Nationwide

HVAC TECHNICIAN

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Description:

Install or repair heating, ventilation, and central air conditioning or refrigeration systems, including oil burners, hot-air furnaces and heating stoves. Use your knowledge of green technology to ensure safe and healthy building conditions in homes, hospitals, schools and office buildings. Consumers are replacing older, less efficient systems with new green models increasing the demand for HVAC technicians.

High School:​

No programs locally, contact us to talk about creating an opportunity for you!

More about a career as an HVAC Technician:

Career Development:

​Information on how to qualify for and receive a license in Mechanical Occupations in the State of Michigan: Licensing and Regulatory Affairs

Additional Training Courses:

These courses are offered by Online CTI, headquartered in Traverse City with online courses available across the country.

Day In The Life of an HVAC Technician:
  • Repair or service heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems to improve efficiency, such as by changing filters, cleaning ducts, or refilling non-toxic refrigerants.

  • Connect heating or air conditioning equipment to fuel, water, or refrigerant source to form complete circuit.

  • Study blueprints, design specifications, or manufacturers' recommendations to ascertain the configuration of heating or cooling equipment components and to ensure the proper installation of components.

  • Lay out and connect electrical wiring between controls and equipment, according to wiring diagrams, using electrician's hand tools.

  • Install and test automatic, programmable, or wireless thermostats in residential or commercial buildings to minimize energy usage for heating or cooling.

  • Repair or replace defective equipment, components, or wiring.

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Job growth (2019-2026)
20.3%
14%
13%
Nationwide
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Statewide
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Regional
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Employment & Wage Statistics

Job openings (2019-2016)
30
1,020
42,800
Regional
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Hourly wage range
$15.08
$23.24
$29.44

Median

Annual wage range
$31,370
$48,330
$61,230
Statewide
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Hourly wage range
$14.35
$22.85
$36.57
Annual wage range
$29,840
$47,540
$76,070
Nationwide
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Hourly wage range
$14.72
$23.43
$37.46
Annual wage range
$30,610
$48,730
$77,920
For more information on careers as an HVAC technician:
ONET Summary Report - HVAC Technicians