Two of the most common questions that I get asked are how did I become an appliance repair tech? And how do you become an appliance repair tech? For me personally, my origin story is a little bit unique. I needed a job. A coworker of mine was already working for this company and gave me a really good reference. And my company really, really needed techs at the time. They hired me with zero experience, mostly because I had a lot of customer service background. And then I did six months of shadowing training and we all do ongoing manufacturer training. Luckily, I'm the kind of person that's really good at learning on the go. But if you're interested in becoming an appliance repair tech, that's not how I would recommend doing it. I would recommend going to a trade school for it. There are just a lot of things that you can learn at a trade school that are way more difficult to learn on the job.
Now, they didn't ask me to make this video. I actually asked them. I'm sure you guys have noticed that a lot of my appliance repair videos are sponsored by Fred's Appliance Academy. So if you're looking to get into appliance repair, they're actually a pretty good option. Even aside from this being a sponsored video, I really do believe in them as a company. If that's something you think you might be interested in, they offer a three-week on-campus class and they also offer online classes you can take at your own pace. There are definitely other appliance schools out there. So do your research and choose what's best for you. But overall, I would recommend at least a little bit of training before you get into the industry. It'll save you a lot of the headaches that I had to go through.