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    job outlook

    does anyone know how this industry will look say in the next 3 to 4 years.

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    Well i dont know about the us but in canada in the next 5 to 10 years alot of the guys will be ready to retire. So i feel that there will be alot of oppourtunties in the future.

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    I don't think anyone could predict that with any certainty. I personally think it will be much more involved in being more involved in the "whole house approach" or "whole building approach". I think the whole energy movement stuff (BPI, RESNET) energy auditing is persuading more & more HVAC contractors to get involved in treating the whole building (insulation, air sealing, reflective roof shingles, solar power) rather than just slapping in a replacement system based on what was previously there. I've seen the change in this site just since I've been a member.
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    thats a plus i was just reading how alot of americans are going out of the states for emloyment opps maybe i will do the same also

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    In NW Indiana 2 yrs ago when the new construction went dead the outlook was will be better in 2 yrs. Its far worse than better. Banks here aren't letting go of money easy even to qualified people with everything in order. Its come full circle when I started mid 80's. If you can fix stuff you have a job. Anything much else that came along was just a bonus.

    I shifted from so much new construction to concentrating on service before things fell down. The bad side was the guys that only know new construction I no longer kept. The line is long with installers and nothing to do or no job here.
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    In 10 years a mechanical tech and his tools will be worth more than a doctors degree.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sweat hog View Post
    In 10 years a mechanical tech and his tools will be worth more than a doctors degree.
    I sure hope that is the truth!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sweat hog View Post
    In 10 years a mechanical tech and his tools will be worth more than a doctors degree.
    Providing we're all still here in 10 years.
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    From what I'm studying in school, with R22 being phased out there's going to be alot more work. Plus many old units will be due for replacement.

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    Things are lookin good http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos192.htm

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