Choosing a career that is going to last for your working years is not necessarily an easy task. If you have always been a person that has found a niche with working in the construction field and works well with others, it might be time to find something that will get you the respect that you deserve in the workplace. Heating ventilation and air conditioning is a great field to get into.
If you have given some thought and would like to join the field of heating ventilation and air conditioning you will need some formal training and schooling before you can go out into the field and work. Schooling for heating ventilation and air conditioning mechanics and technicians can vary depending on where you take your classes and what the requirements are for the particular state that you are planning on working in.
Most programs of study for heating ventilation and air conditioning take anywhere from six months to three years. It all depends on how much experience you have and if you have any other training. Once you are enrolled in a program of study you will learn all about instillation of equipment as well as maintenance and repairs. All aspects of the field will be explained and once you graduate and you have been in the field you will be asked to choose which you would like to specialize in. You will be trained in all areas, this will be your specialization are.
Starting salaries are hard to pinpoint but we can tell you that the average salary for HVAC mechanics and technicians in Arkansas is approximately $37,680.
Figures courtesy of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Employment & Wages database.