For many, the term “HVAC” seems like a foreign language, but it stands for heating, ventilation, and air conditioning. “HVAC” is considered the lifeblood of every indoor setting as it is found in homes, grocery stores, malls, offices, manufacturing facilities, airports, and hotels. Specializing in either residential or commercial properties, men and women that install and repair these highly technological systems are known as HVAC technicians.
HVAC technicians’ main duties include locating and diagnosing maintenance problems on equipment, quickly performing emergency repairs, effectively communicating with customers, and training the next generation of technicians. HVAC work is demanding as it requires professionals with a specific blend of technical knowledge, problem-solving and interpersonal skills to be successful. Though challenging, studies suggest that the need for multifaceted and highly skilled HVAC technicians will only increase.
HVAC Technicians Are In High Demand
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, jobs for HVAC technicians is set to grow by as much as 13 percent over the next decade. This rate is faster than the average growth rate for all other job fields. The latest emerging technology advances and “going green” initiatives in the industry have sidelined many homeowners and untrained workers from conducting routine maintenance and repairs. This change has opened the door for more qualified men and women with specific training and certifications to be able to perform repairs and installations.
With such an occupational boom, students are looking to the HVAC industry as a career rather than going into student debt while attending traditional colleges or universities. The average student in 2021 will graduate with over $37,000 in student debt which equates to a monthly payment of over $400. This debt can be crippling to anyone, especially a person who is new to the job market.
Get Paid To Train
Unlike many other sectors, HVAC technicians are paid when receiving their extensive training in what’s called an apprenticeship. An apprentice trains under the supervision of an experienced technician to become proficient in the skills and tools required for the job. Apprenticeships last approximately three or four years with classes in addition to the on-the-job training.
Join the Oliver Heating & Cooling Team
Whether you’re looking for an apprenticeship, already a seasoned technician, or other career paths within the industry, finding opportunities are within your local neighborhood with Oliver Heating & Cooling. Family-owned since 1971, Oliver is always looking to hire the best people to continue providing the best service in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware.
If you or someone you know wants to be part of our team of service technicians, installers, plumbers, or electricians, please apply today. In this fast-growing industry, the opportunities are limitless so let the Oliver Heating & Cooling team start you on a challenging and rewarding career path today!