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Exploring a Career in the HVAC Industry

by on September 10th, 2019 in Articles News


It’s no secret that choosing a job in the trades is a smart career choice. Research from Explore the Trades shows that trade jobs are high-growth and offer high wages. HVAC is a rising star in the trades industry. The tremendous growth rate and excellent pay makes it an attractive option for any skilled worker. Our cheat sheet will help you determine if this is a career path for you!

WHO: Who Makes a Great HVAC Technician?

A review of the career field shows that HVAC Technicians typically do not need a college degree. It is possible to receive credentials by taking short-term certification classes. It is a plus, if you have previous experience with a variety of power tools or electrical systems is a plus.

WHAT: What Do HVAC Technicians Do?

According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), you can expect to work installing, maintaining and repairing heating and cooling systems for buildings ranging from homes, schools, major factories, and industrial buildings. Specific tasks vary from using blueprints to set up a system to inspection and replacement of worn or broken parts.

WHERE: Where Do HVAC Technicians Work?

Data reports show that HVAC technicians have very steady employment working for manufacturers, contractors, and construction companies. In addition, approximately 10%  of technicians are self-employed. An interesting new career possibility in the field is the growth of nanotechnology and similar precision-based work which relies on HVAC systems  to keep their workrooms consistant.

WHY: Why Should I Become An HVAC Technician?

With average wages of over $45,000 and the nationwide addition of nearly 40,000 new jobs by 2024, there has never been a better time to launch your career as an HVAC Technician.

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