Heating & Refrigeration HVAC

Climate control technology is changing. There is a need for workers trained in the latest heating and refrigeration advancements. If you are interested in this career, check out our list of schools that offer heating and refrigeration degrees or diplomas.

The heating and refrigerating industry is a hands on industry that requires training and a lot of physical labor. HVAC degree opportunities vary, but on average it takes about two years to obtain the required certification. HVAC students usually obtain an Associate's Degree in this area of study. Many community colleges and technical schools offer this degree program. A bachelors or masters degree is not required to obtain an HVAC certification or job.

Education for a heating and refrigeration diploma or degree can include:

  • Building codes
  • Heating designs
  • Refrigeration design
  • Indoor air standards
  • Refrigeration technology
  • And more!

Heating & Refrigeration HVAC Training and Employment Information

People with an HVAC certification typically work at air conditioning companies, refrigerator companies and other related companies that offer appliance repairs. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the average salary for a job in this industry is $42,530 per year or $20.45 per hour. This career field provides on the job training, and the training is typically long term. In 2010 the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that there were 287,600 active jobs in this field. Working in small spaces and working in various locations is common because workers typically have to go on location to do repairs. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that workers may also work in extremely warm or cool conditions because they are often repairing heating and cooling systems that do not work.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the job outlook for this career field will increase by 34 percent between 2010 and 2020. The rising demand for trained heating and cooling technicians makes this a great opportunity for those looking for a steady, long term job. Employers typically seek out people who have the proper certification, so getting a heating and refrigeration degree increases the chances of getting a good job in this field. A good job in the HVAC industry will provide stable employment and good income for those who choose to pursue this career path.Contact a school in your area to begin you heating and refrigeration career!

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