Today's Top 10 Blue Collar Jobs

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Blue collar workers tend to get a bad rap. Often unfairly associated with poor education and minimal abilities, most occupations that are classified as "blue collar" actually involve specialized skills, extensive training and technical know-how.

Unfortunately, the job market for these professionals is experiencing a decline. The emergence of more specialized equipment, the movement toward a service-based economy, and the outsourcing of jobs to developing nations with lower wages have all contributed to this decline.