Those of you contemplating a career in the HVAC industry have a promising future. New housing starts from March 2020 to March 2031 soared 37.1%, and they all needed heating and cooling systems. So far this year, housing starts are the highest since June 2006.
An Associate Degree will provide the education and hands-on training needed for an entry-level job. It will open many doors for you whether you desire to work on new residential, industrial, commercial, or remodeling projects. The timing is right for you to gain the training and confidence to work in this fast-growing position. Construction growth is creating jobs for HVAC graduates like never before.
New Residential Housing Starts Are Expanding Fast
New home starts are expanding in the northeast, Midwest, and south while they are slower in general in the western states. New housing, whether single-family homes, duplexes, or condos, means more HVAC job opportunities for new hires and established professionals.
Millions of Americans are now working from home and their children are being schooled from home either remotely or by home- schooling. These conditions are driving the housing market by creating demand for larger and more expensive houses.
The current housing supply is low and many new homes must be built to accommodate the needs. The number of previously-owned homes is also low, which is helping to press construction companies to step it up.
Commercial Construction Shows Growth in Most States
Commercial construction is a significant sector of the U.S. economy providing these figures:
- 680,000 + employers as of 12/2020
- 7 million + employees as of 12/2020
- Adds 1.3 trillion USD of structures annually
- 2020 revenue was 8,828 million USD
- Currently experiencing a rebound from COVID
Commercial construction waned in 2020 due to the pandemic; however, thousands of projects that began near the end of the year are still under construction. Thousands of work crews including HVAC professionals are needed to finish all the jobs. Here are some major ones:
- Atlantis Olina Center
- Los Angeles Convention Center
- American Dream Miami Mall
- Mariott Marquis Miami World Centre
- American Dream Miami Theme Park
- Parrish Farms Motels
- International Air and Space Museum
- Springfield Town Centre
- John F. Kennedy Intl. Airport Terminal IV
- Westchester Bioscience and Technology
Many retail and shopping center construction projects are still underway that need completion. Even during hard times, commercial construction does not halt, and HVAC installers and technicians are happy about that!
Thousands of Older Homes Need HVAC Replacements
Each year thousands of older homes need HVAC replacements for more efficient heating and cooling and to save energy costs. Other homeowners, either sellers or buyers, must replace their old equipment to sell their houses or live in a comfortable one.
HVAC installers make money by selling new equipment and warranty plans. Technicians earn
“Those of you contemplating a career in the HVAC industry have a promising future. New housing starts from March 2020 to March 2031 soared 37.1%, and they all needed heating and cooling systems.”
They pay by making annual inspections and replacing ACs, furnaces, heat pumps, thermostats, humidifiers, dehumidifiers, and other devices. This market sector never ends as well as the commercial replacement market.
Types of Jobs and Earnings for Your Career
There are a variety of jobs for new HVAC hires as well as veteran workers, including:
- New construction installer
- Replacement installer
- HVAC equipment sales
- Refrigeration mechanic
- Inspector and analyst
- HVAC equipment manufacturer
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), 15,100 new jobs will be added to the economy during the next decade with a 4% job growth. The median 2020 salary was $50,590 for HVAC installers and mechanics.
An Associate in Occupational Studies (AOS) Degree Is a Great Way to Launch Your Career
Prepare for your career with an Associate of Occupational Studies (AOS) Degree in our Air Conditioning, Refrigeration, and Electrical Technology Program. The training and education are excellent, and you will find the experience indispensable. One of our Admissions Representatives is standing by to tell you more about the program and ITI Technical College.
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