Careers in Construction: HVACR professionals

Workforce Development
Contact: Greg Zick
AVP, Workforce Development
(202) 266-8493

HVAC worker looking at a unit

Average National Wage: $57,460 | $27.63/hour

Install or repair heating, ventilation, and central air conditioning or refrigeration (HVACR) systems, including oil burners, hot-air furnaces and heating stoves.

In the HVACR trade you will learn:

  • How to maintain, repair and diagnose equipment related to HVACR technology
  • Energy auditing Green alternatives
  • Air conditioning design and layout
  • Refrigerant systems
  • System charging and system evacuation
  • Water treatment
  • Boiler operation and safety

Once you complete training, you have a variety of employment options:

  • Commercial service technician
  • Heating system installer
  • Heating, air conditioning and plumbing contractors
  • HVACR mechanic
  • Maintain and repair climate control for businesses, schools and hospitals

Careers in the Trades: HVACR