Your Roadmap to a High Paying HVAC Job.
There are many job opportunities within the HVAC industry due to the high demand for people to install and maintain HVAC systems. There is also an increased need for managers who will oversee projects and communicate with clients.
Some of the different roles in the HVAC industry include:
· Air Conditioning Technician,
· Refrigeration Technician,
· HVAC Engineer,
· HVAC Installer,
· Project Manager
· Service Manager
Now the questions that arise are, Why HVAC(Decide the Goal First?), how to start? Where to start?
What qualifications does one need to be a HVAC tech?
What topics should one cover? etc., etc.
So in this article, we are going to discuss all these things in detail.
STEPS TO BECOME A CERTIFIED HVAC TECH.
Earn a high school degree or equivalent
High school students head start on their HVAC education by completing physics, math, and vocational education coursework.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) recommends that students complete high school shop courses in plumbing, basic electronics, or electrical work.
One must also be above the age of 18.
Complete a training program
One needs to have completed an accredited HVAC program. Currently, these programs take around six months for certification or two years for a professional degree.
Costing between 1200usd to 15000usd) or completion of a 3 to 5-year on-the-job apprenticeship.
But at Skillcat, our programs are the opposite of this. Skillcat’s goal is to bring more HVAC techs into the industry. Therefore, our courses are entirely free!
Yes! You read that right completely free! The courses also take a short duration, from 2 weeks to a month, depending on the method you settle on.
Check out some of our free online HVAC courses for the EPA 608, NATE Ready To Work, and more.
Experience through apprenticeship or other on-the-job HVAC training
Industry research shows that employers prefer HVAC applicants with on-hand expertise.
Skillcat provides you with online simulations where one can acquire this experience and perfect their skills.
Licensing - earn a license and industry certification.
Research on whether your state requires a license or not. Some states require one, while others do not.
Check with the appropriate government agencies to see whether you will need a license to become a HVAC technician in your area. Additionally, some townships or other localities might require a permit.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency requires HVAC technicians who work with refrigerants to have Section 608 certification to ensure that they do not violate that section of the Clean Air Act.
At Skillcat, we offer a written EPA certification examination. This examination assesses and evaluates one’s knowledge and skills to be fully certified.
Lastly, Get Hired!
At Skillcat, once you complete the online HVAC training, you will have the option to join our talent network.
We have partnered with leading HVAC companies, and they are all hiring right now.
Companies will look for new hands from this talent pool since you have proven your ability through training simulations and testing. Register with us Today!