Appliance Repair: A Recession-Proof Job

Fred's Appliance Academy
February 13, 2019

Choosing a career can be a daunting task. There are a wide variety of factors to take into consideration. It can be overwhelming to weigh all the elements like the cost of education, versus how much you can make both as a starting salary, and over time as you gain more experience in your field. Let’s face it, a college education is costly, and not everyone wants to dedicate that amount of time and energy into a degree that may not give them the return they were hoping they could get. Couple that with the fact that not everyone dreams of going to college, it can leave you wondering just what to do. 

Trade and vocational schools

When it comes to finding a way to make a living when you’re not interested in traditional college trade and vocational schools can be the right answer for those of you that just don’t feel like spending the next 4-6 years earning a degree that might leave you in debt, with little to show for it. Trade schools provide specialized training in fields that are almost guaranteed never to disappear, take for instance appliance repair. Appliances are in residential homes, and businesses big and small, in both the public and private sector, and many of these are big-ticket items that most people and even companies can’t just replace. These appliances need repair, and that is a job you can’t outsource because someone has to come in and provide the service on location. The Bureau of Labor Statisticsconsiders appliance repair a field with high employment.

Job security and sustainability

Job security and durability are two of the most significant factors on the minds of people when choosing what field to study.  While no job is completely recession-proof, there are indeed options out that that will fare much better during any economic up and down. Recently, Investopedia named appliance repair as a field that can thrive during a recession. There aren’t a whole lot o jobs that can boast that fact, but it makes fiscal sense: people don’t want to pay tons of money for a new appliance when they can fix the ones they own.

Appliance repair training

When looking to be trained for appliance repair, you want to attend a school with a credible reputation that offers certifications. Schools such as Fred’s Appliance Academy offer the chance to earn your certification in areas such as:

  • Basic appliance repair course, a three-week course 
  • Basic refrigeration course, a one-week course
  • Basic laundry course, a one-week course

During the basic appliance repair courses, the breakdown looks like:

  • Learning appliance electrical theory which includes understanding how electricity moves through homes and appliances, and learning how to read wiring diagrams
  • A week spent on refrigeration, which provides for studying proper electrical and plumbing requirements
  • Analyzing gas and electric ranges 
  • Learning about dishwasher repair, including proper installation and plumbing requirements
  • Learning about top load and front load washers
  • Studying dryers, including gas and electric
  • Learning how to repair microwaves

More than appliance repair

Fred’s Appliance Academy prides itself on being more than just a place to learn how to fix appliances. During your course, you will learn how to create a successful career for herself by treating not only the appliance but learning customer service skills that will last a lifetime. You will also learn how to use technology to your advantage, as well as how to look up parts. Also, Fred’s Appliance Academy provides housing for every course so you while you’re on campus you’re able to focus on every aspect of appliance repair.Be prepared for whatever the future economy holds and contact us to find out how you can get enrolled in one of our appliance repair courses.

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