Close to a quarter of the 8,190 HVAC technicians employed in Ohio are located in the Cincinnati metro area. Cincinnati HVAC technicians earn approximately $48,650 per year which is has over over $6,000 more than the state average for the profession. According to government statistics, job growth for HVAC techs is expected to continue to grow by 34% over the next decade.
HVAC mechanics often work in:
- Industrial Manufacturing centers
- Government local and federal buildings
- Shipping and trucking transport of perishable goods
Cincinnati HVAC Training
HVAC school programs usually require 6 to 12 months to earn a certificate. An associate’s degree in HVAC takes 2 years. You can learn about:
- Engineering basics
- Structural designs
- Air filtration
- Temperature control
- Air Distribution
- HVAC pneumatic systems
- Thermal Control
- Refrigeration and HVAC electronics and safety
The programs will give you enough hands-on experience to prepare for the workplace. HVAC school graduates will have an advantage over 58% of the present workers that only have a high school diploma according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Many employers will only hire HVAC mechanics if they have a North American Technician Excellence (NATE) certification. You can receive the certification by passing a NATE exam that tests your HVAC expertise. NATE exams are held in Cincinnati, Ohio throughout the year.
Figures courtesy of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Employment & Wages database.
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