If you are looking at career options, you can’t go wrong with HVAC. Jobs in this industry are currently in very high demand and this trend shows no signs of slowing down. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, jobs in this sector are expected to grow 15 percent between 2016-2026, a much faster than average rate. People interested in HVAC careers can consider the following options:
HVAC technicians do installations, troubleshooting, repairs, and inspections. As a part of their duties, HVAC techs also read and interpret blueprints for heating and cooling systems so they can perform installations and do the proper hookups to various components, such as air ducts and water lines. The tech job can encompass all aspects of HVAC installation and maintenance or workers may perform in specialized areas of HVAC.
Career seekers interested in math, science, and design may find their destiny in creating and upgrading heating and cooling systems. HVAC engineers determine how systems are designed and may assist customers in finding HVAC solutions for their businesses or homes. CAD software knowledge is typically required.
Pipefitters perform a variety of tasks in their daily routines. They work with pipes made of various materials, test equipment, inspect pipes for pressures and leaks, check pressure and vacuum gauges, work with valves and do pipe replacements.
Fabricators are responsible for assembling the components needed for heating and cooling systems. A major part of this role involves cutting, welding and shaping sheet metal. If you like working with your hands, this job is for you.
Sales and Management Positions
Jobseekers interested in the technical aspects of HVAC but not so much the hands-on aspect of working with systems can look at applying their expertise in the sales aspect of the industry. This job isn’t your typical sales floor position as it involves going far beyond showing customers products. They do consultations, negotiate projects and also potentially travel. Other careers in HVAC include managerial level positions, such as project managers, operations managers, service managers and installation managers.
While the jobs and skillsets in the HVAC industry vary, soft skills, such as communication, organization, time management, problem-solving and an ability to adapt as technologies change are a big plus in this sector.
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