Are you looking for a great career? Train to be an HVAC technician. There is a shortage in the skilled services areas like electricians, plumbers and HVAC techs. And since home and commercial buildings will never be in danger of going out of style, the demand will continue to stay constant.
One of the biggest problems facing our society as a whole is the cost of education. It has risen so high that it’s come to a tipping point where it will no longer make sense to pay that amount for the lifetime earning power students can expect from their given specialty.
Young people are saddling themselves with five and even six-figure debt that can last a lifetime. The irony is that in seeking a rewarding and financially comfortable lifestyle, many are setting themselves up for a lifetime of financial stress.
Unfortunately, many young people go to college by default, without giving much thought to it. It’s just what you do. While we’re not here to dissuade people from pursuing a college education, for some people, there may be a perfectly satisfying career that can be had outside the traditional higher education path, and for a tiny fraction of the cost.
To underscore the shortage we face in the skilled services industry, the current average age of an HVAC tech is 54 years old. Obviously, there’s a serious lack of youth in our industry. One theory for this is a PR problem. In other words, young people are conditioned to gravitate towards other careers and possibly perceive skilled service jobs as an inferior career path.