HVAC salary, job creation, and employment are all growing faster than the national average.
According to the US Department of Labor, employers prefer to hire formally educated mechanics, specifically graduates from trade schools like New Castle School of Trades.
“Because of the increasing sophistication of heating, air-conditioning, and refrigeration systems, employers prefer to hire those who have completed technical school training or a formal apprenticeship.”
-Bureau of Labor Statistics
Read on to learn how technical schools can help you earn an excellent salary as an HVAC technician.
As with all careers, to earn the optimal wages it helps to get a solid education that gives you experience, the latest technology training, and the right certification.
New Castle School of Trades can offer all these aspects as well as job placement training to assist you in presenting yourself and your skills in the manner that employers respect.
The new careers in heating, air-conditioning, and refrigeration largely revolve around new technology and other advancements in all industries.
Instruction from a formal educational institute is the best means of achieving the proper vocationals, certification and access to these new technologies.
Also, the computer training we offer will increase your wage prospects, as newer buildings increasingly rely on sophisticated computer systems to run their climate control.
The overall employment prospects for heating, air-conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics are excellent and growing much faster than the national average for total job growth.
That said, employers still only hire licensed, certified HVAC professionals. The more experienced and knowledgeable you are, the higher you’re paid.
The average HVAC wage, in May 2008, was $19.08/hour.
For the center 50%, the earnings were $14.94 to $24.84 hourly, with the top 10% earning more than $30.59.
Here are the salaries across the largest employing industries:
HVAC mechanics that begin as apprentices earn approximately 50% of the full wages described above, and only earn these wages over time and with increased experience.
*All Statistics Taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics
The instructors were great…“I make money real money as an HVAC mechanic after I got my degree from NCST.
A whole lot more than I was making stocking shelves all night.
Thanks to all my great instructors out there – they were right when they told me these skills would change my life.”
Adam McGuffin, Baltimore, MD
~ Adam McGuffin, Baltimore, MD
To ask questions about our electrical technology, heating and cooling classes, or any of our other courses, call us today at 1-800-837-8299 or click here to fill out our online contact form.
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