6 Great Reasons to Get HVACR Training

Try Branford Hall’s program and get ready for a new career

Are you a hands-on type of person who likes to fix things? Do you sometimes feel that college is not for you? If you are thinking about vocational school or trade school, you might want to look into the field of HVACR—heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration. This field could be a great fit for you if you are good with your hands and good at learning how technical systems work. Interested in learning more? Here are some reasons to consider this career field:

1. You can get marketable skills in less than one year
Most HVACR training programs are short career-focused programs that are designed to get you in and out of school in a short period of time—usually less than one year. You will learn important skills such:

  • installing new equipment, both residential and commercial
  • trouble-shooting problems with broken units
  • making repairs
  • replacing parts
  • running tests to ensure the system is working
  • connecting ductwork

2. You don’t need an expensive college degree
While college is a great choice for many people, not everyone has the interest, time, or funds to invest in a four-year degree. Training for a trade like HVAC/R can be done in just a short period of time and get you into the job market faster. No prior experience is required, and the application process is quick and easy.

3. You work with your hands, not at a desk
Let’s face it, not everyone wants to have a desk job in front of a computer. If a desk job sounds boring to you, and you are someone who prefers to work with your hands, you will appreciate the kind of work you will do as an HVACR technician.

4. There are paths for advancement
When you just finish your training program, you would look for entry level positions such as maintenance assistant or apprentice technician. But with more time and more experience on the job, you may be able to advance to positions like service technician or installer. And as you gain even more on-the-job experience, you may be ready for jobs like distribution manager or operation manager.

5. Your skills are portable
HVAC/R systems exist in residences and businesses throughout the country, making your skills marketable nearly anywhere! If you need to make a move, you should feel good knowing that you have job skills that transfer from one workplace to another.

6. The outlook for future jobs is good
According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook, “Employment of heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers is projected to grow 14 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations.” The handbook predicts that this projected growth will come as new HVAC/R technologies replace old ones, and technicians are needed to install new systems.

For residents living near Bohemia, NY and Springfield, MA, check out the HVAC/R training program at the Branford Hall Career Institute. Our program is proud to provide hands-on learning experiences that prepare our students with the skills they need to work in the field of HVACR. Contact us online to find out more.