When I was a young man I had the opportunity to do anything I wanted with my life. I chose to go to college after taking a year off after high school. I studied philosophy and other lofty subjects in hopes of gaining some sort of knowledge or insight into how the universe worked. All I found was a bunch of alternative views and the base assumption that drove them. I was also hit with a $40,000 tuition bill at the end of my collegiate tenue and unfortunately there were no jobs available at the philosophy store.
I had to figure out what I was going to do with my life and fast. One day I happened upon a flier for a local trade school and the rest was history. I looked over their list of programs and chose to get into HVAC work. The HVAC field seemed a bit easier than the other programs that were available and the jobs were pretty lucrative. The program took 18 months and I learned all the ins and outs of the HVAC field. That included furnace and air conditioner repair, installing ducts, and learning about different types of devices like radiant floor heating. It was a great experience and I excelled in the class.
Upon graduating I was immediately offered a job with a local HVAC company. They had actually been one of the companies working with the program and would hire the top students from each class. It worked out wonderfully for both parties and I have been with them ever since.