A huge demand exists for people in skilled trades, especially in HVAC and plumbing. There are many misconceptions about these careers. Some think they are low-paying, dirty, and dangerous. However, nothing could be further from the truth. Skilled trades are often some of the most rewarding and lucrative careers available.
There are many reasons people turn towards the blue-collar trades for a rewarding career. They allow you to learn through hands-on experience while getting paid and building a stable career path.
Here are 5 reasons to consider a career in the skilled trades:
1. There’s No Shortage of Work
One of the many reasons is job security. If you have the skills, experience, and training you’ll be in high demand. The high level of technical skill needed for these jobs means there will always be demand and greater job security compared to many other industries.
2. You Don’t Need to Invest In Expensive Education
It is common for students to go to college after graduation. However, the trades is a great option for those not interested in attending school and looking for a different path. After high school, you can apply for a formal vocational program at a trade school in the specific trade that you want. If you work at CW Suter Services, we have an in-house training program (Suter University) where we give you all the tools and training to be successful in the HVAC and plumbing fields. You can start earning money right away with hand-on experience and learning.
After attending college, most are left with massive loads of debt and without a guaranteed job. This is not the case with a trade. Training is usually either relatively affordable or free for a trade depending on the route that you decide to take.
3. There Are Many Opportunities for Advancement
A trade can lead to many opportunities for advancement throughout your career such as a Journeyman or Project Manager. With some training to become a Journeyman, it will pay off in the long run when you will be more confident within your work, receive a pay increase, and take on more of a manager role in the field.
4. There’s High Earning Potential
How much you earn in your career can depend on how much training you receive, how much experience you have, and more. The pay for blue-collar jobs is increasing and will continue to increase as the demand increases. If you’re looking for a well-paying career with a great benefits package, the skilled trades are definitely worth considering.
5. There’s a High Sense of Satisfaction
Completing a project that people will not only use, but make their lives better can give tradesman high self-satisfaction. Every day is a new challenge and you will always have work to be completed to keep you busy.
High satisfaction can be due to the high pay and great benefits, as well as personal pride knowing how to fix and build things that’s beneficial to know that most don’t.
HVAC and Plumbing Career Opportunities
If a career in HVAC or plumbing interests you, give us a call today at 712-252-3007 or fill out this application online. At CW Suter Services, you will be able to apply your talent and knowledge in an environment that values teamwork, integrity and diversity. CW Suter Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a supporter of the National Career Readiness Certificate.
We are always looking for qualified, experienced and positive HVAC and plumbing pros to join our team. If you have experience, especially as a service technician, we encourage you to apply with us!