5 Reasons to Become an HVAC/R Technician
You’re looking for a career that offers you more of what you want, and sitting in a cubicle all day and waiting for the hours to pass just isn’t for you. Well, the field of HVAC/Refrigeration is booming, and it could provide you with the career you’ve been searching for. Here are some of our favorite reasons to become an HVAC technician.
Work with Your Hands
If you were the kind of kid who liked to take things apart to see how they work, HVAC might be up your alley. HVAC technicians complete a variety of hands-on tasks every day, such as disassembly, repair, programing, and assembly. This is active work, which can help keep boredom at bay while also helping you stay healthier.
Good Job Outlook
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, careers in HVAC/R are expected to grow 13% by 2028. That’s much faster than the average career in the US, so now is a great time to enter this growing career. New construction, which is booming in our region, also means a higher demand for HVAC installation, and technological evolution means new technicians are needed—ones with recent training who understand the new technology.
HVAC technicians can earn a comfortable living. The Bureau of Labor Statistics’ data reports the median income for HVAC technicians at $47,610 annually. The average starting salary is $33,726 and includes graduates who reported wage data between 2018 to 2019. The stability and security of the career is one of many great reasons to become an HVAC technician.
Flexible Working Environment
Unlike so many other jobs where you sit in one place all day, HVAC careers let you work in a variety of environments. You can work in many types of locations—office buildings, residential units, industrial, even warehouses. HVAC technicians often work outside, and they are needed all over the country.
All of the above reasons to pursue a career in HVAC are important, but everyone wants to feel that their work really matters and makes a difference. People everywhere rely on HVAC technicians to keep them healthy and comfortable in their homes and places of work. They can also help lower customers’ energy bills, and everyone wants to save money!
How to Become an HVAC Technician
If you’re as convinced as we are that HVAC Technician would make a great career, it’s time to act. CCNN’s HVAC/R Service Technician Program provides career-ready training. Learn more today!
Get Your Answer Through Hands-On Experience
If you’re asking, “Should I become an HVAC technician?” you should first stop and ask yourself whether or not you’ve tried your hand at the type of work HVAC technicians do. If you’ve never given the work a shot, you should start by giving it a go. After all, many types of HVAC maintenance can be done with little technical knowledge. One such task is winterization. Check out the infographic below to learn how to winterize your HVAC unit.
Learn More About HVAC
If you’re ready to dive into more advanced HVAC work, reach out to us at (775) 241-4445. At the Career College of Nevada, you can complete an HVAC/R diploma in as little as nine months with a full-time course load.