The rise of education has led to a great advance in technology and quality of life in this country. It has also contributed to the decline of the popularity of careers with an emphasis on manual labor, such as HVAC, welding, pipefitting, etc. In today’s world, though, there is still a great need for people with these skills. If you have thought about learning HVAC, here are a few reasons that may further convince you.
In the field of HVAC, job security is rarely an issue. In the second quarter of 2012 alone, over 8 states across the US installed at least 10MW of solar power. These states include California, Arizona, Nevada, Texas, Illinois, North Carolina, New Mexico, and New Jersey. This demonstrates the persistent need for talented and knowledgeable workers within this field. The profession is also not region-specific as almost everyone across the nation, and even the world, relies on HVAC systems in their daily lives.
Unlike some professions, there is essentially no slow season for HVAC technicians. Year round, systems need repair and maintenance from within commercial buildings to private homes. When it’s time for summer, air conditioning installation and repairs fall under heavy demand. In winter, it is the same for heating systems. Businesses like restaurants need adequate refrigeration systems whatever season they open under, and enclosed spaces like movie theaters, arcades, hospitals, and office buildings all need consistent ventilation.
You will never work the same day twice in HVAC. Every day you will be sent to new sites inspecting different systems. You will also need to employ a wide variety of HVAC skills, and each new task may require a different solution. Combining your skills in new ways will offer a stimulating challenge for people who like to both problem-solve and work with their hands.
HVAC technicians will have calmer moments while looking over blueprints and the layouts of systems, but the majority of their time is spent working directly with tools, piping, valves, and other types of equipment. Whether it is driving to a work site or sealing a pipe, HVAC workers have a lot of responsibilities that keep them busy and active throughout the day.
Vocational training to prepare for a career in HVAC can be completed in a relatively short amount of time, just six months! During this period, strong emphasis will be placed on hands-on learning so that even people newly entering the field will know their way around an HVAC system. This uniquely prepares people entering the field so that their foundation is already set.