WHAT DO HVAC/R TECHNICIANS DO?

Heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers—often called heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration (HVACR) technicians—work on heating, ventilation, cooling, and refrigeration systems that control the temperature and air quality in buildings. *Bureau of Labor Statistics


 

HOW DO I BECOME A HEATING, AIR CONDITIONING OR REFRIGERATION MECHANIC AND INSTALLER?

Because HVACR systems have become increasingly complex, employers generally prefer applicants with postsecondary education or those who have completed an apprenticeship. Some states and localities may require technicians to be licensed. *Bureau of Labor Statistics


 

WHAT IS THE FUTURE JOB OUTLOOK?

Employment of heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers is projected to grow 15 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations. Commercial and residential building construction is expected to drive employment growth, and job opportunities for HVACR technicians are expected to be good.*Bureau of Labor Statistics