With an average yearly salary of $47,610¹ and job growth in the field projected to be much faster than average at 13%, now is a great time to take the first steps toward a career as an HVACR Technician. Join the 80% of alumni who’ve seen their quality of life improve after graduating from our HVAC school and learn the foundational skills that can help you find success in an entry-level technician position. Our HVACR alumni have found rewarding positions at companies such as the Federal Aviation Administration, Electrolux, and Intel.
Affording an education you can rely on isn’t always easy. With that in mind, Penn Foster works hard to make sure our HVACR tuition costs and fees are as low as possible. Not only can you work toward the HVAC Technician career you want with an accredited career diploma, but we offer several payment plans to help your training fit your budget. Your tuition also includes an EPA Certification preparatory manual, an EPA Certification test voucher, and exam registration.
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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.
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