With unemployment rates still high around the country, trying to find a reliable career path can be a daunting task. While many employment opportunities fluctuate with the economy, one field of work stays consistent – commercial repairs and installation. HVACR (Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration) is a focused area of this field that is quickly becoming one of the most lucrative career options in the country. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, “Employment of heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers is expected to grow 34 percent from 2010 to 2020, much faster than the average for all occupations.” So while demand for many jobs is continuing to decrease, HVACR technicians are guaranteed to rise in demand over time.
Along with the advantage of high job demand, a career in HVACR also offers a great amount of career diversity. A career in HVACR can go far beyond being a mechanic or installer. As Lou Vendrell, National Director of Product Development at Lincoln Educational Services and Certified Master HVACR Educator, told ACHR News “Our industry is a necessity for the type of lifestyle and comforts we are accustomed to in today’s world. The HVAC industry cannot be exported abroad, and there will always be a need for professionals in many different fields of application.” In the same article, ACHR News compiled a list of over 60 different HVACR jobs that included Energy Auditor, Green Technology Specialist, Engineering Lab Technician, Design Engineer, Government Regulation, and many other positions.
So if you live in the New England area and want to get started on this lucrative career path, look no further. Bay State School of Technology has one of the most successful HVACR programs in the area. Specializing in the area of Commercial Refrigeration & Air Conditioning for over 30 years, Bay State Tech teaches its students all the skills they need to be successful in the field of HVACR. The HVACR training course includes 100 hours of Massachusetts Refrigeration Code and 100 hours of Mass. Electrical code, each counting toward the qualifications for a refrigeration license in Massachusetts. So get started on a rewarding and exciting career path today and enroll in the HVACR program at Bay State School of Technology.