What does a HVACR technician do?
HVACR technicians maintain and install heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration systems in residential and commercial buildings.
HVACR technicians’ tasks vary based on specialty, but primarily include service and installation in a variety of environments such as homes, schools, factories, refrigerated warehouses and hospitals. Other responsibilities include preventative maintenance, equipment tune-up, and troubleshooting and repairs of air conditioning and heating systems.
HVACR technicians often work for construction contractors (64%), although around 9% of HVACR technicians are self-employed according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Currently a rise in commercial and residential building construction is expected to increase the need for HVACR technicians. According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, growth for HVACR technicians will grow at 15% from 2016 to 2026. This is twice the growth rate of all other occupations.
A career as an HVACR technician requires hands-on work and problem solving skills. Often jobs will require physical strength, stamina and a comprehension of the mechanical systems function and design. HVACR technicians must work with people to help communicate problems and solutions. Good customer service is an essential tool for HVACR technicians. A quality program like MIAT College of Technology will teach customer relations as well as mechanical troubleshooting.
If you are interested in a career that offers hands-on problem solving, people skills and technical knowledge, then a career in HVACR could be a perfect match. HVACR employees often are rewarded for being able to effectively master all of the aspects of this challenging career.
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