Is appliance repair a good field?
Ok, so I’m really good at taking things apart and fixing them. I’ve fixed almost every broken down/malfunctioning appliance on my own for the past 6 or so years.( properly, not jimmy rigged). I.e.= fridge, dishwasher, washing machine, 2 tv’s, and even my xbox 360. I’ve also done some wiring and plumbing around the house. I’m 28 and have no “real” experience. My question is this. Is there a demand for repair men and would it be worth the almost two year course and a few grand? Im afraid I won’t be taken seriously as I’m not as old or seasoned as most repair men. I’m looking to put my life in a new direction. What do you guys think?
James Conley answers:
I CAN tell you this for certain: trade schools are the biggest rip off on the planet. I drove a truck for over 25 years, but have always been fascinated by refrigeration, and, like you have always been able to fix just about anything. When trucking was done with me I decided to get the schooling for HVAC. I did my homework and found that the students coming out of the ATI’s & ITT’s and other alphabet soup named schools could not troubleshoot problems and couldn’t do the work!!
Plus these “trade schools” are not accredited hours and indeed are not taken seriously by the trades. On top of that they steal money from the government and don’t have to account for it at all… They apply for and get thousands of dollars per student (even if you are a self-pay tuition) and have made millions & millions off guys exactly like you and didn’t teach a damn thing.
I went to my local community college. It’s worth every penny, it’s actually accredited hours (so if you ever want to go back it will all count), and having the degree is nice too….
The courses necessary for HVAC cover electricity and refrigeration as it applies to appliance repair. One of the semesters was dedicated to small appliances. (small being considered refrigerators and window unit a/c’s and the like)
The BEST thing you can do is get some sage advice from someone IN the business. Go directly to a commercial service outfit and talk to the owner. He will tell you what courses to take. There is only ONE way to get the experience: years of working in the trade. I’m quite sure someone in the trade will be happy to have you come on board….. The service company owner just might sponsor you and be your “counselor” for your education.
Yes, its worth getting the proper training & education. You said you are 28…. I would give ANYTHING to have made this decision back when I was 28. I didn’t do it until I was 45….. But now I am the only college graduate in my whole family. 🙂
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I’m 14, Love music, A guy, Straight, Single, i have a phone, Freshman, Flirty ;), and have an awesome sense of humor
James Conley answers:
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Which is the best to get into nowadays?
Making a career or of these and salary, which pays the highest and is the best in demand to get into?
•Air transportation services
•Aquaculture operations and production management
•Auto/automotive body repair
•Building/property maintenance and management
•Business machine repair
•Cabinet making and millworking
•Clothing, apparel, and textile work and management
•Commercial garment and apparel services
•Communication systems installation and repair
•Computer installation and repair
•Conservation and renewable natural resources
•Crop production operations and management
•Dry cleaning and laundering (Commercial)
•Fishing technology/commercial fishing
•Graphic and printing equipment operation
•Greenhouse operations and management
•Heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration
•Home furnishings and equipment installation and consultation
•Horticulture services operations and management
•Industrial machinery maintenance and repair
•Instrument calibration and repair
•Landscaping operations and management
•Locksmithing and safe repair
•Major appliance installation and repair
•Marine maintenance and ship repair
•Masonry and tile setting
•Nursery operations and management
•Ornamental horticulture operations and management
•Painting and wall covering
•Plumbing and pipe fitting
•Precision metal working
•Sheet metal working
•Shoe, boot, and leather repair
•Small engine mechanical and repair services
•Stationary energy sources installation and operation
•Tool and die making/technology
•Transportation and materials moving
•Vehicle and equipment operation
•Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanical and repair services
•Watch, clock, and jewelry repair
•Water transportation services
•Window treatment making and installation
James Conley answers:
Show, boot, and leather repair is very good
and also agriculture
locksmithing is fabulous as well
Of course, this is the fantasy sports section, so I may have no idea what I’m talking about
Try this sections next time
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