When some people retire, they are excited to have nothing pressing to do anymore. However, other people find that they lack purpose in retirement and need a job to stay busy. Seniors in this position should seriously consider a part-time side hustle as an HVAC technician.
The Schedules Are Open
Seniors enjoying their retirement may not want a job that demands too much of their time. Thankfully, an HVAC repair career provides many different scheduling opportunities. For example, a senior may work as often as they like by taking on multiple jobs during the busiest time of year: summer. However, these seniors may also turn down work if they don't have the time or desire to do it.
As a result, retired individuals can work as much or as little as they want and perform the types of repairs that interest them. Just as important, they can make a surprisingly decent amount of extra money to complement their retirement funds and enjoy a few relaxing vacations from time to time as a result of their hard work.
The Pay Is Good
According to various job statistics, the average HVAC technician makes about $22.00 per hour and around $46,000 every year. Even the lowest paid of HVAC technicians make approximately $27,300 a year. For a retired senior living off a pension or savings, even that level of extra money is going to seem like a massive boost to their account.
In fact, a retired individual may choose to work just enough to balance their accounts every month, using their extra income to pay utility and food costs. In this way, they can balance their budget and provide their children and grandchildren with a sizable inheritance when they pass away. For many seniors, that benefit is one that is hard to ignore.
The Work Is Rewarding
HVAC repair is a unique career because of how rewarding it may feel for many seniors. For example, an HVAC technician may help another retired individual fix their malfunctioning air conditioning during the hottest time of the year. This repair job could literally save a person's life if the temperatures are hot enough during this balmy period.
Just as important, this career path lets a retired individual work with their hands in a career that often requires a skilled understanding of the unique challenges inherent in HVAC repair. Thankfully, learning how to perform this type of work provides retired individuals with the chance to master repair skills that other individuals in their social circle may lack.
The Training Isn't Hard
Retired individuals with a high school diploma or a GED typically have all the education that is necessary for entry-level HVAC repair. However, many may want to go through an apprenticeship period to better learn their skills. Understandably, though, some seniors may have no interest in being an apprentice under someone much younger than them.
That's where HVAC repair education facilities come into play. These experts fully understand how to train somebody for their new career in the HVAC field. They will then do what is necessary to help a retired individual learn all of the unique skills required for this job. The basic training may last only a few months before the senior is ready to get out there working on HVAC repair.
The Teaching Environment Is Relaxed
Individuals in a training program for HVAC repair will typically find the atmosphere is relaxed, welcoming, and even a whole lot of fun. So if you are a retired person looking to make a little extra money on the side, please don't hesitate to contact us at DeHart Plumbing Heating & Air Inc. We can help train you for your new side career and give you a start on this new job direction.