Career Profiles

The HVACR industry has created many career opportunities across the country as a result of innovation, an improved economy and the need to replace an aging and retiring workforce. There’s a lot more to the heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration industry than you might think.

What would interest your kids? Working with their hands and using tools? Maybe computer work and CAD design is what they would excel at? What about sales and marketing or customer service? Working as part of a team or independently? Working for a large company or for themselves? In HVACR it is possible to find a career path and job that suits many interests and strengths.

There is no single entry pathway into careers in this industry. Young people looking to enter a trade will need to undertake an apprenticeship. Engineers and designers sometimes begin as skilled trades’ people but they typically have different pathways that would include university or college.

Investigate the opportunities!

By looking at some of the more common career opportunities and job profiles below you will discover that there is a job to fit your child.

Find out what a design engineer does or what skills a heating and air conditioning service technician needs.  Each occupational profile provides insight into a career that is part of the HVACR industry, including job activities, essential skills required and educational requirements. 

Explore some of the careers in the dynamic industry of heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration!