HVAC Named One of the Top 50 Most Promising Job Fields in America

by Phil LaBoon - Date: 2007-02-22 - Word Count: 412 Share This!

What makes the list of the top 50 fastest growing career fields in the Unites States and have annual earnings above the US median income of $28,770? According to Career Builder.Com coming in at number 40 is Heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration (HVAC) mechanics and installers with a median pay of $36,260.

Part of the reason for this growth is concern for the environment has prompted the development of new energy-saving heating and air-conditioning systems. An emphasis on better energy management will lead to the replacement of older systems and the installation of newer, more efficient systems in existing homes and buildings. Also, demand for maintenance and service work will be increased as businesses and homeowners strive to keep increasingly complex systems operating at peak efficiency. Regulations prohibiting the discharge and production of CFC and HCFC refrigerants should continue to result in the need to replace many existing air conditioning systems or modify them to use new environmentally safe refrigerants.

Job prospects for heating, air-conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers are expected to be excellent, particularly for those with training from an accredited technical school or with formal apprenticeship training, and especially in the fastest growing areas of the country. A growing number of retirements of highly skilled technicians are expected to generate many job openings. In addition, employment of heating, air-conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers is projected to increase faster than average for all occupations through the year 2014 by the US Department of Labor. People and businesses depend on their climate-control systems and must keep them in good working order, regardless of economic conditions.

If you are entering the HVAC job field, it is recommended that you first enroll in technical training from a quality technical or trade school. Many options exist, so it is in your best interest to find a school that offers quality, cutting edge training. One example school on the forefront of HVAC training is The Refrigeration School, Inc (RSI) of Phoenix, Arizona. An accredited technical school that offers courses in Refrigeration, Air Conditioning & Heating Technologies, Electrical Technologies, Electro-Mechanical Technologies and Associate of Occupational Studies in Mechanical Maintenance Engineering. Implementing their new STAR system, instructors can emulate scenarios that would be found in real world situations, directly in the classroom. This new technology utilizes a computer interface to "break" HVAC systems and allows students to diagnose and repair the systems in real time. To learn more about the STAR system, visit The Refrigeration School Inc.'s HVAC school resource.

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