HVACR TechnicianMitch Covington3/3/2011 Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, & Refrigeration
$$ Earnings $$ Earnings for a HVAC Technician/Engineer Heating, air-conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers were: Local government-$22.79 Hardware, and plumbing and heating equipment and supplies merchant wholesalers-$22.18 Commercial and industrial machinery and equipment (except automotive and electronic) repair and maintenance-$20.83 Direct selling establishments-$20.03 Building equipment contractors-$18.26 The lowest earning is $12.19 The top earnign is $30.59
Education Needed High School Graduate At least a year of hands on training HCFC/CFC Certification HVAC License Two year Tech School Continued hands on training
Entry Level/Advancement Opportunities for advancement are based on competency tests to test your skill levels. You move up based on your experience an your skill levels.
Nature of Work Heating, air-conditioning, and refrigeration systems consist of many mechanical, electrical, and electronic components.
Working Conditions Cramped spaces Dark or lighted areas Wet or dry conditions High above ground Under ground Very hot and very cold
Job Outlook There is excellent opportunity for job growth because of retirement. The HVAC business is expected to increase at least 28% during the 2008-2018 decade.
Advantages/Disadvantages ADVANTAGES Good Money Stable Job Challenging Advancement opportunities Great job perks such as Benefits Company vehicle Business contacts DISADVANTAGES Dark work areas Shock/electrocution Heights Cramped work space Cold or hot weather Wet working conditions
Personal Skills & Why this Career is a Possibility Good work ethic Dedicated I like to push myself Quick thinker
Things I can do to Prepare for a Future in this Occupation Get closer to graduating High School Get a summer Job Take a summer Tech Class