This post is written specifically for the 20-something kid who’s just finished college and have no idea what they want to do with their lives.
There are some professions they could get into for a high income; hedge fund manager, medical sales, brain surgeon, etc. There are also professions that help society but the pay is minimal; school teacher, social worker, admin at a non-profit, etc.
The other factor is whether that job you learn now will be around as technology becomes more advanced… many jobs have been eliminated by technology; Blockbuster store manager, travel agent, highway toll collector, the list goes on…
If you get into the solar business you can help society AND make a decent income.
For the next 4 decades the solar biz will need installers and electricians, crew leaders, sales people, sales trainers, accountants, warehouse managers and general managers. Those jobs are all on the install side of the business, even if the panels and inverters are shipped in from overseas there will be many LOCAL jobs that can’t be outsourced.
LESS THAN 1% of the residential and commercial market has solar on the roof nationwide, our potential clients are anyone with a roof and a monthly electric bill!
I should add that solar is now cheaper each month than paying the local electric company… panel prices dropped until 2016, and now have leveled off.
As the Sales Director for Tampa Bay Solar I’m going to hire talented salespeople for the next 30 years at least, and many will earn a solid six-figure income IF they are willing to put the work in to learn the business. I’m encouraging all my sales reps to learn about solar by going on install a few days each week while they also learn how to sell.
My goal is to build my sales team to $1 mil per month in gross sales, and we’ll get there soon.
TampaBaySolar.com is also hiring installers, electricians and crew chiefs… with open positions for the next decade or so….
Don’t stay in a stagnant industry, jump into solar and be a part of the future!
May 21, 2018