I'm currently at a crossroad in my career. I have been a machinist for the past 18 yrs and make about 48,000 to 52,000 a year. My dilema is that this field is dying out in america. Everything is being outsourced to China and Mexico. My thinking is to get into a service industry like HVAC but my concern is,what do HVAC companies think of people straight out of a hvac school,are these hvac schools any good at preparing people for the workfoce,what does someone with no workforce experience start at as far as salary. Also, what can I achieve in this field and how long would it take me to become a top paid HVAC TECH.