The Career Outlook Project
Career Outlook Project
Job Title and Job Description
Sales and service of new and existing HVAC (Heating, ventilating and air conditioning) systems including hot water, hot air, and heat pumps.
What are some related career opportunities and job titles in your company or in your career area?
There are more jobs than people to fill them! HVAC system design, drafting, sales, parts & supplies specialist, installation & diagnosis, sales & service of replacement units for home & commercial use, estimator, project manager, energy conservation. &
What new technology will be important?
More and more systems will be integrated with computers. Particularly with the new types of systems, the technician will need a laptop computer to plug into the system to diagnose and repair equipment.
What education or training did you have to prepare for this career?
I prepared for this career through military training and manufacturers training. At the time that I entered the field, there were no college level courses, but now postsecondary institutions like Massasoit offer HVAC through its Applied Tech. Division.
What education or training do you recommend for students today who want to enter this field?
Enroll in a high school Career and Technical Education program. Math, Science, and English classes are important. Build mechanical skills. Consider 2 or 4 year colleges.
When you were in high school, did you know that you would enter this field?
No, I did not even know it existed.
|Skills Used||Rating (5=Most Important thru|
|Athletic / Physical|
|Coordination / Using Hands, Tools, and Equipment|
|Investigative / Fact Finding|
|leadership and Supervising|
|Sales and Negotiation|
|Scientific and Experimental|
|Social Service / Helping Skills|
|Teaching / Instructing|
|Understanding Nature, Plants, Animals|
Interview By: HB