I'm 23 and live in Dallas, Tx. I'm looking to start a career in the skilled trades ( I like working with my hands) I've looked into automotive, plumbing, and sparky. HVAC seems like it has the most potential.
My main concern is the health risk of this job. I worked for a company for 3 months as a helper, and It was complete hell. Hauling those huge furnaces up into the attic, installing, cutting yourself, 150 degree heat (TX), itchy insulation, etc.
Does it get any better once you become an actual tech? How much can I expect to make? Should I go to school for it or just learn on the job as a helper?
Any advice/comments would be appreciated.