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Do you regret becoming some type of mechanic in anyway?

I don't know 100% if this is what I want
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Harvey’s Answer

Hello,

This is a rather broad question and the answers will change depending on the type of mechanic that you speak with. I used to be an aircraft mechanic/electrician and while I do not regret my time in the field there were definitely some things that were unpleasant while doing the job and some people might find as a reason not to pursue that path. Following is a list of some of the more troublesome things I have encountered while working on aircraft: Working long hours to get the aircraft fixed on time (10-14 hours a day a times); Working after hours/weekends as needed; Working outside in the snow(winter)/heat(summer) all day; Going long periods of not having an active job to work on; The physical strain the job takes on your body (moving heavy tool boxes/equipment). I really did enjoy my time working on the aircraft but there were points in time where it was very hard doing the work and I wish I had taken an office job instead (working on top of an aircraft in the middle of winter with snow on the wings, while you try to reach into a cavity, without gloves because you need your dexterity, to fix a part).
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Patrick’s Answer

You will never regret learning about mechanics. I Have worked on construction equipment, generators, motorcycles, trucks/cars, and UTV. From small engines to large it is a skill that will always be valuable. However, mechanics is much more than automobiles or planes. I have build structures and destroyed structures using mechanics.

Definition of mechanics (Websters Dictionary)
1: a branch of physical science that deals with energy and forces and their effect on bodies
2: the practical application of mechanics to the design, construction, or operation of machines or tools
3: mechanical or functional details or procedure
the mechanics of the brain

There are so many fields of mechanics. I suggest you find what you are passionate about and find ways to get involved and learn.

It can be hard work but it also rewarding physically, mentally, and financially.

Patrick recommends the following next steps:

Try to get a local repair shop to let you become an apprentice.
Local groups that share the same passion
Take online courses/video to learn mechanical theory
Get a project to work on. Start small.
Have fun
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