I almost completed an Associates degree in hvac, have universal, esco residential certs., joined RSES, BPI , going to take the NATE'S soon. My job prospects are; (A) 1 million square foot office, MEP maint. multiple chillers, heat pumps, boilers,refrigeration, and in house open source proprietary controls, low pay, not much room for advancement, but great learning environment.
(B) local residential commercial mechanical contractor laborer, minimum 2 years before even beginning union apprenticeship ,possibility of being stuck in shop or residential install, low pay, but advancement based on ability.
Which job should I take? I plan on continuing my education and have been accepted into a bachelor's program, online starting Sept 2013. I know I could make a lot more with job (B), but can learn more with job (A).