Becoming an HVAC technician was definitely not worth it.
When I decided to become an HVAC technician, I was promised things that definitely did not end up happening. If I would have known what it would be like to be an HVAC technician back then, I probably would have never become an HVAC technician. Honestly, I just do not like working as an HVAC technician. Working as an HVAC technician is no fun. I do not enjoy constantly fixing HVAC units, and sometimes, fixing the HVAC units means that you have to spend a lot of time in an attic or a crawl space underneath the house. However, I decided to become an HVAC technician regardless of all of that because they promised us great benefits if we became an HVAC technician. For instance, if I became an HVAC technician, I would not have to pay a dime for my training. Instead, the HVAC company would actually pay for all of our training to become an HVAC technician. Also, since HVAC companies are in high demand, I would be able to find a great job as an HVAC technician no matter where I was. However, they did not tell me that the reason that they can afford to pay for your training to become an HVAC technician and the reason that they are constantly trying to hire HVAC technicians is that HVAC technicians are not paid very well and they don’t have a lot of benefits. I have been working as an HVAC technician for a while, and I regret my decision. Sure, I make enough money to pay my bills, but it definitely wasn’t the wealth that they made it out to be.