What does a career in HVAC/R look like?
HVAC/R stands for Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigerants/Refrigeration. These technicians service and maintain the systems and equipment for these fields on both a commercial and residential level. While many technicians work for larger maintenance and general construction companies, a number of technicians run their own businesses and are self-employed.
A day in the life of an HVAC/R technician may include tasks such as: installing, repairing, cleaning, and maintaining HVAC/R systems, as well as keeping track of the maintenance provided.
What does the future hold for the HVAC/R industry?
As everyone uses these kinds of systems, HVAC/R technicians are in high demand in the United States. The job market for this industry is even expected to grow by 5% between now and 2030. With new technology coming out at a rapid pace, there is a need for experts to help assist homes and businesses in keeping up-to-date with preventative care and maintenance. Additionally, as older equipment becomes less efficient, the demand for replacement will continue to increase, resulting in a steady need for work in this industry.
What does the salary for a career in HVAC/R look like?
The median annual wage for heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers is $48,630 according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
How can NTI help you?
NTI’s HVAC/R program is a combination of classroom and lab instruction. Throughout this program, you will learn how to install, maintain, and service the different HVAC/R systems. You will also be trained in safety standards, home and business systems, installation, maintenance, repair, and electrical wiring. This program prepares our students to be certified in NORA (National Oil-Heat Research Alliance), EPA 608 Certification, and CETP (Certified Employee Training Program).
For more information on our HVAC/R program, fill out the Request Information Form here, or contact our Admissions Team today to set up an appointment!