• Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers
  • Architecture and Construction
  • Annual Median Wage
    $ 45,640
    $28,420 range bar $65,630
    Annual NC Wage Range
    Growth Rate
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    Very Fast Growing
  • Heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers, often called HVACR technicians, work on heating, ventilation, cooling, and refrigeration systems that control the temperature and air quality in buildings.

What do they typically do

  • Test individual components to determine necessary repairs
  • Use blueprints or design specifications to install or repair HVACR systems
  • Travel to worksites
  • Inspect and maintain customers' HVACR systems
  • Determine HVACR systems' energy use and make recommendations to improve efficiency
  • Install electrical wiring and controls and test for proper operation
  • Repair or replace worn or defective parts
  • Connect systems to fuel and water supply lines, air ducts, and other components

Number of Jobs

Average Annual
Job Growth +1.5%
Job Opening 1,952

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A/C Tech (Air Conditioning Technician), HVAC Installer (Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning Installer), HVAC Mechanic (Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning Mechanic), HVAC Specialist (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning Specialist), Refrigeration Mechanic, Refrigeration Technician (Refrigeration Tech), Service Technician (Service Tech), Systems Mechanic, Transportation Refrigeration Technician (Transportation Refrigeration Tech)
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