81610'>same</span> <span m='81840'>time,</span> <span m='82020'>has</span> <span m='82130'>been</span> <span m='82260'>satisfying</span> <span m='82890'>in</span> <span m='82980'>that</span> <span m='83220'>pursuit.</span> </p><p><span m='84510'>I</span> <span m='84630'>don't</span> <span m='85140'>pursue</span> <span m='85800'>it.</span> <span m='86940'>So</span> <span m='87230'>I</span> <span m='87360'>do</span> <span m='87660'>it</span> <span m='87740'>when</span> <span m='87820'>it's</span> <span m='87950'>offered.</span> <span m='89450'>So</span> <span m='90540'>I</span> <span m='90660'>don't</span> <span m='90880'>really</span> <span m='91150'>have</span> <span m='91500'>the</span> <span m='91620'>challenge</span> <span m='92000'>of</span> <span m='92110'>seeking</span> <span m='92460'>it</span> <span m='92550'>out.</span> <span m='93790'>Then</span> <span m='95480'>part</span> <span m='95750'>of</span> <span m='95840'>the</span> <span m='96120'>aspect</span> <span m='96260'>of</span> <span m='96350'>being</span> <span m='96520'>a</span> <span m='96600'>generalist</span> <span m='97170'>is</span> <span m='97340'>that</span> <span m='97800'>when</span> <span m='97980'>I'm</span> <span m='98070'>not</span> <span m='98270'>working</span> <span m='98500'>construction,</span> <span m='99580'>I'll</span> <span m='99750'>play</span> <span m='100000'>music</span> <span m='100370'>for</span> <span m='100470'>money.</span> <span m='100830'>And</span> <span m='100920'>when</span> <span m='101050'>I'm</span> <span m='101140'>not</span> <span m='101450'>doing</span> <span m='101700'>money</span> <span m='101940'>for</span> <span m='102060'>music,</span> <span m='102310'>I'll</span> <span m='102560'>teach</span> <span m='102780'>sailing</span> <span m='103240'>for</span> <span m='103380'>money.</span> <span m='103810'>And</span> <span m='104620'>when</span> <span m='104790'>I'm</span> <span m='104880'>not</span> <span m='105070'>doing</span> <span m='105250'>those</span> <span m='105500'>things,</span> <span m='105790'>then</span> <span m='105900'>I'll</span> <span m='106840'>figure</span> <span m='107180'>something</span> <span m='107360'>else</span> <span m='107405'>out</span> <span m='107450'>to</span> 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