I am based in Melbourne, Australia. So I know that advice from America might not be too applicable for me. But anyhow, here is my story:
I have around eight years carpentry and joinery experience and I now run a successful Hempcrete contracting business. I have had an idea for a while about possibly studying Building Design part time with a view to slowly migrate into that without throwing my current lucrative business away.
The reasons I’m wanting a change/What I actually desire:
\-Hempcrete will become automated/panellised
\-I’ll get too old and slow down onsite
\-I want a job where i can be at home with my family (when I make one) instead of travelling long distances
\-I have a good self taught knowledge of building science and have positioned myself quite well as a Hempcrete Expert in my region, I feel like I could somehow capitalise on this moreso???
Issues with building Design:
\- I’m not a natural designer (I understand buildings well so would pick up the technical aspect fast)
\- I love leading a team, doing group problem solving. Will I just be at home working alone?
\-Do they not earn much money? I would specialize in Hempcrete homes and so would have a good niche
\-Some kind of green building consultant, which certificiations would I need?
\-Construction project manager. They are overworked from what I’ve seen
\-Any job where there is a good portion of WFH, autonomy, group problem solving, consulting, sharing knowledge about the green construction industry.
Thanks in advance.