Although I did very well in high school, it was not something I enjoyed.
- Due to my natural intelligence and ability to get along with people, my teachers all started pushing me into applying for college.
They told me that to really succeed in life I would need a college degree. They were trying to be encouraging and supportive, but they actually pushed me towards doing something that I had no interest in doing. The truth is that when I looked at the facts and figures, I realized that a college degree is no longer a wise investment. A much smarter move was to become HVAC certified, and start making a great salary while avoiding all that nasty student loan debt. Having a degree from an esteemed university is all about status, and I knew that with an HVAC certification I could make more money in my career than with a fancy degree. I didn’t need status, I needed stability, and by some simple market research I saw that the HVAC industry had been growing steadily for decades and showed no signs of slowing down. If I was going to learn a trade it needed to be in a grown industry like HVAC, because that would almost guarantee future job opportunities. I have heard from friends and relatives that I was “too smart” to go into HVAC work, and that I should be going to college. I always tell them that being smart was why I chose not to go to college! HVAC work was the smart choice for me, they will realize that one day.