The majority of this country’s workforce is made up of baby-boomers who are all coming up on retirement in almost all industries. What this means is that certain industries and services are going to experience a sudden massive drop in their labor pools, and worst of all when these men and women leave the work force, they are going to take with them decades of experience and on the job knowledge.
For the HVAC industry and related fields, this change in the work force, has the ability to be somewhat dangerous, because many Tech high-schools and trade colleges are not getting as many students as they did in the past. Many high schools and parents are pushing their children towards four-year degree programs, even though a majority of the jobs currently available nationwide do not require a four year degree.
While many may feel a trade school or vocational education is beneath them, the availability of work HVAC compared to say the job prospects of a college graduate with a English or History degree seems to be painting a different picture.
The HVAC and related service industries represent steady growth and have for almost three decades. With an increase in demand for professionals the service industry and the growing number of college graduates with limited to no job prospects, one doesn’t need a degree in economics to see what should be very obvious.
The heating and cooling industry represents tremendous potential for young people of all types in this country, whether they want to be entrepreneurs, technicians, or even the marketing side of HVAC. Instead of worrying about back breaking college loans, working two even three jobs to pay for college, many young people would be well advised to consider a career in HVAC…..