HVAC Jobs Available to Graduates

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Are you interested in becoming an HVAC technician? Did you know you have job options? Whether you want to be an HVAC generalist or specialize in commercial refrigeration or smart home tech, you have different HVAC jobs. A great way to prepare for any role in HVAC is by attending the HVAC program at The Refrigeration School.

What HVAC Jobs Are Available to Graduates?

There are many jobs available to graduates of RSI’s HVAC/R program. These roles include:

HVAC Technician

HVAC Technicians work on heating, ventilation, cooling, and refrigeration systems that control the temperature and air quality within residential and commercial buildings; according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics1,  HVAC mechanics and installers typically do the following:

  • Install, diagnose, clean, maintain, and repair HVAC systems
  • Install electrical components, dual voltage systems, and high-voltage wiring
  • Inspect HVAC systems and their components
  • Discuss proper upkeep and maintenance with clients
  • Replace defective parts and HVAC components
  • Recommend maintenance to improve efficiency

Commercial Refrigeration Technician

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A commercial refrigeration technician installs, repairs, and troubleshoots commercial refrigeration systems. This can include walk-in freezers, ice machines, beer chillers, warehouses with perishable foods, and grocery store food displays. Commercial refrigeration technicians maintain proper climate control to keep food, medicine, and other perishable goods at safe temperatures to prevent bacteria and spoilage. Commercial refrigeration technicians must also be EPA 608 certified to handle and dispose of hazardous refrigerants safely.

HVAC Apprentice

After graduating from The Refrigeration School, you must complete an apprenticeship for 3 to 4 years to apply for your journeyman HVAC license. Licensed HVAC technicians manage HVAC apprentices and use their education to guide them through different scenarios and projects.

A/C Installation Technician

If you want to specialize in air conditioning installation, maintenance, and repair, you can parlay your HVAC diploma into an A/C installation technician role. You may work on residential or commercial air conditioning systems. Residents and business owners will look to you on those hot Phoenix days. A/C installation technicians must be EPA 608 certified to handle and dispose of hazardous refrigerants safely. The good news is that you are preparing for this certification exam in RSI’s HVAC/R program.

Smart Home Technician

Smart technology is changing the way we manage the climate in our homes. From smart thermostats to mobile devices connected to the Internet of Things (IoT), homeowners can control their home’s climate from anywhere. Plus, smart thermostats can identify homeowner occupancy trends to improve energy efficiency.

As a Smart Home Technician, you will work with homeowners to understand the current HVAC system, their budget, and their renovation goals. Then, you will install and set up internet-enabled devices to manage the home’s climate. You will also educate customers on their new smart HVAC system for convenience, energy savings, and comfort.

Journeyman HVAC Technician

After completing your formal education at RSI and satisfying your three-year apprenticeship, you can apply for a journeyman license2. This license allows you to work independently or start your own HVAC business. And, as a journeyman HVAC technician, you can also manage other apprentices. This way, you can pass on your knowledge and experience to the next generation of HVAC technicians.

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 a professional. 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

  1. https://www.bls.gov/ooh/installation-maintenance-and-repair/heating-air-conditioning-and-refrigeration-mechanics-and-installers.htm#tab-2
  2. https://www.phoenix.gov/pddsite/Documents/Journeyman%20Brochure.pdf