Careers in the HVAC Industry
The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported that the number of jobs for HVAC installers and mechanics will likely grow by 15 percent between 2016 and 2026. The BLS predicted that the number of jobs for the average profession will increase by seven percent between 2016 and 2026. If these predictions are correct, 50,000 new positions will need to be filled in the HVAC industry by 2026. Here is some information about the most common careers in the HVAC industry.
AC technicians are responsible for the maintenance of a consistent and accurate temperature in controlled climates. Typically, these HVAC professionals find themselves working for homeowners and business owners. While AC technicians typically work regular hours, they also often need to be on call just in case business owners and homeowners are in need of emergency repair services.
HVAC engineers coordinate and plan the installation of HVAC systems. They also perform evaluations to test the performance of installed HVAC systems. Based on the evaluations, HVAC engineers may seek to boost the efficiency of these HVAC systems by making recommendations. HVAC engineers are also often responsible for designing climate control systems.
HVAC installation involves setting up ventilation, air conditioning, and heating systems into residential and commercial properties. HVAC installers need to be manually dexterous and strong. They also need to have mechanical skills and experience with time management and troubleshooting.
HVAC technicians are involved in the repair, maintenance, and installation of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems. Sometimes, HVAC technicians specialize in specific areas, such as in refrigeration systems. A refrigeration HVAC technician is responsible for the repair, installation, and maintenance for cooling systems and refrigerators in homes and places of business.
HVAC technicians often get certifications that are relevant to their specialization. HVAC technicians typically work for a company or do contract work independently. In certain states, HVAC technicians need to get a license to contract work on their own. HVAC technicians often are promoted to supervisory positions within companies.
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The demand for HVAC employees is expected to rise due to an increase in the demand for HVAC services. If you would like to learn more about careers within the HVAC industry, feel free to contact us at Hunter’s Air & Heat, Inc.Tags: AC Technician, HVAC Careers