If you have recently graduated from high school or you are looking to make a career change, considering a job in heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system (HVAC) is a great idea. A career in the HVAC industry provides great job security, a fantastic wage, and the opportunity to do hands-on work. Whether it’s a large commercial building, hospital, an accessory dwelling unit or a historic home, most places have a heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system that will need to be installed, repaired, or replaced. Here’s why this trade job is something to be considered.
#1: Growth is expected to continue.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that job growth in the HVAC industry is expected to continue upward growth, with rates of up to 13% through 2028. With this type of significant opportunity, there will be plenty of jobs available for HVAC professionals.
#2: It’s a well-paying career.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that in 2021, median pay for an HVAC mechanic and installer is $48,630 per year or approximately $23.38 per hour. There is also opportunity for advancement, that allows for raises over the years – especially for a job that doesn’t require a college degree! HVAC technicians finish trade school certifications for significantly less than the cost of a four-year college degree.
Each worksite that you go to is different! You might be working in a large hospital or apartment complex one day, or a small home the other. You’ll be both inside and outside, and sometimes you’ll be required to work in narrow spaces that require some problem-solving skills. A job in HVAC that allows you to put your mechanical giftings to use. The jobs are diverse and unique, and it’s a great opportunity to assist customers in getting their heating and air conditioning systems installed or working properly.
#4: It’s great for those who love problem solving.
Love to find solutions for problems? HVAC technicians will be called on to fix machines of all sizes. It might mean finding a way to get a gas furnace back on in the middle of winter or you might be required to get creative in how to install a ductless heat pump on a 100-year-old home. These types of scenarios require expert problem solving skills and the ability to deal with challenging systems and situations with ingenuity.
At Climate Control, we take great pride in working with dedicated HVAC technicians that love their careers. Contact us today to learn more about our job openings or to ask questions about starting your career in the HVAC industry. If you are an applicant with no experience, we even have an apprenticeship program! We look forward to talking to you!