Good ones are hard to come by these days.   You might be overqualified for some positions and under qualified for others.  Competition can be fierce and stressful.   But before we get to where the jobs will be, you should be asking yourself some questions first.

Do you know what you’re looking for?  Choosing a career school and new career is an extremely important decision in your life.  You have to choose a career that you’ll be happy with. If you enjoy your work, it becomes a labor of love.  If you hate your work, it becomes drudgery.

To catch a job in this economy you need both skills and a good attitude.  To succeed in that job, you need to work hard.  If you enjoy your work, it’s not that hard to put your all into it.  If you can do this, you can succeed.

Choose a school that has a proven track record.  For 30 years, Bay State Tech has been training men and women with its proven “hands-on training” methods.  We know how to get you trained and ready for your new career, with no prior experience needed.  And we can get you ready to get back in the workforce in less than a year.

Now, where are the jobs?  How about a career as an HVACR technician?  A recent study by U. S. News and World Reports shows HVACR Technician as one of the Best 50 jobs of 2011.  The report states:

Employment of heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration technicians is expected to increase by 86,600 jobs, or 28 percent, between 2008 and 2018, according to the Labor Department.  The glut of homes built in recent years is a boon for the industry, given that residential HVACR systems generally need replacing after 10 to 15 years.  Other drivers of job growth include increasing demand for environmentally friendly and energy-efficient heating and air conditioning systems, as homeowners and businesses strive to reduce their carbon footprint and save money on heating and cooling bills.  And as systems grow more complex, more technicians will be needed to install and service them.  Finally, many technicians are reaching retirement age, and contractors are scrambling to find workers to meet the demand.  The air conditioning and commercial refrigeration industry estimates that an additional 57,000 skilled workers are needed each year. 1

The report goes on to say:

Median hourly wages for heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration technicians were $19.76 in May 2009, which translates to about $41,100 annually, according to the Labor Department. 2

A recent article from the Air Conditioning Heating and Refrigeration News (ACHRNews) said:

The current (technician) shortage predictions show that of the approximately 78 million Baby Boomers, roughly 40 per cent will become eligible for retirement over the next 10 years.  The new workforce coming up only has about 40 million new workers to offer.  Do the math.3

When you choose your new career path doesn’t it make sense to get into a career that is projected to need more skilled workers over the next few years?  If you think that a career in HVACR is right for you, then you need to start getting ready now, so you can take advantage of the new opportunities that will be available to you.  No previous experience is necessary to benefit from our “Hands-on Training.

Bay State School of Technology offers a variety of programs that lead to new careers.  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 the real washers, dryers, dishwashers, microwave ovens and other appliances, as you learn how to repair them.

1  U.S. News and World Reports, Best Careers of 2011, December 2010
2 Ibid
3  HVACRNews, September 12, 2011

Bay State’s Domestic Refrigeration 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 (commonly known as Freon Recovery) on-site testing and certification.

Commercial HVACR will immerse you in the basics of larger refrigeration and cooling units, 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.

In our Electronics Technician program, you’ll be able to work with switches, transistors, and computer and networking components as well as other Electronics devices in order to prepare you for a wide variety of jobs related to Electronics.

All programs include a new laptop computer that will be yours to keep after graduation, and the necessary training on how to best utilize it.

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 Electronics, Major Appliance, or HVACR field.

Call Bay State School of Technology today at:


to arrange for a visit to the school.  We encourage you to:

  • Tour the school and visit the classrooms, shop and lab areas
  • Bring someone with you.  We’d be glad to include them in the tour as well
  • 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

Start on the road to your new career today –  a new career in less than a year!

Bay State School of Technology is licensed by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges, and is approved for Veteran’s Training by the Veteran’s Administration.

For more information on our courses, please visit our website at:


where you can download our course catalog or call us at 888-828-3434 for more information today.  Or scan this image with your smart phone to go straight to the Bay State website:

Bay State School of Technology
225 Turnpike Street (Route 138)
Canton, MA 02021-2358