The dirty job is one with openings. So, listen up about these well-paying, secure positions in the skilled trades, ranging from utility linesperson to plumber.
About a third of those in dirty jobs are older than 50, says Mike Rowe host of 'Dirty Jobs,' on Discovery. Because the work is hard and the tradespeople in those dirty jobs have made their money, they are retiring. Rowe provides website mikeroweworks.com, for those of you who want to start exploring this option.