I thank all of you for replying to the questions that I asked about starting a career in hvac. I must admit I am a bit apprehensive about beginning school at 40 and trying to start a business shortly afterwards. Most of you that responded to my questions seemed to believe that I would be almost 50 yrs old before I would really make some money in this field, and it will truly take a toll on me physically.

So my new questions are: Can I find gainful employment in this field when I complete my training? What is the adverage statring pay?(I live in St. Louis, Missouri.) Also,is it possible to work with some company before I have completed school? What are my chances truly in this field at the age of 40 yrs old. I have a wife and 3 children and I need some consistant income. I don't just want a job I would like a career .