Learn about possible careers and specifics about a career in HVAC!
Heating, air conditioning, and ventilation (HVAC) are essential components of our daily lives whether at work or home. HVAC technicians help install, repair, and maintain heating and air conditioning units. These responsibilities mean your day to day won’t be the same as you attend to customer service requests, travel to job sites, educate potential customers, and perform repairs.
The average salary for an entry level position is $40,000 and jobs in this field have grown 13% since 2019 and are projected to continue growing. This growth of jobs means there are always new opportunities to advance and transition within the field as you want.
To start your career in HVAC, obtain either your high school diploma or HSE which you can achieve through Mary Rigg. After you have your HSE, you can gain a technical certificate in HVAC by connecting to one of Mary Rigg’s partner organizations. After you have completed your certificates, you are eligible to begin work as most training you will receive is on the job training. After completing a certain amount of training hours, at employer’s discretion, you will complete the EPA section 608 Technician Certification and you’re done! All HVAC companies have continuing education and training for employees as you gain more knowledge and experience in the field.
A career in HVAC can help you maintain set hours, have a steady and reliable income, and offer opportunities to advance in management! This is a great option for both men and women and is an easy career to transition too with the help of a Mary Rigg employment coach. You can connect to them here, and they can answer questions, assist in job searches, and be a support system through this process.