As a senior in high school, I was assigned a career research project in a field of my choosing. Since I’ve never really wanted to go to a four-year school or work at a desk job, I looked into trade schools. I settled on researching the HVAC profession and was quite intrigued at what knowledge I acquired. Essentially, an HVAC professional works on the component that controls the temperature and quality of air in homes, schools, office buildings and factories. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has indicated that employment in the HVAC industry is expected to grow at a faster rate than the average for all occupations. Apart from the continued service and update of HVAC systems, environmental problems are causing many buildings to switch to newer energy-saving heating and air conditioner systems. The training required for HVAC professionals can take two unique paths. One is to complete a degree from a technical or trade school. The other is to learn the trade through an apprenticeship. I liked both of those options, which is why my research became so interesting. The apprenticeship route requires an individual to spend three to five years of training, have a high school degree, and pass a drug test. The largest benefit of taking this route to become an HVAC professional is that you acquire currency while you’re learning the trade. Or you could get training through a trade school or community school, with the official program lasting between six months and two years. This option might interest those who don’t need to make currency while receiving the required training. So but I was bit aggravated when the career research assignment was given, now I’m absolutely glad that I found a career that is entirely wonderful.