If you are trying to figure out what field you want to pursue a career in, I cannot help but think back to something Mike Rowe once talked about regarding college degrees and blue-collar jobs. Following your passion is great, but what if there is no market for your passion? If you want to be successful, and we all have a different way of measuring “success,” the best way to do it is to find a niche that needs to be addressed and become passionate about it rather than the other way around.
Well, we are here to tell you that appliance repair is a niche that needs to be addressed, and you just may find that you can make one heck of a living doing it.
Why Choose a Career in Appliance Repair?
There are only two skills needed to be a successful appliance repair technician. You have to be good with people and you have to be good with your hands. People skills are important, especially if you will be running your own shop. Being good with your hands is where Dyer Appliance Repair Academy comes in. We will give you the skills you need to be successful on that front.
In terms of salary, you may be surprised to know that the majority of appliance repair technicians make as much or more than college graduates. The best technicians earn more than those with a master’s Degree or higher.
According to Forbes, the median earnings of 25-34-year-old workers is:
Associate Degree – $44,100
Bachelor’s Degree – $59,600
Master’s Degree or higher – $69,700
On average, these people are also carrying about $30,000 in student loan debt, according to U.S. News, when they graduate. Keep in mind that is the average of all student loan debt, as those that went on to higher degrees likely have significantly more debt when they graduate.
Compare those numbers to the cost of our academy and average salaries around the country. For starters, if we round up the numbers, our two-week training course will cost you $2,000. You are not going to leave this academy with massive debt, but you will have all the qualifications you need to start working in the industry. Best of all, it will not take you four or six years to get there. You are going to walk out of here in two weeks ready to start your career.
Here in Texas, per the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average salary for an appliance repair technician is $47,390. To dial it in a bit further, technicians in the Dallas-Fort Worth area are pulling down an average salary of $51,470. In the Houston area, the average salary is $47,010.
Texas also happens to be a state offering one of the highest rates of employment in the field. When you consider the growth in transient residents over the last few years, a trend that continues today, this is a field that is exploding with opportunities.