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The HVAC Industry Is Growing
- HVAC Technician
- HVAC Installer
- Refrigeration Mechanic
- Refrigeration Transporter
- Refrigeration Technician
Why Choose Penn Foster College?
Q. How much do HVAC Technicians make per hour?
A. Credentialed HVAC Technicians made an average of $22.89 per hour in 2018, or $47,610 per year.¹ Salary and hourly pay for technicians can vary based on experience, the state you live in, and your employer.
Q. Do you need a High School Diploma to become an HVAC Technician?
A. Yes. To work as an HVAC Technician, most employers require applicants to have successfully completed relevant education like a career training program and many – if not all – require licensing to handle refrigerants. To qualify for admission to a training program, online and traditional schools require either a high school diploma or high school equivalency exams.
Q. What is the job description of an HVAC Technician?
A. HVAC Technicians work on heating, ventilation, cooling, and refrigeration systems that control the temperature and air quality in buildings. Daily work can include installing, cleaning, and maintaining HVAC systems, inspecting and testing systems, and repairing worn devices. Technicians can find themselves working on both industrial and residential HVAC systems depending on their employer.
Q. Why become an HVAC Technician?
A. If you’re looking for a career in a hands-on field that offers the opportunity to work on a variety of projects, becoming an HVAC Technician could be the job for you. Besides allowing you to use your technical and problem-solving skills, the demand for HVAC Technicians is projected to grow much faster than average over the next ten years, adding over 46,000 new jobs.