The Different Careers in HVAC

If you have decided you want to go to college to pursue a career in the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) industry in Phoenix, you can rest assured you have made a smart career choice. Not only can you complete a degree program in less than four years, but you will also bring home a hefty paycheck, especially if you pursue an advanced degree.

And while many degree programs require you to complete general studies, many HVAC programs allow you to focus only on the courses that are essential to your actual field of work. In fact, you will likely take part in a vocational program rather than an actual degree program, which enables you to graduate with the exact type of credential you need to pursue the line of work you want to enter into. 

For now, let’s look at the different HVAC career paths you should consider the following:

Entry-Level HVAC Jobs – Rough-in Installer

These types of jobs are ideal for those who have recently finished some type of HVAC training course and have under two years of experience working in the HVAC industry. As an entry-level employee, you will likely be given the freedom to expand your studies and earn an actual degree, which can propel you toward promotions and is something you should definitely take advantage of.

When working as an entry-level HVAC helper, you will likely spend much of your time shadowing other professionals who already have their degrees and credentials. You will also perform delegated tasks, like lifting materials, placing parts for your supervisor, attending to service calls, and more. And there’s a good chance a lot of your time will be spent running errands for your boss. 

Professional-Level Jobs

To be considered a professional in the HVAC industry, you will need to acquire at least three years of experience along with the appropriate degree or credential. There are several job titles that you can go after, including that of a:

  • Start-up Technician
  • Service Technician

As a start-up or service technician, you will need to be able to work with a variety of tools and equipment. Your job will include making sure the rough-in installer’s job has been completed correctly as well as performing any services that can’t be performed by the entry-level employees.

Mid- and Senior-Level HVAC Jobs

Once you have the experience and credentials needed to fill mid- and senior-level HVAC job positions, you can rest easy knowing you are going to bring home a very hefty paycheck each week. There’s even a good chance that you might operate your own HVAC company. Mid-level HVAC professionals tend to work as service managers and system engineers. Senior-level professionals are the HVAC company owners and they usually have 15+ years of HVAC experience and know the ins-and-outs of everything that has to do with HVAC. 

If you are having an issue with your HVAC system, contact Collins Comfort Masters today. Our customer base has grown expansively since the start of our company in 1985, and it’s all thanks to the stellar workmanship, standards of morality, and exceptional customer care delivered by our technicians.