What Jobs Can I Get with an HVAC Certification?

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Are you wondering which jobs are available after graduation from The Refrigeration School (RSI)? There are many entry-level roles that you can start working in shortly after graduation. The Refrigeration Technologies program at RSI prepares you to become an HVAC technician and to take the North American Technician Excellence NATE certification1.

What is the NATE Certification?

The NATE certification is an entry-level certificate that tests HVAC technicians’ knowledge of HVAC/R systems. NATE recommends that you have formal education and some training an employer provides. There are many benefits to getting certified by NATE. Whether you want to prove your HVAC knowledge, get a job in the industry, or prepare for the journeyman licensing process, passing the NATE certification exam offers many incredible benefits to HVAC technicians.

What Jobs Can I Get with an HVAC Certification?

There are many jobs that you are available for with an HVAC certification. These job opportunities include:

Job #1: HVAC Technician

HVAC technicians2 install, clean, maintain, and repair heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems. They install electrical components, test systems, repair or replace defective parts, improve system performance, and keep records of work performed.

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Job #2: Refrigeration Service Technician

This job focuses on the “R” in HVAC/R. Refrigeration service technicians are responsible for installing, maintaining, and repairing ice machines, beverage equipment, restaurant refrigeration, and other refrigeration systems. They monitor refrigerant and upgrade systems to meet safety standards and regulations.

Job #3: Low-Temperature Field Technician

This job focuses on industrial refrigeration in the food and beverage, pharmaceuticals, and chemical processing industries. Industrial refrigeration deals with cooling and freezing large-scale processes and equipment.

Job #4: Commercial Refrigeration Technician

This job focuses on larger commercial refrigeration systems in convenience stores, grocery stores, and vehicles. These systems need regular maintenance and quality control to keep perishable goods from spoiling.

Are HVAC Technicians in Demand?

Yes, HVAC technicians are in demand3 in Arizona. With the rise in population moving to the Grand Canyon State, demand is growing fast, which means additional HVAC technicians are needed. With the increase in construction, retail, restaurants, and manufacturing, HVAC technicians are needed more than ever.

Want To Learn More?

Ready to start your new career at one of the best schools for HVAC in Phoenix? Because HVAC is a hands-on job, technical training is typically required for anyone to enter this field. Many people invest in a trade program to learn the trade skills they need to be safe and effective as professionals. To learn more about our HVAC program offered at the Phoenix, AZ campus, contact us at The Refrigeration School or call 1-888-671-5803.

3Employment is expected to grow for Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers (499021) in Arizona by 31% through 2030. https://www.careeronestop.org

  1. https://natex.org/
  2. https://www.bls.gov/ooh/installation-maintenance-and-repair/heating-air-conditioning-and-refrigeration-mechanics-and-installers.htm#tab-2
  3. https://www.careeronestop.org