Choosing a Career in HVAC or Plumbing
Choosing a career in HVAC or plumbing provides you with a fulfilling career where you can combine knowledge and innovation with the ability to create and build with your hands. It also offers tremendous benefits and career potential. Show me some facts…
Becoming a plumber offers you amazing earnings potential. It also offers you the potential to carve your own career path with great opportunities for advancement for hard working individuals. Plumbing is one of the fastest growing jobs in the U.S. The Bureau of Labor Statistics show the plumbing field is expected to grow 12% by 2024. That’s a higher than average growth for occupations. Plumbing also offers a secure job, as plumbing services will always be in demand. Homeowners will always need somebody to fix their leaks, drips, and clogs. Plumbers are also not at risk of losing their jobs to machines and plumbing can’t be outsourced overseas.
The future is also bright for an HVAC technician. Job growth within the HVAC field is one of the greatest factors in deciding to move forward with a career as an HVAC technician. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that the HVAC field will experience growth of 14%, which is much faster than the average for all occupations. This faster than average growth means HVAC techs will be in high demand which gives you more job security as well as a growing salary.
One of Bonney’s first plumbers, Dwayne K. offers this advice, “You can get a degree, but, there’s so many people out there vying for the same degree that when we need people to come to our homes and fix things we can’t find them”.
Dwayne added, “There’s real good money in plumbing and HVAC…real good money. If you plan right, you can retire before you get too old and live a good life. Also, if you have a plumbing or HVAC problem, you can fix it yourself…I never have to call anybody!”
Learning how to install a water heater or an air conditioning unit can, and often does lead to a fulfilling career, balanced life, and better than average pay. Also, there’s simply no downside to learning a trade like plumbing or HVAC.
You’ll also get to wear a cool toolbelt!