HVAC Technician

What Does An HVAC Technician Do?

HVAC technicians install, maintain, and fix heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration systems.

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How Do I Become An HVAC Technician?

Completing a program in air conditioning and refrigeration technology or a related field may be necessary to obtain these positions. These programs are typically offered through colleges.

What is the Average Salary For An HVAC Technician?

High – 73,000
Median – 45,000
Low – 28,000

What Courses Should I Take To Become An HVAC Technician?

  • Trade-related courses
  • Electronics
  • Physics
  • Math

What Is The Work Environment For An HVAC Technician?

HVAC techs typically work in the heating and air conditioning contractors industry. Some may be self-employed. They may work both inside and outside, and at times work in very restricted spaces. Heavy lifting may be required for this job!

What Is The Future Outlook For An HVAC Technician?

The job outlook for this position looks excellent over the next 10 years, keeping in mind that geographical differences may exist.


  • Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook
  • Explore Careers, Labour Market Information, Government of Canada

What Degree Should I Consider If I Want To Be An HVAC Technician?