There are so many choices available to a person who likes fixing things. When it came to a career choice I was torn between my love of cars and making a good living. Sure, a mechanic can make a good buck, but, you have to either open your own shop or work for someone else, not to mention the cost of all the tools and equipment. My other choice was to take classes and go to work for my friend in his HVAC business. He told me that if I put in the time and effort, he would make me a full partner. This sounded great!. He has built a reputation with his clients and they have been spreading the word about his great service. This means that he is in need of additional people to keep up with demands. The classes at the local college will take about six months to complete and I can work at his place during that time to gain on site experience. I am really excited about my future in the HVAC industry and maybe one day I can have a shop of my own. For now, I will settle for a partnership and being half owner. The money I will save on a four year degree will allow me to buy into the business too which will give me more credibility with my friend and our clients. If you, or someone you know, are looking for a hands on career with great earning potential, you may want to consider one in the HVAC industry too. The growth in this field is amazing and new technology comes out each year so it is never boring.