Technical colleges are one of the fastest growing forms of education in American, with many individuals deciding to go to technical schools over traditional four-year universities. These technical colleges often have many programs geared towards trades that are in demand in the workforce.
Positions like pharmacy technician, air condition repair technician, or studying the culinary arts at a culinary school and becoming a chef are all positions that the average technical college or trade school offers training and guidance in.
But why should you pick a career like an AC repair technician? What are the reasons to do so?
Here are a few:
- Strong Demand
According to the US Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, the employment of Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers (which are the various positions and HVAC technician can fill) has a projected growth rate of 14% from 2014-2024. That is a very high growth rate compared to many other occupations.
This means that getting a position in this field could lead to a stable income for many years to come.
- No Two Days Are The Same
One of the appeals of becoming an HVAC Technician is no two days are the same. You could get wildly different service calls on different days or many day projects that last a week at a time. You will be dispatched to jobs to troubleshoot equipment, perform maintenance on equipment, repair damaged equipment, install new equipment or replace old equipment.
There’s a lot that goes into performing any of these specific tasks as an HVAC Technician, which means a lot of interesting work.
- Hands On Training
Unlike with a lot of other careers, your career as an HVAC technician will be hands on during training, schooling, and the job itself. You may get an apprenticeship under a more experienced technician, allowing you to gain the experience and be guided by a senior in the field. You can work while studying, and even gain credit for it at some schools.
For those that don’t do well in the classroom environment, this can be a good benefit of the field.
These are just some of the major benefits of getting a career in HVAC repair and servicing. If you’re interested in learning more or want to discuss education for the field, reach out to us and we’ll be happy to help.