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Heating and Cooling Technicians

Overview

Heating and cooling technicians work on systems that control the temperature, humidity, and air quality of enclosed environments. They help design, manufacture, install, and maintain climate-control equipment. They provide people with heating and air-conditioning in such structures as shops, hospitals, malls, theaters, factories, restaurants, offices, apartment buildings, and private homes. They may work to provide temperature-sensitive products such as computers, foods, medicines, and precision instruments with climate-controlled environments. They may also provide comfortable environments or refrigeration in such modes of transportation as ships, trucks, planes, and trains. There are approximately 274,680 heating and cooling technicians employed in the United States.

Salary Range

$25,000 to $75,000

Minimum Education Level

Some Postsecondary Training

Certification/License

Required

Outlook

Much Faster than the Average
Personality Traits

Conventional

Hands On

Technical

Career Ladder
Heating and Cooling Supervisor

Heating and Cooling Technician

Heating and Cooling Technician Trainee or Apprentice