December 16, 2019
Right now jobs in the fuel oil, HVAC, and energy industries are in high demand—and they are only expected to continue to increase in the next decade. If you are a technical student planning for your future or a current energy professional looking for a career change, this report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has some great news.
HVAC Job Predictions in the United States
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports:
Employment of heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers is projected to grow 13 percent from 2018 to 2028, much faster than the average for all occupations.
Commercial and residential building construction is expected to drive employment growth. The growing number of sophisticated climate-control systems is also expected to increase demand for qualified HVACR technicians.
Repair and replacement of HVACR systems is a large part of what technicians do. The growing emphasis on energy efficiency and pollution reduction is likely to increase the demand for HVACR technicians as climate-control systems are retrofitted, upgraded, or replaced entirely.
What Job Seekers Need to Know
This promising job outlook further enforces that the oil and HVAC industry is a viable career path for trade school students and energy professionals. Oil and energy jobs provide the opportunity to hone your skills and utilize them to install and service a range of advanced heating equipment. Additionally, there are entry-level positions like customer service representatives, technicians, and apprentices that have the potential to develop into high-paying management careers.
Generation NEXT Energy Pros is a free online platform where students and energy pros can connect with potential employers in their area. Visit the site today to find out if there is a local chapter in your state.