There are so many awesome benefits to a career as an HVAC technician, and it’s the best choice for a lot of people! Could it be right for you?
1. You get to be active, not trapped behind a desk
Were you the person who loved learning about mechanics and how things worked back in high school? Maybe you really liked physics or chemistry class? But you hated sitting all day in school? Well, that means being an HVAC tech is perfect for you because you get to solve problems in a hands-on way. As you master HVAC skills and learn to diagnose and solve problems, you’ll never get bored, and you’ll never be stuck in an office again!
2. Something different every day
Speaking of never getting bored, one of the best parts about being an HVAC technician is that your job is never the same from one day to the next. Whether you’re repairing a leak in a system, checking refrigerant charge, or troubleshooting part failures, every system is almost like its own logic puzzle!
3. You get to help people
And no matter how you solve that logic puzzle … unlike with some jobs, you really get to see the real-world benefits of your actions more than if it was just a puzzle. You’re really making a difference in a customer’s life every day, ensuring their basic comfort and happiness. HVAC technicians are really heroes in that way — dedicated professionals who make everyone’s life better!
4. Great pay
Based on this, and because the HVAC field is predicted to grow more and more, technicians are getting higher salaries than ever before. The average hourly pay for an HVAC tech in Charlotte, North Carolina is $22.12, which is $46,010 a year. And, the top 10% highest paid HVAC techs in Charlotte make $31.76 an hour, which translates to $66,061 a year! Also consider the fact that you get to avoid the hefty student loan debt from going to college. HVAC certification only costs a few thousand dollars. And if that is out of your price range, you can apply for an apprenticeship instead (although training takes longer that way).
5. Potentially working for Weather Master
Here at Weather Master, we are looking for HVAC technicians right now! We are looking for both experienced and entry-level techs. We have been locally owned and operated and grown our reputation for more than 43 years, and we’ve done that not only by treating customers right, but treating employees right too. We reward your success and want to help you build a career with us, with our extensive benefits package including: comprehensive health and dental insurance, education savings and tuition assistance, additional incentive compensation, and other benefit programs.