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HVACR is a $200-billion-a-year U.S. industry, and second only to transportation as the largest consumer of energy.
The Department of Labor's data shows that roughly forty percent of the HVACR industry is eligible to retire in the next decade. During this same period of time, the HVACR
service industry is set to grow between eighteen to twenty six percent. The HVACR industry is looking to recruit and train sixty six percent of its current workforce in the
The HVACR industry has thousands of Green Collar jobs that need someone right here in the United States to perform them.
- The Department of Labor categorizes employment into twenty two (22) occupational groups.
- The HVACR industry is part of a career cluster that is a top ten (10) industry for employment.
- Ten (10) of these groups will grow faster than the average thirteen (13) percent growth expected overall.
HVACR is in one of these top growing sectors. The top occupational sectors accounted for thirty two (32) percent of our nations employment in 2006 and are projected to
account for fifty six (56) percent of our employment change by 2016.
Some of the factors that will effect employment in the HVACR industry include: Raising energy cost, Policy initiatives (GH gas initiatives), Building stock, Replacement demand,
Completers, and Regional Difference. The biggest item in this list on everyone's mind is rising energy cost. Energy efficiency will be a driving factor in changes to the HVACR
industry and drive a great deal of growth in the next decade.
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Twenty percent of all jobs in the United States require a baccalaureate degree or higher, eighty percent of our jobs do not.
The majority of jobs in the United States require post secondary technical education. This story is not told by most high school guidance councilors as they seek to place
as many people in colleges as possible.
If this sounds like the ideal job, then a career as a HVACR service technician is just what you’re looking for. Whether you are starting your career search or just getting into
the job market and the above points meet your goals, then the HVACR field is the place for you.
Large Income Potential
HVACR service technicians earn a great wage. 2005 average base hourly wage was $28.96
HVACR service technicians have access to a number of excellent benefits. Benefits may include: health insurance, pension plans, employer-sponsored training, uniforms, service
vehicles and tools. With rising fuel prices, having a company vehicle to get to and from work is a tremendous benefit.
Highly Skilled Field
Today’s climate systems use an increasingly sophisticated combination of machinery and computers to deliver comfort to building occupants. Those entering the field will be working
on complex systems that require a unique combination of hands-on skill and problem-solving intelligence.
Abundant Employment Opportunities
There is an immediate need for qualified service technicians as new buildings are being built and older buildings require more service and maintenance. Developing areas of the field,
such as indoor air quality and energy efficiency, means a need for more skilled technicians.