Heating and Cooling Technicians
Heating and cooling technicians work on systems that control the temperature, humidity, and air quality of enclosed environments. They help design, manufacture, install, and maintain climate-control equipment. They provide people with heating and air-conditioning in such structures as shops, hospitals, malls, theaters, factories, restaurants, offices, apartment buildings, and private homes. They may work to provide climate-controlled environments for temperature-sensitive products such as computers, foods, medicines, an...
Minimum Education Level
The earnings of heating and cooling technicians vary widely according to the level of training and experience, the nature of their work, type of employer, region of the country, and other factors. Heating and cooling technicians had median salaries of $47,610 in May 2018, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $29,460 annually, while the top 10 percen...
Working conditions for heating and cooling technicians vary considerably depending on the area of the industry in which they work. For the most part, the hours are regular, although certain jobs in production may involve shift work, and service technicians may have to be on call some evenings and weekends to handle emergency repairs.
Technicians who are employed in installation and servi...
Employment in the heating and cooling field is expected to increase much faster than the average for all occupations through 2028, according to the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). An increase in commercial and residential construction is expected to drive the growth in employment. Some openings will occur when experienced workers retire or transfer to other work. Other openings will be generate...