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  1. #1
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    Advice for starting a second career in my 40s

    I知 starting my 2nd career as an hvac tech and I知 in my early 40s...any advice on how to make this my final career or advice in general.

    Thanks

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    At that age id start in controls if possible. Less stress on your body.

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    Take care of your body if it last’s you can learn. Expect at least five years before anyone trusts you as a tech.
    Honeywell you can buy better but you cant pay more

    I told my wife when i die to sell my fishing stuff for what its worth not what i told her i paid for it

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    I would like to get into the contracting side of the trade after a few years to save the body

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    You don't say where you are at. Many places in takes 4 to 6 years of training and work experience to be a contractor. It can take 4 to 5 years just to become knowledgable of most aspects, Still learin new stuff after decades

    Nothin wrong changing carreers in your forties you still have lots of time left

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    I知 in Oklahoma with what I致e ready on the construction industry website i can go to school for a year work about 1 to 2 years then sit for the contractors exam

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    welcome, hope it work for you and good luck

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    Thank you

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