Personally I don’t think it’s fair that high school kids have to decide about their futures when they don’t know anything.
The reason this country is plagued with student loan debt is that all these dumb kids were pushed into attending expensive colleges.
Once upon a time very few people had college degrees, but now they are so commonplace and easy to get that they carry very little value. I thank my lucky stars that I chose trade school instead of going to the university. HVAC work might not be glamorous, but it pays well, it’s steady work, and best of all I didn’t have to go into horrific debt for my education. Trade school costs a fraction of what college costs, and I was able to start working for a local HVAC contractor long before I finished my schooling. It took two and a half years before I had secured my HVAC certification, but I worked the entire time. Think about it – while most of my peers were still in college, I had finished trade school and already had over two years of experience in the HVAC industry! I was learning the entire time, both in the classroom and in the field, and after certification I was ready to be a full time HVAC tech. One other thing that I feel is important about this process, is that although the HVAC certification classes cost money, it is very reasonable. You won’t have to go into debt or break the bank to study HVAC work, it is affordable for most people.