Blue HERO’s

Blue HERO's

Career in HVAC 2020

Want a job that provides new challenges every day, the freedom to be in control of your annual earnings, and an outdoor work environment?

Want to work for people that see you as the HERO?

Do you have mechanical, electrical, or computer troubleshooting skills?

Have you ever taken things apart just to see how they work?

  1. Can you fix things?
  2. Do you like working with tools?
  3. Have certain math abilities?

Are you looking for a career?

HVAC Careers: The Pros and Cons

Pros

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Hard work pays off in HVAC.
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Responsible for yourself.
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Advancement based on skill.
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Not sitting behind a Desk.
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You have job security.

Cons

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Service Hours Can Be Long.
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Technology is constantly changing.
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Continued learning is required.
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Constantly changing environment.
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Highly competitive market place.

Inside Look at an HVAC Career

  1. Job opportunities include: working as an engineer at all levels, energy auditor, green technology specialist, or conducting equipment performance quality assurance testing
    1. HVAC is an exciting field if you want steady work with great pay and plenty of opportunities for advancement
  2. The United States Labor of Bureau Statistics explains that the median wage of a HVAC technician is between $15.00 and $25.00 an hour
    1. The top 10% makes as much as $35.00 per hour
    2. If you check the internet for the pay of HVAC mechanics by salary, the average HVAC technician makes $43,000 a year
  3. The pay for entry level HVAC apprentices varies across the United States.
    1. The starting salary for an HVAC apprentice can be anywhere from $10 to $14 an hour for a beginner
  4. HVAC Installer Salary Data –
    1. A master installer (which is the most qualified kind of HVAC installer) can make $75,000 per year or more in management positions
  5. Skilled HVAC technicians are in high demand to build, install, and maintain our constantly evolving systems
    1. Experts predict the continued growing demand of HVAC technicians will only rise through 2026
  6. There are some serious risks to HVAC service technicians, but they are highly trained and prepared for them
    1. They could be exposed to Carbon Monoxide, which in high doses can be poisonous
    2. They are frequently in contact with wiring, with the risk of being electrocuted
  7. HVAC training Length
    1. An option is to complete HVAC Trade School to become an entry level HVAC technician
      1. The training in these programs can take anywhere from six months to two years, and the skills learned will depend on the program
    2. The option we recommend is to become a HVAC apprentice
      1. You receive on the job training
      2. This can take 1-3 years with technical skill guaranteed

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