The Good News
The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) has estimated that demand for well educated HVAC technicians will grow some 21 percent through 2022. This is nearly double the growth rate of all jobs in the United States.
You cannot work as an HVAC technician without training and licensing. An HVAC technician will need to know many different disciplines, including: Residential Furnace & Air Conditioner repair and replacement, Commercial cooler repair, heat pump repair, refrigerators, boilers, humidifiers, dehumidifiers, air handlers, air quality, and these are just to get started. There are also engineering fields of design and implementation. In short, the possibilities are becoming endless.
Pay & Lifestyle
Being an HVAC technician, like all jobs, can be very enjoyable. It can be rewarding. It can pay well. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, HVAC technicians earn a medium income of $43,640. Top earners can range in the $60,000 to $80,000 range, depending on experience and willingness to work. During peak season, there are opportunities for overtime. It can also be a bit glamorous, as the opportunity exists to start your own business as you age and become trained. There are also job opportunities in Aerospace, Institutions, and Health Services. Aircraft have cooling systems, Institutions like schools, colleges, and universities, all need maintenance, control, and monitoring of their systems. Think about how much the health industry needs to regulate air flow and temperature – there is a lot of opportunity there. Besides, all over the country, there is a need for HVAC technicians. You could pick your place of residence.
At Harker Heating & Cooling, we realize the future of HVAC is looking bright. If you are interested in a career in the HVAC trades, give us a call. We’d love to chat.