HVAC Technician

Career Overview

HVAC technicians install, maintain, and fix heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration systems.


Completing a program in air conditioning and refrigeration technology or a related field may be necessary to obtain these positions. These programs are typically offered through colleges.

Salary Expectations

Low End:
High End:
$29,460 /yr
$47,000 /yr
$76,230 /yr

Recommended Courses

  • Math
  • Electronics
  • Physics
  • Trade-related courses
Work Environment

HVAC techs typically work in the heating and air conditioning contractors industry. Some may be self-employed. They may work both inside and outside, and at times work in very restricted spaces. Heavy lifting may be required for this job!

Future Outlook

The job outlook for this position looks excellent over the next 10 years, keeping in mind that geographical differences may exist.

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook
Explore Careers, Labour Market Information, Government of Canada