The HVAC industry has been on a growth spurt for years. Are you wondering if HVAC jobs are still in high demand and will remain in demand? Let’s take a look at a few of the facts.
The US Bureau of Labor and Statistics seems to believe the growth pattern is not coming to an end. They are currently predicting an incredible 21 percent growth in HVAC jobs through the year 2022. Let’s put that into a little clearer perspective. For every 5 HVAC technicians working today, there will be one more needed. That is one of the highest predicted growth rates of all careers in the USA.
We need to make it clear. We are talking about trained and licensed HVAC technicians. As you can imagine, the growth for helpers and support staff in the HVAC industry will need to grow at a similar rate to support the added technicians.
What is driving this growth?
It can be tied to a couple of factors. First, the housing industry is on a rebound. New houses are being built at a faster pace, plus older homes are changing hands on a regular basis. This means more new installations and upgrades for new homeowners.
The second reason for fast growth is new technology. Computerized systems are offering major energy savings, which translate to lower running costs for homes and businesses. All of this new technology requires highly trained technicians to install the systems, program them, and maintain them. The control systems can be added to older units, but frequently homeowners choose to update to newer high-efficiency systems at the same time.
What types of jobs will these new HVAC workers find?
There is expected growth in all areas of the HVAC industry. There is a growing demand for qualified HVAC technicians in the HVAC manufacturing industry. You can expect to see continued growth in HVAC installers and repair technicians servicing both home and commercial clients.
Food manufacturers are hiring higher numbers of HVAC technicians, too. They are building their own in-house repair teams to make sure their heating and refrigeration units are always maintained and online.
New HVAC technicians may have a few advantages in the marketplace, too. They are being taught the latest technologies while they are in their classes, while current technicians must scramble to keep up with the fast changes in automated control systems. Homeowners and businesses expect systems they can program for higher efficiency and are looking for remote control and monitoring, too.
Growth in home building, economic growth, and changes in technology are fueling the demand for more HVAC technicians. The HVAC industry is poised to see major growth for the next few years and could see sustained growth over the next decade if current economic predictions stay true.
If you have been debating getting trained as an HVAC technician, your timing could not be better. You can take advantage of the growth in demand and the higher wages being paid. Now is the perfect time to join the HVAC industry.