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As with any life decision, the answer lies within the question. Or questions in this case.Need a job? Try the HVAC industry where employers need 20,000 employees RIGHT NOW!
If you don’t really know where to start and you think this type of training might offer a new career path for you, first ask yourself these questions:
How do I know if I’m a “fit” in the HVAC-R industry?
- Are you good with your hands?
- Do you like working with your hands
- How do you feel about frequently having face-to-face conversations?
- Do you take extra precautions when using potentially dangerous equipment or facing potentially dangerous situations?
- Are you good at making decisions on your own?
- How do you feel about talking on the telephone?
- Are you able to work in sometimes tight spaces?
- Which do you prefer: a desk job or a job that requires you to be physically active?
- Can others count on you when you’re expected to be somewhere?
- How do you get along with others?
- How do you feel about taking on new challenges?
- Do you like your work to be structured or do you prefer to make things up as you go through your day?
- Are you an honest person?
- How do you respond to stressful situations?
Can you see what I’m going for here? This is the type of work where you need strong technical skills coupled with friendly people skills. It’s a unique combination, but since you’d be dealing with all types of customers on any given day, the better your customer service the faster you can repair the technical issues.
Once you feel like this might be the career for you, contact a real life technician and ask him the pros and cons of the job.
Specifically, talk with one who’s been in the business for awhile to get all the facts. This is a pretty big life change, and often it’s an industry where technicians remain until retirement. In fact, right now there is a shortage of “20,000 techs” as the older population reaches retirement age.
If there are jobs as HVAC-R technicians in this time of such high unemployment, why aren’t more people flocking to the trade?
According to Mike Moore, Director of Training and one of the founders of HVAC Learning Solutions, the information just isn’t getting out there about the demand. High schools and career fairs provide little material about what HVAC is and does. The HVAC dealers and trade associations need to band together and create an educational campaign and comprehensive plan to draw attention to the shortage.
With a little research and a few self-inventory questions you could find yourself starting a whole new life. This is a career where the opportunity is plentiful and where they are actively seeking people who want to work. If you ask the right questions you’ll certainly get the right answers.
The Colorado Springs campus offers this Associate of Occupational Studies Degree, designed to be completed in 18 months. Click on this link for more info: https://www.intelliteccollege.com/career-training-programs/technical-trades/hvac-refrigeration-technician.php