My teenage son thinks he wants to become an HVAC technician.
He is really good at fixing things and he likes to work with his hands.
He always has. When he was younger, he would take apart broken electronics and appliances and half of the time he would even fix them, with no training at all. I can imagine what he could do with an HVAC unit and a little training. He would do a great job! But I’m sure the job of HVAC technician deals with a lot more than just repairing an HVAC system.I can imagine that the job could be stressful, especially for someone like my son. He’s friendly enough but he’s not much of a people person and he doesn’t always do well under pressure. I can imagine him fumbling a job because the customer was watching. Like me, my son does his worst work when he is being watched. And, I’m also pretty sure that my son would have to deal with unhappy people on a daily basis. Having a broken HVAC unit is upsetting, and some people may take their frustrations out on the HVAC technician, I am sure. And then there are times when my son would have to be on call for emergency services, and I know that he won’t like that. I don’t want to discourage my son from becoming an HVAC technician, but, I want to make sure that he is totally aware of what the job entails before I pay the money for his tuition at the vocational-technical college. I’m still trying to figure out the best way to do that.