WOW! Stumbled upon this forum today and am overwhelmed with all the information and solid advice being given. Rather than read and read for the next 3 hours I decided to make a post in search of some direct responses to my questions. I have been going to college while working in the casino industry and am burnt out on both. Given I am 31 and married with one son a part of me just wants a career. It will be another 3-4 yrs of school with no guarantee of a job and going to work at a casino everyday is not fun. From what I have been reading in the forums becoming Hvac tech sounds like an exciting career. There appears to be solid work, challenging yet rewarding and in general a desirable career path for me.

Here is my dilemma, I don't know how to get started. I live in Norther California near San Francisco. I assume joining a union would be one option. Do non-union jobs exist where they hire and train those with no experience? Honestly I have no clue what to ask.

HELP! Sorry for the diarrhea of the mouth. Please give some advice on how to get the ball rolling in the Hvac field.

THANK YOU!