Perhaps YOU Should Learn Small Engine Repair
Here are some arguments for why you may want to learn small engine repair as a job or a new business venture.

Some may view learning small engine repair to be a less worthy pursuit than engineering or becoming a doctor. But neither the work, the environment, nor the financial gain can be judged by the title. Happiness is not derived from financial status or job status. It is enjoyment of what you do.

On the CUE blog about learning, blogger Mark Dohn pointed out that, “We have to accept that a BA or a Master’s degree may not be a sign of economic success. We need to redefine what our perception of success for our children is. Maybe success should be defined as being a productive part of one one’s community and of society in general.”

“Employers with skilled jobs to fill are unable to find applicants with the necessary qualifications or skills. Conversely, there are many students today that have successfully completed a four-year degree but are either under or unemployed.”

— Mark Dohn

Whether it’s the value of the contribution to the community, or the value of the vocation, small engine repair jobs check the value boxes. It’s rewarding.

No Guarantees
Granted: Small engine repair jobs are probably more readily available, or easier to create. Also granted: A white collar degree doesn’t guarantee a good career for many grads.

It’s not guaranteed that a professional degree leads to financial prosperity. It’s also not guaranteed that small engine repair jobs will not necessarily lead to financial prosperity. Even if you can’t get a job in this field, you could just start a new small engine repair business of your own. Barriers to entry are relatively low, once you know how to fix these kinds of machines.

Others argue that one’s profession must appeal to their REAL happiness and not be based upon finances. For many small engine repair mechanics who gain great happiness from working with their hands; from figuring out how things work; dismantling and re-assembling motors and parts IS happiness. It can happen to be rather financially rewarding too. Why? Well because there are millions of people out there buying outdoor power equipment. Those tools don’t last forever. It is often more cost efficient to buy small engine parts and repair a small engine, than to buy new equipment. Who’s going to fix the machines if nobody has learned small engine repair?

Little motors in outdoor power equipment aren’t exactly fragile. They do operate at high heat and take a beating though. So they don’t last forever. Small gas engines are everywhere and have tons of uses. You find them in home and industrial outdoor tools like lawn mowers, tillers, cultivators, trimmers, edgers, snowblowers, chain saws, pumps, generators, air compressors, cutoff saws, and others. Parts for small engines and outdoor power equipment in general are easy and cheap to come by.

2 + 2
Putting two and two together, there’s a large opportunity for one who is mechanically inclined, to profit and stay busy and happy.

Fixes for trained individuals are not terribly difficult. They are sometimes time consuming though. Parts? Many people scratch their head when smoke billows out of their equipment. ” Where can I buy small engine repair parts?” They wonder. Well outdoor power equipment aftermarket parts are readily available. Any small engine repair books can tell you how to install them too. Small engine repair cost? Let’s just say, it’s usually worth it to fix instead of replace.
Small engine repair DIY is your thing?

There’s nothing really stopping you from turning it into a career. Take an outdoor power equipment repair course and maybe even start your own outdoor power equipment repair business. Lots of small engine repair classes are out there — probably in your vicinity.

I have prepared this nice presentation for you, depicting the four reasons why you should learn small engine repair.
1. Job Value
2. Easy to Learn
3. Job Availability
4. Business Difficulty
5. Parts Availability

If small engine repair and tinkering is your thing;
If you like working with your hands;
If you don’t mind gettin’ dirty;
If working with tools makes you happy;

Then you should learn small engine repair.