Promising careers? Teacher, salesman, mechanic
Though we highly respect those who choose to form young minds, we wouldn't want days filled with screaming kids and badly written book reports filled with horrid spelling, redundancy, incomplete thoughts, comma splices and redundancy.
In sales you might get lucky enough to sell (and occasionally drive) high-end German sports cars, but more likely you'd either get stuck peddling vacuum cleaners door to door or, worse, pushing high-interest loans on unsuspecting economy car shoppers.
That leaves car repair as Autoblog readers' only logical choice from Manpower's list. Sure, you'd be expected to fix family members' 1982 Caravans for free every time the transmission went bad (weekly), but knowing the intricate workings of complex machinery is both fascinating and lucrative. Other benefits? All your classmates who chose teaching instead of wrenching will hand you large sums of money to make annoying underhood sounds go away. If you're good, the customers of those high-end German sports car salesmen will bring you their toys to tune (as well as large sums of money). And if you're really good, you'll figure out how to keep the more fun cars for weeks after fixing them and not get caught (hint: roll back the odometer and remove all the Vegas receipts from the console).
Just remember, Class of 2007, the world is yours. The silver Porsche is mine. Sell enough vacuum cleaners and get your own.
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