Choosing a career path can seem like a daunting task. Everyone wants to find a job or career that gets them excited to go to work every day. Most people want to find their calling and where they fit in. The feeling of finding a job like that can be one of the best. In about a month, many young adults go off to college, and a new batch of high school seniors start looking at the options for what to do after graduation.
If you are reading this blog, either by finding us or having it sent to you by a loved one, maybe you’re considering a job in HVAC. As probably imagined, we are not career experts, but we thought we would take a moment to talk about what we know – HVAC. And three reasons why a career in HVAC is worth it.
The old proverb is right: “Variety is the spice of life.” Last year we posted the blog, A Day in the Life of an HVAC Service Technician, and in it we interviewed one of our HVAC professionals, Vince Woodruff. He mentioned that one of the best parts of his job is the variety, and we could not agree more.
Each day brings new challenges, different tasks, and interacting with various customers. In case you didn’t already know, HVAC stands for heating, ventilation and air conditioning. So daily tasks can include anything from installing a furnace or carrying out an a/c replacement, repairing a furnace or a/c (or sometimes both — we see you, Minnesota weather), performing routine maintenance checks, and helping with a home’s air quality. The days may get long, but they always offer something new and interesting to discover.
This job is not right for robots. Monotonous work may have a time and a place, but HVAC professionals must be excellent problem solvers. As mentioned in the previous point, this job brings a variety of work. Variety also brings its own challenges and problems to overcome. Part of what makes an HVAC career worth it is being able to skillfully diagnose an issue and make the proper repair.
There is a sense of pride and accomplishment by completing a day’s worth of appointments and getting to the bottom of why a furnace or air conditioner isn’t working. A career in this field allows for continual hands-on learning and growth.
Technology and automation continue to radically change some industries. Innovations in HVAC have helped systems become quieter and more efficient, but HVAC technicians are still a major part of the building and installation of the new machinery. Every home and business needs some sort of heating and cooling units, so there will always be need for a technician to service, repair, and install them.
There is also an increasing need to train and hire more HVAC installers and technicians in the industry. Older generations are retiring, and not as many people are choosing this career path. The education plan for this profession is not as taxing as some. We outlined The Path to Success as an HVAC Technician/Installer in a recent blog. That blog cites “ With increased demand, HVAC employment is projected to grow by 15 percent through 2026, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.”
We believe that working in HVAC is a very rewarding career. Hopefully, this information has helped highlight some of the unique benefits and opportunities available from a career in HVAC.
Heating & Cooling Two is a family-owned business that has been in the Twin Cities for over 40 years. We have built a reputation by providing our customers with valuable information, superior service, and cost-effective home heating and cooling solutions. We are always looking for more awesome, energetic people to join our team. If you are looking for more information or to start the application process, contact us.