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Do HVAC Technicians Make Good Money?

Not only does HVAC have a decent paycheck, it’s one of the quickest-growing careers in the United States.

The typical pay for HVAC techs was $47,619 in 2018, according to the most recent report from the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics.

A lot more techs will be needed within the by 2028—about 46,300 to be correct, according to Bureau of Labor Statistics projections.

Technicians will be required for new construction and smart climate-control systems. They’ll also be needed to upgrade or replace equipment to meet a growing demand for energy efficiency and pollution reduction.

What Do HVAC Techs Do?

HVAC means heating, ventilation and air conditioning. It’s a an ideal career if you enjoy mechanics, are patient and skilled in critical thinking.

As a tech, you’ll work on systems in houses and commercial places.

Some of your work may include:

  • Installing, cleaning and servicing systems
  • Installing, repairing and replacing components
  • Inspecting and testing parts and systems

As an HVAC technician, you must be able to do your job in cramped settings and extreme temperatures, since systems are often found outside.

man working with HVAC equipment

How Long Does it Take to Become an HVAC Technician?

To start, you’ll need a high school diploma or GED.

Schooling to become an HVAC technician can be as quick as six months or take as long as two years. Classes are available at technical/trade schools or community colleges.

Some companies might also require NATE certification, which helps further deepen your HVAC knowledge and competencies.

You might also be able to become proficient through an apprenticeship, which can last three to five years.

Once you’re done with instruction and get your first job, you may work with a more skilled tech for extra hands-on learning.

How Much Does HVAC Training Cost?

Expenses can differ depending on which kind of college you attend. You’ll also need to review expenses for books, materials and room and board, if you stay on campus.

Here are average HVAC tuition prices gathered by Midwest Technical Institute:

  • Technical/trade school: up to $15,000
  • Community college: around $5,000 each year
  • Apprenticeship: $500—$2,000

Interested in an HVAC Career at Booneville Heating & Cooling LLC?

HVAC techs are needed nationwide and in Booneville. Call us at 662-269-8716 or send us a message to learn more about careers with Booneville Heating & Cooling LLC.

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