Ok, Here I go with my first post on the forum.
Background. Working for a large company at a specific skill which has no future. The job may last one month to two years then it is on the unemployment line at say 50.
I like to fix things, work with my hands. I did not want to go back into auto repair like I did in my teens and early twenties. Anyway, I hear about the HVAC field. I do a little looking around, there are jobs posted around for HVAC people. This is good because there are no film technician jobs posted. I head to the local community college and sign up for courses at night. Now a few years down the road, I am a math, physics, and english course short of my AAS with Honors in HVAC. I passed the ICE exam for residential and light commercial with a much better than the average grade. The same goes for the EPA exam.
OK, I am book learned, 50 and wondering what did I get myself into? How many of you guys have done the same thing? How has it turned out? I have talked to two people who worked for the company I am working for now and were laid off. They both Took HVAC training one throught the college level, one through the BOCES level. Both are happy as can be they went into the field. Both wished they did it years earlier.
So, fill me in a little please. Is it as great a field of work as I am told?