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Being your own boss sounds ideal, right? Many people pursue trades training in the hopes of one day opening their own business.
Electrician students are no different. There is tremendous opportunity in specialty contracting, and if you have the right skillset, there's no limit to how successful you can become as an entrepreneur.
Image credit: Eli Duke
The difference between residential and commercial plumbing is always a hot topic for debate—after all, pipes are pipes, right? Well, not exactly.
While it's true that commercial and residential work do share certain attributes, there are key elements that set these work environments apart for plumbers.
Planning to enroll in an electrician program? Have you given any thought to what environment you'd like to work in, or areas in which you'd like to specialize, as you progress in your career?
Electricians work in several different domains: domestic, commercial, and industrial. Each path comes with its own unique challenges, technical demands, and specialized skills.
A plumber diagnoses the source of a leaky pipe (image courtesy of Ocean Yamaha)
HVAC technicians monitor the refrigeration weight and pressure of a chiller in order to correctly recharge the unit (image source)
If a client calls complaining about an air conditioner or heat pump not working properly, a refrigerant leak is one possible source of the problem.
Not only do refrigerant leaks impair system performance, waste money, and hurt the environment, they're also poisonous to humans.