Getting a paycheck every week and working a job is one thing. We all know that jobs are something most people simply must have. Though jobs are very important a career is much more important. Finding a career that you enjoy and something that you love to do is not something that many individuals have the chance to say that they have done. If you are looking for more than a job and want a career that you can advance in and something that you can do for the rest of your life heating ventilation and air conditioning might be something that is right for you.
There are many different things that you can do in order to get your certificate as a heating ventilation and air conditioning mechanic. If you are not a true student and do not learn well in a classroom setting then you can consider one of two things. The first thing for you to consider is the option of becoming an apprentice under a certified and licensed heating ventilation and air conditioning technician and learn under his supervision. This might take a little bit longer but in the end you will take a test and receive the same certification as you would if you enrolled in a program. A second option for you is to enroll in an online program that you can complete in the comfort of your own home. These programs can take up to a year or so to complete depending on how many classes you take a time.
The general salary for heating ventilation and air conditioning mechanics is approximately $39,150. Salaries can increase generously with overtime hours. Make sure you inquire about the availability of overtime when interviewing for a position.
Figures courtesy of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Employment & Wages database.