Veterans deserve every chance to earn a good living doing work that they genuinely enjoy. If you're a veteran and you want to find a fulfilling new career, you should know that a lot of companies are hiring veterans to perform HVAC installation, repairs, and maintenance. As you probably already know, HVAC stands for heating, ventilation, and air conditioning.
If you think that you have the right skill set for this type of work (and it's pretty easy to get training in this niche if you do have some compatible skills and abilities), you may want to consider jobs for veterans in HVAC as a career pathway.
When you do, you'll access so many wonderful benefits! Today, we'd like to share these benefits with you.
An overall upswing in the HVAC industry has been going on for years now and it's linked with a housing market which is increasingly robust. When the construction sector grows, HVAC grows with it! New homes and commercial spaces need new HVAC systems. This means that there is increased demand for HVAC industry technicians. This increased demand is a long-term trend that shows no signs of slowing down.
It's a very good idea to train for a career in an industry that is growing (i.e. adding jobs). Some industries are losing jobs. So, first and foremost, choosing HVAC as a post-military career pathway means opening yourself up to lots of HVAC employment opportunities down the line.
Projections indicate that industry revenue for HVAC will go up by about 3.6 percent over the upcoming five years. It should total 72.6 billion dollars by the end of 2018!
If you want a career that you can enjoy for a lifetime, this may be the one.
Now, let's talk about the qualifications that an HVAC technician needs in order to qualify for jobs in the industry. First off, you'll need a high school diploma in order to access on-the-job training or enter an educational program where HVAC skills are taught. You may choose to seek out on-the-job training with HVAC companies that offer it to new hires.
Another strategy is getting a certificate or degree. Usually, it takes between six months and two years to earn this type of credential. The program length will depend on which educational facility and program you choose. After you choose one of the routes and complete your training, you'll need to do an apprenticeship. The last step is getting a license.
As you can see, the route towards being fully qualified isn't too long-winded and it's possible to access training while you work and earn. If all of this sounds good to you, you should give some thought to looking at companies that are HVAC enterprises...lots of these companies love hiring veterans just like you.
If you want to fast-track training through an educational facility, look for a six-month program, rather than one that lasts significantly longer.
You've given so much to your country. Now, it's your turn to find HVAC employers who understand the sacrifices that you've needed to make... and want to reward you by giving you a chance to work for them. You'll find these companies right here, at WeHireHeroes.
A typical HVAC tech in the USA earns $21.81 per hour. That equates to just over forty grand per year. Most military jobs offer pay between 30k and 100k per year. If you were on the lower end of the military pay scale, you may find that HVAC pays better. It all depends on what you were doing while you served.
People need HVAC services in order to feel happy and healthy at home. During Hurricane Irma, several elderly members of a retirement community in Hollywood, Florida perished because they were too hot. The lack of power meant no air conditioning. This tragedy underscores the importance of HVAC. In certain areas, good HVAC systems are vital, rather than optional.
When you learn how to install, repair, and maintain these systems, you'll be able to help others. You'll be doing something that's good for the whole community.
Now that you know some facts about this line of work, and also know that many HVAC companies are hiring veterans, and are proud and pleased to add veterans to their ranks, you'll have a clearer sense of what this employment niche offers and whether or not it may be right for you. We think that HVAC offers plenty of benefits and we've shared these advantages today. We want you to know that you can move towards a stable, well-paying, and fulfilling career.
Veterans are special people. They've already proven themselves. HVAC companies understand this. So, why not connect with these companies today? One of them may offer you the job that you've been dreaming of.
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