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Would you like a job where you can work with your hands and challenge your mind? Do you like working with high-tech tools, as well as with the old reliable ones - pliers, wrenches, and screwdrivers? If so, you might be a perfect fit for a career as a Heating, Air conditioning & Refrigeration (HVAC) mechanic or installer.  Climate control systems are found in virtually every home and business, especially here in Texas, where the summers are hot and humid.   The demand for qualified HVAC mechanics with advanced skills is on the rise as newer systems become more high-tech. Tere are many job opportunities working with systems in private homes and in commercial offices, industrial complexes, manufacturing plants, restaurants, hotels, and more.  Qualified heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers (HVAC mechanics and installers) are in short supply everywhere, especially here in the Gulf Coast region. Tis shortage translates into outstanding career opportunities for individuals who are just entering the workforce. Would you like a job where you can work with your hands and challenge your mind? Do you like working with high-tech tools, as well as with the old reliable ones - pliers, wrenches, and screwdrivers? If so, you might be a perfect fit for a career as a Heating, Air conditioning & Refrigeration (HVAC) mechanic or installer.

Climate control systems are found in virtually every home and business, especially here in Texas, where the summers are hot and humid. 

The demand for qualified HVAC mechanics with advanced skills is on the rise as newer systems become more high-tech. They work both indoors and outdoors and can be found in three different fields: residential, commercial, and industrial buildings. The work may be strenuous at times and some people may have to travel to multiple job sites.

Qualified heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers (HVAC mechanics and installers) are in short supply everywhere, especially here in the Gulf Coast region. This shortage translates into outstanding career opportunities for individuals who are just entering the workforce.


Nearly 8,000 HVAC Mechanic and Installer jobs expected in the Gulf Coast Region by the year 2024

Nearly 8,000 HVAC Mechanic and Installer jobs expected in the Gulf Coast Region by the year 2024


Making an average of $22.47 an hour in 2016, HVAC Mechanics are well-paid positions without postsecondary degrees, that the Gulf Coast Region will need almost 300 more of per year.

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the Gulf Coast Region will need almost 300 more HVAC Mechanics per year.


What kind of HVAC Mechanic and Installer careers are there?

  • Residential construction, maintenance, and repair
  • Commercial construction, maintenance, and repair
  • Industrial construction, maintenance, and repair

How do you become an HVAC Mechanic and Installer?

High School Endorsement: Business & Industry

All you need is a high school diploma. Technical and trade programs offer 6-month to 2-year long certifications or associate's degrees respectively. There is a growing call for continuing and beginning HVAC mechanical educations at the postsecondary level, but it is not required.

HVAC mechanics can learn exclusively on the job, though employers see less of this and more apprenticeships. Many beginning on the job start out shadowing a professional HVAC mechanic, doing basic tasks for the technician as they observe. HVAC mechanics and installers are required to obtain a certification from the Environmental Protection Agency, and register with the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation.


What does being an HVAC Mechanic cover?

  • Installation: Installing equipment, machines, wiring, or programs to meet specifications.
  • Quality Control Analysis: Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
  • Equipment Maintenance: Performing routine maintenance machines and knowing when and what kind of maintenance is needed
  • Troubleshooting: Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
  • Repairing: Fixing the HVAC system with needed tools
  • Operation Monitoring: Knowing how to test for quality and working control on the HVAC machine.

Gulf Coast Region HVAC Mechanic and Installer Programs

Community Colleges Offering Training Depending on Demand

Major Employers in the Region

 

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*Includes the following counties: Austin, Brazoria, Chambers, Colorado, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris, Liberty, Matagorda, Montgomery, Walker, Waller, and Wharton.

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