13 Jul 2018

HVAC Careers & Job Outlook

HVAC Careers

HVAC (heating/ventilation/air conditioning) is an in-demand, hands-on career path. HVAC mechanics and installers are needed wherever climate-control equipment is installed, repaired, or maintained. HVAC expertise is in demand in three distinct sectors: residential, commercial and industrial. That’s why our our Denver campus education covers them all. And because HVAC systems are increasingly sophisticated, graduates of technical schools are generally preferred job candidates, thanks to hands-on training and across-the-board knowledge of HVAC systems.

Typical entry-level positions for our Denver campus graduates may include2:

  • HVAC Service Technician
  • HVAC Installer
  • Refrigeration Service Technician

HVAC Jobs

Employment for HVAC mechanics and installers is projected to increase 14 percent1 by 2024, faster than the average for all occupations. Factors fueling this demand might include:

  • More technically sophisticated climate-control systems
  • A steady increase in HVAC technician retirements
  • A growing emphasis on energy efficiency and pollution reduction requiring system retrofits or replacements
  • Commercial and residential building construction increase following the recent recession

It all adds up to an excellent jobs outlook for trained HVAC professionals.

1Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook
2Graduates without experience in the field will likely start in entry-level positions.