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After graduating high school, I had a very hard time deciding what to do with my life. I don’t mind working and I would love to move out of my parent’s house and get a place of my own, I just need to figure out a few details first. After researching a bunch of different types of trades, I have decided that heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) is the right path for me. Everything I’ve read about HVAC sounds interesting. Plus the pay is supposed to be great. However, I am really not sure the best way to get into the field. I can either go to school to get certification in HVAC, or I can do an apprenticeship at a local HVAC company. Hands on training would be great, but I feel like school training will give me a more comprehensive overview of the HVAC industry and leave me with a few more options. Of course, schooling costs money and I don’t really want to take out student loans if I can avoid it. I supposed I could try to work part time for an HVAC company while simultaneously going to school. Working while going to school in HVAC might help me hammer down the concepts faster. But it also may be a bit overwhelming. I am meeting with a career counselor on Monday to find out what he recommends and how much the certification program would really cost me. I am excited that I have made a choice finally about my career, but really terrified of what’s to come next.