Now that I’m 45, I often look back on the decisions that I made back in college because I did what most people do. I graduated from high school, got a part-time job in the summer, then went away to college. I lived in a dorm for two years and then in an house with friends for three more years. When I graduated, I went out and looked for a professional position. The only problem was, with my major in psychology, all of the jobs seemed to be taken already! I ended up now working in a boutique as retail manager for years before I found a job that involved what I went to college to do. Hindsight gives you perfect vision. I now wish that when I graduated from high college that I had gone to a technical college to learn the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning trade. That might sound odd. I have learned that heating and A/C is a field that is constantly increasing, growing and evolving. Heating and A/C technicians seems to enjoy it. It also seems like it would be a particularly exciting industry to work in. In my opinion when you think about it, there’s never going to be a shortage of work. I mean, from now until kingdom come, people are constantly going to need their gas furnaces ran tests on fixed. People are constantly going to want air conditioning in the summertime and the air conditioning is constantly going to breakdown from time to time! The best thing about it is the cost of heating and A/C education. It doesn’t cost that much to become proficient at heating and cooling work. So your student loans don’t end up being as much as a traditional college at all.