HVAC Technology Careers: On the Rise
Training to become an HVAC (heating, ventilation, and cooling) technician will provide you with an established, all-season career keeping people comfortable in their homes and at work.
Why Are HVAC Jobs in Demand?
These jobs give students a great deal of flexibility. HVAC technicians can work in residential homes or commercial buildings, choose to work in a particular industry, or specialize in a certain area. The annual salary of an HVAC technician is now beyond $43,000, according to the U.S. Department of Labor (Bureau of Labor Statistics) making it a well-paid job that will remain stable for years to come.
HVAC techs can look forward to:
- Having a Secure Job. The Bureau of Labor Statistics says that from now until the end of the decade, the HVAC industry will enjoy an astonishingly high 34% rate of growth as demand for skilled workers continues to rise.
- Introducing Green Capabilities to Homes and Buildings. As equipment, utilities, applications, and even entire buildings become more energy-efficient, the focus on “green” systems will likely grow over the next few decades. HVAC technicians should know how evolving energy technology will impact the industry and be ready to work with developers who want their structures to be energy efficient.
- Starting Their Own Business. Students who learn to install, diagnose, repair, and maintain HVAC systems will have their choice of jobs, but some may be interested in becoming an entrepreneur and opening a business for residential or commercial customers in their area.
With more than 90,000 new HVAC positions created or open by the end of the decade, as cited by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, this is a career that will prove to have staying power. Rosedale Technical College’s program in Pittsburgh, PA, for HVAC Technology includes hands-on experience in a state-of-the-art facility, knowledgeable instructors, and a challenging curriculum that will ensure you are ready to become an HVAC technician.
Call or contact Rosedale Tech to learn more about our HVAC Technology program. We’d love the opportunity to give you a tour.