by Elizabeth Buckner
According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, HVAC technicians are expected to be in great demand over the next decade. There are hundreds of college programs in Heating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology that will give you background you need to enter this sought-after career!
HVAC technicians install and repair heating and air-conditioning systems in order to control the temperature, humidity, and the total air quality in buildings.
According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, job prospects for heating, air-conditioning, and refrigeration technicians are expected to be excellent over the next decade.
The median annual wage of heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers was $42,530 in May 2010. The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $26,490, and the top 10 percent earned more than $66,930.
Employers prefer to hire HVAC technicians with
technical school training. A formal college or apprenticeship program will last 3 to 5 years and combines classroom instruction with on-the-job training.
College program coursework will cover the use and care of tools, safety practices, blueprint reading, and the theory and design of heating, ventilation,
air-conditioning, and refrigeration systems.
So what are you waiting for? A college program in HVAC Electrical Construction or Heating Air Conditioning and Ventilation could be your ticket to this hot profession!