Career Opportunities

Career Coach buttonEmployment in these fields is offered at a variety of sites, such as:

  • Air conditioning and refrigeration contractors
  • Manufacturing companies
  • Schools
  • Hospitals
  • Office buildings
  • Local and federal government agencies

Statistics

  • According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics:
    • About 16% of technicians are self-employed
    • Employment of HVACR technicians is projected to increase 28% during the 2008-18 decade, much faster than the average
    • $19.08 = median hourly earnings of heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers in May 2008

  • According to Texas Labor Market Information:
    • Employment of HVACR technicians is projected to increase 31% during the 2008-18 decade in Texas alone
    • $38,591 = 2009 Annual wage for HVACR mechanics and installers (SOC Code - 49-9021)

 

 

Updated November 12, 2013

 

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