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What is HVAC?

HVAC stands for heating, ventilation, and air conditioning. This type of work and may also include refrigeration, usually noted by an “R” at the end – HVAC/R. HVAC technicians install, service, and repair heating and air conditioning systems in residences or commercial establishments. HVAC/R service technicians also work on refrigeration units.

Where do HVAC Technicians Work?1

Frequently HVAC technicians work for HVAC specific businesses in either the residential or commercial sector, for construction companies, general contractors, or manufacturers. Many HVAC technicians also choose to be self-employed, contracting their services out to individuals or businesses.

What types of jobs can you get with HVAC training?

HVAC Careers 

Projected Job Growth
(through 2022)

  Projected openings
(through 2022)

Sheet Metal Worker1

15-21%

 

48,900
Heating and Air Conditioning Mechanics and Installers2 15-21%   123,700
Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers3 15-21%   123,700

1 Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor. Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition, Sheet Metal Workers. Retrieved 5/20/15, http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/47-2211.00

 2 Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor. Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition, Heating and Air Conditioning Mechanics and Installers. Retrieved 5/20/15, http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/49-9021.01

 3 Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor. Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition, Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers. Retrieved 5/20/15, http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/49-9021.02