In a study by the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business cited in The Huffington Post, researchers discovered that we actually do things better and for longer periods of time when we enjoy them. It may seem obvious but it’s surprising how often we underestimate our enjoyment in work, exercise and even eating. You know that casual banter you enjoy with colleagues before going out on a job? Yup, that counts! That is why this week we wanted to emphasize once again the importance of enjoying what you do and encourage you to ask yourself, “Would I enjoy a career as an HVAC technician?”
Interested in finding out if you would? Read on!
Do I want a job in a growing field?
According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), employment of heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers is expected to increase by 14% from 2014 to 2024, which is faster than the projected average growth for all other occupations. This means, that there should be an increase of jobs available in the HVAC industry in coming years. Getting the training necessary to start a career in a growing field such as HVAC offers a promising future; one that might very well be your calling!
Do you want a career that offers nationwide job opportunities?
Homes and businesses across the US rely on HVAC systems to keep their indoor environments comfortable, whether it is during the hot summer months on the west coast or the cold winters on the east. This considerable dependence on HVAC systems means that there is just as much reliance on the trained professionals required to install and maintain those systems, making for significant job opportunities from coast to coast. If you want a job with that kind of demand, then consider one as an HVAC technician.
Do you want a career with opportunities for advancement?
The career path of an HVAC technician is a promising one. Once completed with your HVAC/R training at a school like NCE, you are prepared for entry-level HVAC positions. Such positions allow you to gain the real world experience employers look for when considering candidates for promotion down the line. If you maintain your commitment to the HVAC field, you can potentially climb the ladder to other HVAC positions like field manager, operations manager and even distribution manager. Such advancement requires hard work and dedication, but in the HVAC field, it’s an exciting and promising climb!
Do you enjoy problem-solving?
Talk about a job with the responsibility to solve problems! A career as an HVAC technician is definitely not lacking in that department. HVAC technicians can face many different problems and projects in a day, making each day on the job a little different. So if you enjoy a career where no day is the same and one that requires you to think critically, then consider a career in HVAC.
Do you want a job that balances physical and mental work?
If you excel in hands-on work or want a career change that allows you to work more with your hands, then here is another reason to consider a career in HVAC. But do not underestimate the need to think critically and on your feet. Becoming an HVAC technician requires a balance of both the physical work and the problem solving. At NCE, we prepare for both of these aspects of this career.
If “yes” was your answer to any one of the questions above, then a career as an HVAC technician could be the right choice for you. We encourage you to check out the Commercial Refrigeration, Heating and Air Conditioning Diploma we offer at NCE in Citrus Heights, California. In as little as 10.5 months you could be on your way to a rewarding new career you enjoy.