If you’re in a dead-end job, or out of work, and the future doesn’t look very bright, you definitely want to consider a career change. But what career? You certainly want a new career that has a future, with steady work over the next few years. It should have a good pay scale, and lots of opportunities for advancement. It should be both challenging and satisfying. What career fulfills these requirements? HVACR.
HVACR systems have a lifespan of about 20 years. Once they reach that age, they’ll need more service and very likely will have to have new parts replace old ones. What this means is that all the air conditioning units installed in the 1990s are all going to need refurbishing or replacement pretty soon. Millions of them. And with the advances in Ductless Split Systems technology, new, whole house air conditioning systems can be installed easily without ductwork or a lot of disruption.
HVACR Techs install, maintain and fix air conditioning and refrigeration units and their controls. The work is steady and jobs are available nationwide. According to the latest edition of the Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH), just published by the U. S. Department of Labor, jobs in the HVAC field are expected to grow by 21% over the next 8 years.1 The median salary for HVAC technicians, again from the OOH, was $ 43,640 in 2012, with a base hourly rate of $ 20.98 per hour.2
If you’re looking to switch career paths, doesn’t it make sense to head down the path where the jobs are located now, and where they’ll be over the next 8 years? Of course, it does, and Bay State School of Technology can give you the training you need to succeed as an HVACR Technician. Best of all, you don’t need any previous experience.
1 U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook published January 8, 2014. http://www.bls.gov/ooh/installation-maintenance-and-repair/heating-air-conditioning-and-refrigeration-mechanics-and-installers.htm
For over 30 years, Bay State Tech has trained thousands of new technicians using its tried and true “hands-on” training methods. Our programs are about 50% classroom instruction, and 50% shop or lab instruction. This means that what you learn in the morning in the classroom, you’ll put to work in the afternoon in the shop or lab. We do it this way because it works. Our dedicated instructors have hundreds of years of experience in all HVACR, Major Appliance Repair, and Electronics applications. Our support staff will work with you to make sure that you have all the information you need to make the decision about which career path is right for you.
In our Major Appliance/Basic Electricity course, you’ll learn about electricity and how it works; you’ll learn how to read a wiring diagram and how to use it to diagnose problems. You will work on real washers, dryers, dishwashers, microwave ovens and other appliances, as you learn how to repair them.
Bay State’s Domestic Refrigeration & Air Conditioning course covers the basics of refrigeration theory in terms of home refrigerators and air conditioners. You will learn about all the major components of a refrigerator and actually put them together to make your own fully-functional unit from scratch. In addition we will prepare you for EPA 608 and PSA on-site testing and certification.
Commercial HVACR will immerse you in the basics of larger refrigeration and cooling units, ductless split systems, electronic controls, ice machines, heat pumps, and more. This program prepares you to work in the commercial side of the industry and provides 100 hours of Massachusetts Refrigeration Code and 150 hours of Massachusetts Electrical Codes.
Our Electronics Technician program features instruction in Basic Thru Advanced Electronics, Computer Repair and Networking, Telecommunications Networks, Security and Access Systems and with the “Hands on Training” you will be able to install, test, maintain and repair electronic systems. You’ll also receive preparation for the A+ Exam and on-site ISCET certification.
Your Bay State Tech training will teach you how to go from having a job to having a career. We can teach you to have a productive and rewarding life working as a technician in the HVACR, Major Appliance, Refrigeration, or Electronics field. You can be confident that you will receive the best career training in the Boston area. In fact, Bay State was recently named one of the top 15Refrigeration Technician Training Programs in the country by the HVAC Classes blog.3
Visit Bay State during our “Hungry for a New Career Week” from Monday, June 16 to Saturday, June 21st. And if you Hungry for a New Career and hungry for lunch, stop by on Wednesday, June 18th between 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. and take part in our annual Cookout. Hot dogs and hamburgers are on us!
Call Bay State School of Technology today at: 888-828-3434
and ask for a brochure, and schedule a time to visit the school. During your visit, we will encourage you to:
- Tour the school and visit the classrooms, shop and lab areas
- Visit during school hours and sit in on an actual class
- Talk to our Admissions Representatives about the different Program options
- Visit the Financial Aid office to answer any funding questions you might have
- Stop by the Student Services office to see how we work with students to produce effective resumes and assist with job placement
Special “Hungry for a New Career Week” Hours – June 16th – June 21st
Monday through Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Friday 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon
Bay State School of Technology is licensed by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges of Technology, and is approved for Veteran’s Training by the Veteran’s Administration.
For more information on our courses, please visit our website at: www.baystatetech.org
or call us at 888-828-3434 for more information today.
Bay State School of Technology
225 Turnpike Street (Rte. 138)
Canton, MA 02021