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I have got a friend who work as a air traffic controller. I heard air traffic controllers earn ****loads of money in the States. Is that true?
http://www.bls.gov/ooh/transportation-and-material-moving/air-traffic-controllers.htm
Looks about right...
 
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I have got a friend who work as a air traffic controller. I heard air traffic controllers earn ****loads of money in the States. Is that true?

They can earn pretty good wages but there isn't very much room for change in your career, you'll be doing the same shift work year after year and you'll be in a dark space staring at screens all day (most controllers don't actually work in the tower itself) and the hours are usually pretty terrible and you have an absolutely massive responsibility on your shoulders, A pilot is responsible for the lives of everyone on his plane and he may do 1-2 trips per shift but you are responsible for hundreds of planes every hour. I know because I looked into it for quite a while but I would rather stay with engineering, where you have a salary compared to hourly pay and you get benefits and you can advance your career and earn much much more than an air traffic controller in the long run.
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Systems Technician II , really seems like I'm a printer tech, because those are mainly the tickets i get, I HATE PRINTERS.

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Plastic injection mold setup. Recently got into this line of work, hope to stay.

I put molds in and set up presses, many of them are older units that require adjustment with every new setup... I am learning a hell of a lot about the process of molding, and hope to do an apprenticeship in the field.

I really wanted to get into plastic molding for making garage model kits....I'm not sure how much the investment is needed to get an injector and know the standards of mold cast tooling though I'm guessing its different for every machine out there.
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Quality control technician for a custom computer business. I also build the computers sometimes, and shipping when the regular person calls out.

Some days you really want to push a computer off a shelf.
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Im a manual and cnc machinist
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I really wanted to get into plastic molding for making garage model kits....I'm not sure how much the investment is needed to get an injector and know the standards of mold cast tooling though I'm guessing its different for every machine out there.

an injection moulding kit would be too much for almost any individual to own, dies for a single part can cost $500,000 - $1mil to design

EDIT: even if you are buying one that has already been designed by a company they still cost around $10k, and then you still need the injection equipment. There is a reason that companies only use injection moulding for massed produced products as that is the only way it is economically viable.

I would have a look at compression moulding, It's something that is feasably to do at home, You can CNC two halves of the mould for maybe $100-$500 plus materials and then you compress a blob of softened plastic between them, cool it and voila you have your part.
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I'm about to be a manufacturing engineer (the fluffed up title is sustainable manufacturer). We have more labs than the mechs so I've worked on a lot of machines including the almighty injection molder. I'm the guy that tells the mechs or marketing that you can't make their stupidly designed part. A lot of businesses are high on the sustainability wave so demand is going up due to the changing of old and inefficient techniques that caused the U.S. to lag people other countries.
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I really wanted to get into plastic molding for making garage model kits....I'm not sure how much the investment is needed to get an injector and know the standards of mold cast tooling though I'm guessing its different for every machine out there.

I'm usually for DYI stuff but injection molding is a beast best left for the industrial setting. Molds are expensive, machines are REALLY expensive, and designing the part and mold is really hard even with a simple part and even when you have flow analysis software. It's like voodoo magic almost that requires a lot of experience.
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