I made a mistake with my HVAC degree

I spend a lot of time getting grimy and crawling under or over houses, checking wires and pipes for old Heating and A/C units

When I got out of school, I truthfully thought that I had come up with the perfect plan. I was going to skip school and immediately learn a trade for myself. I figured since trades paid you to learn, I certainly would be able to further our education and get paid for it at the same time. Plus, by learning a trade, I would have far greater job security than if I got a degree in something. I decided to hurry out and get a job with our local Heating and A/C dealer. I had always been somewhat interested in machines, and oil heating systems and air conditioners were among the particular types of devices that I was interested in. The local Heating and A/C company was known to have paid its workers well, and they would supply the on-site training that I would need to be certified. After going in laboring for them for a few years, I realized that the Heating and A/C field actually… is easily not for me. Sure, I love taking apart air conditioners and oil furnaces On my own, however there is much more to it than that. I spend a lot of time getting grimy and crawling under or over houses, checking wires and pipes for old Heating and A/C units. The job is dirty, difficult, and demanding! At that point, I might as well become an official Heating and A/C specialist rather than give up. However, now that I did that, I am still convinced that the entire Heating and A/C field isn’t right for me.

 

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