February 18, 2021
Skilled Workers vs. College Grads: Who Earns Faster?One of the main concerns that parents and students have when it comes to trade school is future earning potential. A recent article from HVAC.com explains the job outlook of skilled workers by saying:
The average annual pay for an HVAC technician in the United States is $49,234. Annual salaries can be as high as $74,000 or as low as $24,500, but most range from $39,500 to $56,500…HVAC salaries have the potential to greatly increase over time as technicians gain real-world experience and skills that make them invaluable to their employers.A college education has its benefits, but the route is not for everyone. Many students want to avoid being responsible for student loan debt which can last decades into their working life. The average cost of a four-year bachelor’s degree at a university is $170,960 (and years of interest), while most HVAC certificates only cost between $1,200 and $15,000. It’s easy to see why many students take the skilled worker route when you consider the price difference along with the fact that trade school certifications allow two extra working years during your prime.
Start Building Relationships with Potential Employers NowWhether you’re a high school graduate or have already begun taking steps toward a skilled trades career, it’s never too early to start connecting with potential future employers in your area. Building these relationships now can help you gain experience and even secure a job when the time is right. Create your free profile today to start connecting with potential employers.