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HVAC, which stands for heating, ventilating, and air conditioning, is a field which regulates the humidity and temperature of a variety of structures, including homes, office buildings, retail establishments, hospitals, and factories. HVAC technicians, also known as HVAC mechanics and installers, are responsible for installing and/or maintaining the wide array of mechanical, electrical and electronic components that comprise an HVAC system.

Using special tools and equipment, the mechanic needs to be able to maintain, diagnose and correct problems that may occur throughout the entire system.

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HVAC Schools

Although there continue to be mechanics who learn their trade informally on the job, most employers prefer to hire those who have completed formal training and/or an apprenticeship. The U.S. Armed Forces, as well as many junior/community colleges and technical/trade schools, offers 6-month to 2-year programs in heating, air-conditioning, and refrigeration. Three agencies have set academic standards for accrediting HVAC schools: the National Center for Construction Education and Research; HVAC Excellence; and the Partnership for Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Accreditation. Completion of these programs along with several additional months of field experience is usually needed to establish proficiency in the trade.

The following are five schools that offer HVAC training programs:

  • Ashworth College: This online program in HVAC training prepares students to take the EPA certification exam. It includes both a study guide and a $75 voucher towards the cost of the exam.
  • Everest Career Training Schools: This program trains students to become professional HVAC technicians in about a year. With locations across the country, Everest offers modern tools and instructors with professional experience in the field.
  • Lincoln Tech: Several of Lincoln Tech's campuses across the country offer the HVAC training program. The program covers green alternatives to heating and cooling systems, preparing students for environmental changes in the field.
  • Penn Foster Career School: This school offers a career diploma in HVAC and refrigeration. This online program can be completed in as little as five months, and prepares students for a career as an HVAC technician.
  • Remington College: This college's campuses in Cleveland, Ohio; Dallas, Texas; Fort Worth, Texas; and Memphis, Tennessee currently offer a diploma program in HVAC technician training.

HVAC Technician Education Requirements

Though the HVAC technician education requirements vary from state to state, most mechanics specialize in either installation or maintenance and repair. Many of them specialize in a singular element of HVAC (e.g., heating work or air-conditioning) or in one type of equipment (e.g., solar panels, commercial refrigeration, or water-based heating systems). Despite their specializations, mechanics are trained to install and service both residential and commercial systems. In these programs, students learn about proper installation and repair of many different mechanical systems, including:

  • Furnaces
  • Metal and fiberglass ducting
  • Compressors
  • Motors
  • Switches
  • Fans
  • Piping
  • Electrical systems and electrical components

    HVAC technician programs also teach students how to use of a wide variety of hand tools, such as tin snips, wrenches, torches, and pipe cutters, as well as various testing devices (hydrometers, voltmeters, pressure gauges) to measure different flow rates and pressures.

    HVAC Technician Apprenticeships and Training

    In addition to HVAC technician training that takes place in the classroom, there are also formal apprenticeship programs, frequently sponsored by local chapters of associations and trade unions. These apprenticeships normally last three to five years and combine paid on-the-job training with classroom instruction. Applicants for apprenticeships must possess a high school diploma or equivalent. Apprenticeship programs are usually a pathway to certification and licensure. During HVAC technician training, students typically learn the following skills:

    • Reading blueprints
    • Safety
    • Theory and design of heating and ventilation systems
    • Refrigeration products
    • Equipment construction
    • Installation, maintenance, and repair
    • Mechanical drawing

      After either formal or on-the-job training, HVAC technicians can go on to attain licensing, which is required in some states. Requirements for licensure vary widely but always include passing some type of test, the contents of which vary by state or locality. In addition, those whose job requires working with refrigerants must be certified in their proper handling. Certification for purchasing and handling refrigerants requires mechanics to pass a written examination specific to the type of work in which they specialize.

      Resources for HVAC Mechanics and Installers

      Sources:

      1. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers, http://www.bls.gov/ooh/installation-maintenance-and-repair/heating-air-conditioning-and-refrigeration-mechanics-and-installers.htm
      2. Ashworth College, https://www.ashworthcollege.edu/career-diplomas/heating-air-conditioning/
      3. Everest Career Training Schools, http://www.everest.edu/programs/category/hvac
      4. Lincoln Tech, http://www.lincolntech.edu/careers/skilled-trades/hvac
      5. PennFoster Career School, https://www.pennfoster.edu/programs-and-degrees/construction-and-maintenance/hvac-technician-career-diploma
      6. Remington College, http://www.remingtoncollege.edu/hvac-technician-training-school/

      Metro Areas Sorted by Total Employment for:
      HVAC Mechanics and Installers

      Listed below are metro areas sorted by the total number of people employed in HVAC Mechanics and Installers jobs , as of 2016

      2016 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2014-24 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov; 2014-24 State Occupational Projections, Projections Central, projectionscentral.com

           
      Metro Area (Alabama) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
      Birmingham 1560 $38,090
      Hoover 1560 $38,090
      Mobile 640 $38,870
      Huntsville 510 $38,010
      Montgomery 460 $40,580
      Tuscaloosa 310 $42,110
      Decatur 240 $31,210
      Fairhope 220 $35,800
      Daphne 220 $35,800
      Foley 220 $35,800
      Opelika 140 $34,980
      Auburn 140 $34,980
      Dothan 130 $37,240
      Muscle Shoals 100 $33,420
      Florence 100 $33,420
      Anniston 60 $28,130
      Jacksonville 60 $28,130
      Oxford 60 $28,130
      Gadsden 40 $41,490
           
      Metro Area (Alaska) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
      Anchorage 170 $62,970
      Fairbanks 40 $68,430
           
      Metro Area (Arizona) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
      Mesa 4740 $43,520
      Phoenix 4740 $43,520
      Scottsdale 4740 $43,520
      Tucson 960 $46,210
      Prescott 250 $38,000
      Yuma 210 $38,420
      Flagstaff 60 $39,550
      Kingman N/A $25,710
      Lake Havasu City N/A $25,710
      Sierra Vista N/A $35,550
      Douglas N/A $35,550
           
      Metro Area (Arkansas) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
      Conway 1170 $37,960
      North Little Rock 1170 $37,960
      Little Rock 1170 $37,960
      Jonesboro 140 $34,930
      Pine Bluff 50 $35,910
      Hot Springs N/A $35,710
           
      Metro Area (California) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
      Los Angeles 8760 $52,960
      Long Beach 8760 $52,960
      Anaheim 8760 $52,960
      Riverside 2710 $45,710
      Ontario 2710 $45,710
      San Bernardino 2710 $45,710
      San Francisco 2310 $54,570
      Hayward 2310 $54,570
      Oakland 2310 $54,570
      Sacramento 2030 $41,560
      Arcade 2030 $41,560
      Roseville 2030 $41,560
      Arden 2030 $41,560
      San Diego 1980 $57,340
      Carlsbad 1980 $57,340
      San Jose 1640 $80,700
      Sunnyvale 1640 $80,700
      Santa Clara 1640 $80,700
      Fresno 770 $38,880
      Ventura 500 $49,430
      Thousand Oaks 500 $49,430
      Oxnard 500 $49,430
      Bakersfield 480 $55,050
      Lodi 420 $44,270
      Stockton 420 $44,270
      Santa Rosa 370 $62,530
      San Luis Obispo 350 $35,290
      Arroyo Grande 350 $35,290
      Paso Robles 350 $35,290
      Visalia 350 $49,700
      Porterville 350 $49,700
      Modesto 330 $40,460
      Vallejo 280 $41,190
      Fairfield 280 $41,190
      Santa Maria 270 $50,190
      Santa Barbara 270 $50,190
      Salinas 140 $51,980
      Redding 130 $49,650
      Madera 110 $44,660
      Merced 100 $44,020
      Yuba City 80 $46,770
      Napa 80 $50,720
      El Centro 70 $46,660
      Corcoran 50 $47,270
      Hanford 50 $47,270
      Chico N/A $44,520
      Watsonville N/A $52,050
      Santa Cruz N/A $52,050
           
      Metro Area (Colorado) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
      Aurora 2960 $55,350
      Denver 2960 $55,350
      Lakewood 2960 $55,350
      Fort Collins 380 $50,330
      Colorado Springs 330 $55,550
      Boulder 280 $49,800
      Greeley 210 $50,190
      Grand Junction 150 $53,100
      Pueblo 70 $49,690
           
      Metro Area (Connecticut) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
      East Hartford 1520 $56,850
      West Hartford 1520 $56,850
      Hartford 1520 $56,850
      Stamford 930 $58,920
      Norwalk 930 $58,920
      Bridgeport 930 $58,920
      New Haven 570 $57,420
      Danbury 240 $48,210
      Waterbury 150 $58,290
           
      Metro Area (Delaware) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
      Dover 210 $47,880
           
      Metro Area (Florida) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
      Fort Lauderdale 7930 $40,570
      West Palm Beach 7930 $40,570
      Miami 7930 $40,570
      Tampa 5970 $36,320
      Clearwater 5970 $36,320
      St. Petersburg 5970 $36,320
      Orlando 3290 $42,830
      Sanford 3290 $42,830
      Kissimmee 3290 $42,830
      Jacksonville 2100 $40,300
      Cape Coral 1610 $39,140
      Fort Myers 1610 $39,140
      Sarasota 790 $41,380
      North Port 790 $41,380
      Bradenton 790 $41,380
      Ormond Beach 780 $35,050
      Deltona 780 $35,050
      Daytona Beach 780 $35,050
      Lakeland 660 $33,200
      Winter Haven 660 $33,200
      Palm Bay 650 $35,120
      Melbourne 650 $35,120
      Titusville 650 $35,120
      Ferry Pass 610 $36,480
      Pensacola 610 $36,480
      Brent 610 $36,480
      Destin 530 $38,210
      Crestview 530 $38,210
      Fort Walton Beach 530 $38,210
      Marco Island 480 $40,990
      Naples 480 $40,990
      Immokalee 480 $40,990
      Gainesville 410 $38,530
      Panama City 380 $35,300
      Tallahassee 370 $36,960
      Port St. Lucie 340 $37,970
      Sebastian 320 $32,870
      Vero Beach 320 $32,870
      Ocala 270 $38,030
      Punta Gorda 250 $36,660
      The Villages 130 $35,870
      Homosassa Springs 100 $30,550
      Sebring 80 $36,280
           
      Metro Area (Georgia) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
      Sandy Springs 5950 $44,730
      Atlanta 5950 $44,730
      Roswell 5950 $44,730
      Savannah 480 $43,560
      Macon 290 $34,010
      Gainesville 190 $41,090
      Warner Robins 140 $36,700
      Valdosta 110 $35,630
      Albany 80 $37,820
      Rome 80 $44,190
      Dalton 60 $38,060
      Hinesville 60 $38,230
      Clarke County N/A $29,850
      Athens N/A $29,850
           
      Metro Area (Hawaii) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
      Urban Honolulu 700 $70,790
      Lahaina N/A $53,940
      Wailuku N/A $53,940
      Kahului N/A $53,940
           
      Metro Area (Idaho) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
      Boise City 910 $41,320
      Coeur d'Alene 290 $38,900
      Idaho Falls 140 $50,140
      Pocatello N/A $39,200
           
      Metro Area (Illinois) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
      Peoria 230 $65,880
      Springfield 230 $71,670
      Bloomington 210 $38,970
      Urbana 120 $50,110
      Champaign 120 $50,110
      Kankakee 90 $57,680
      Marion N/A $35,510
      Carbondale N/A $35,510
      Decatur N/A $49,320
      Rockford N/A $49,670
           
      Metro Area (Indiana) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
      Indianapolis 1530 $51,890
      Anderson 1530 $51,890
      Carmel 1530 $51,890
      Fort Wayne 690 $44,070
      Goshen 190 $43,080
      Elkhart 190 $43,080
      Bloomington 170 $42,610
      Kokomo 140 $36,080
      Lafayette 130 $35,560
      West Lafayette 130 $35,560
      Terre Haute 100 $31,840
      La Porte 100 $43,200
      Michigan City 100 $43,200
      Muncie 70 $42,420
      Columbus 50 $40,090
           
      Metro Area (Iowa) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
      West Des Moines 1260 $49,950
      Des Moines 1260 $49,950
      Cedar Rapids 320 $57,120
      Ames 180 $48,560
      Dubuque 150 $37,980
      Iowa City 150 $57,550
      Cedar Falls 130 $48,610
      Waterloo 130 $48,610
           
      Metro Area (Kansas) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
      Wichita 560 $48,960
      Manhattan 190 N/A
      Topeka 190 $57,580
      Lawrence 70 $51,380
           
      Metro Area (Kentucky) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
      Lexington 860 $36,580
      Fayette 860 $36,580
      Bowling Green 200 $36,620
      Owensboro 80 $44,950
      Fort Knox N/A $37,480
      Elizabethtown N/A $37,480
           
      Metro Area (Louisiana) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
      New Orleans 1190 $40,830
      Metairie 1190 $40,830
      Baton Rouge 780 $51,870
      Lafayette 610 $40,650
      Bossier City 310 $50,950
      Shreveport 310 $50,950
      Thibodaux 250 $45,300
      Houma 250 $45,300
      Monroe 210 $41,670
      Hammond 100 $43,250
      Alexandria 80 $36,250
      Lake Charles N/A $32,230
           
      Metro Area (Maine) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
      Portland 720 $51,170
      South Portland 720 $51,170
      Bangor 240 $43,580
      Auburn 160 $42,930
      Lewiston 160 $42,930
           
      Metro Area (Maryland) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
      Baltimore 2600 $54,300
      Towson 2600 $54,300
      Columbia 2600 $54,300
      Lexington Park 180 $46,760
      California 180 $46,760
           
      Metro Area (Massachusetts) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
      Barnstable Town 330 $53,740
      Pittsfield 150 $40,440
      Gardner 50 $55,510
      Leominster 50 $55,510
      New Bedford N/A $47,310
           
      Metro Area (Michigan) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
      Dearborn 4020 $48,460
      Detroit 4020 $48,460
      Warren 4020 $48,460
      Grand Rapids 1120 $43,940
      Wyoming 1120 $43,940
      Lansing 430 $44,710
      East Lansing 430 $44,710
      Portage 320 $51,000
      Kalamazoo 320 $51,000
      Ann Arbor 230 $57,520
      Flint 200 $47,190
      Muskegon 130 $45,790
      Jackson 80 $44,430
      Monroe 60 $44,780
      Bay City 40 $47,520
      Midland N/A $36,180
      Benton Harbor N/A $43,880
      Niles N/A $43,880
      Battle Creek N/A $46,710
      Saginaw N/A $60,490
           
      Metro Area (Minnesota) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
      St. Cloud 110 $53,590
      North Mankato 80 $50,630
      Mankato 80 $50,630
      Rochester 80 $52,580
           
      Metro Area (Mississippi) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
      Jackson 590 $40,480
      Pascagoula 300 $42,030
      Biloxi 300 $42,030
      Gulfport 300 $42,030
      Hattiesburg 60 $45,080
           
      Metro Area (Missouri) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
      Springfield 530 $42,010
      Columbia 240 $50,480
      Jefferson City 110 $39,150
      Joplin N/A $54,250
           
      Metro Area (Montana) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
      Billings 260 $54,420
      Missoula 160 $36,670
      Great Falls 40 $54,440
           
      Metro Area (Nebraska) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
      Lincoln 320 $51,450
      Grand Island 220 $46,060
           
      Metro Area (Nevada) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
      Paradise 1230 $54,270
      Henderson 1230 $54,270
      Las Vegas 1230 $54,270
      Reno 310 $54,480
      Carson City 110 $52,150
           
      Metro Area (New Hampshire) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
      Manchester 470 $52,560
           
      Metro Area (New Jersey) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
      Trenton 450 $54,750
      Atlantic City 250 $57,500
      Hammonton 250 $57,500
      Vineland 160 $42,980
      Bridgeton 160 $42,980
      Ocean City 70 $41,130
           
      Metro Area (New Mexico) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
      Albuquerque 580 $42,440
      Las Cruces 130 $38,660
      Farmington 40 $35,790
      Santa Fe N/A $44,590
           
      Metro Area (New York) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
      Rochester 1200 $44,360
      Albany 820 $49,070
      Troy 820 $49,070
      Schenectady 820 $49,070
      Cheektowaga 790 $41,290
      Niagara Falls 790 $41,290
      Buffalo 790 $41,290
      Syracuse 690 $44,110
      Binghamton 290 $48,320
      Rome 160 $40,150
      Utica 160 $40,150
      Glens Falls 140 $46,050
      Kingston 110 $45,390
      Elmira 110 $47,030
      Ithaca 60 $48,150
      Fort Drum 50 $46,050
      Watertown 50 $46,050
           
      Metro Area (North Carolina) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
      Raleigh 2090 $45,990
      Greensboro 1360 $42,660
      High Point 1360 $42,660
      Asheville 700 $38,700
      Winston 700 $38,930
      Salem 700 $38,930
      Durham 650 $45,680
      Chapel Hill 650 $45,680
      Wilmington 460 $42,820
      Fayetteville 320 $40,820
      Morganton 290 $38,120
      Hickory 290 $38,120
      Lenoir 290 $38,120
      Greenville 270 $44,380
      Jacksonville 170 $34,670
      New Bern 170 $36,920
      Rocky Mount 110 $33,360
      Goldsboro 90 $37,870
      Burlington 70 $42,790
           
      Metro Area (North Dakota) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
      Bismarck 170 $47,320
           
      Metro Area (Ohio) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
      Elyria 2130 $47,720
      Cleveland 2130 $47,720
      Columbus 1980 $46,660
      Akron 800 $43,250
      Dayton 790 $34,850
      Toledo 590 $46,480
      Lima 230 $41,320
      Springfield 160 $53,140
      Canton 150 $46,500
      Massillon 150 $46,500
      Mansfield 100 $46,540
           
      Metro Area (Oklahoma) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
      Oklahoma City 1310 $47,610
      Tulsa 1050 $43,310
      Lawton 220 $41,380
           
      Metro Area (Oregon) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
      Salem 340 $41,560
      Eugene 170 $47,260
      Albany 120 $52,580
      Redmond 110 $44,510
      Bend 110 $44,510
      Grants Pass 80 $34,350
      Medford 60 $42,990
           
      Metro Area (Pennsylvania) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
      Pittsburgh 2530 $46,730
      Lancaster 850 $48,680
      Carlisle 680 $43,990
      Harrisburg 680 $43,990
      Reading 620 $46,340
      Wilkes 460 $48,290
      Scranton 460 $48,290
      Barre 460 $48,290
      Hazleton 460 $48,290
      York 460 $51,170
      Hanover 460 $51,170
      State College 270 $36,440
      Waynesboro 220 $46,190
      Chambersburg 220 $46,190
      Altoona 160 $36,350
      East Stroudsburg 140 $47,450
      Erie 130 $51,280
      Williamsport 100 $34,540
      Gettysburg 90 $36,460
      Johnstown 80 $30,140
      Berwick N/A $37,730
      Bloomsburg N/A $37,730
      Lebanon N/A $51,840
           
      Metro Area (Puerto Rico) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
      San Juan 1060 $21,730
      Carolina 1060 $21,730
      Caguas 1060 $21,730
      Arecibo 70 $18,050
      Aguadilla 50 $19,030
      Isabela 50 $19,030
      Ponce 40 $22,780
      Mayag´┐Żez 40 $24,670
           
      Metro Area (South Carolina) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
      Columbia 1310 $37,560
      Mauldin 840 $46,120
      Greenville 840 $46,120
      Anderson 840 $46,120
      Charleston 800 $45,530
      North Charleston 800 $45,530
      Spartanburg 360 $32,690
      Florence 220 $41,610
      Beaufort 180 $46,970
      Hilton Head Island 180 $46,970
      Bluffton 180 $46,970
      Sumter N/A $38,800
           
      Metro Area (South Dakota) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
      Sioux Falls 470 $48,800
      Rapid City 240 $41,020
           
      Metro Area (Tennessee) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
      Murfreesboro 2520 $44,330
      Franklin 2520 $44,330
      Davidson 2520 $44,330
      Nashville 2520 $44,330
      Knoxville 1330 $41,360
      Jackson 180 $35,790
      Johnson City 160 $29,660
      Cleveland 90 $37,790
           
      Metro Area (Texas) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
      Arlington 6540 $43,560
      Fort Worth 6540 $43,560
      Dallas 6540 $43,560
      Houston 5770 $47,050
      The Woodlands 5770 $47,050
      Sugar Land 5770 $47,050
      San Antonio 2460 $41,830
      New Braunfels 2460 $41,830
      Austin 1820 $39,780
      Round Rock 1820 $39,780
      El Paso 660 $35,080
      Corpus Christi 650 $39,540
      Killeen 570 $35,390
      Temple 570 $35,390
      Lubbock 530 $40,400
      Edinburg 440 $33,970
      McAllen 440 $33,970
      Mission 440 $33,970
      Amarillo 430 $53,040
      Waco 400 $36,580
      Beaumont 240 $44,660
      Port Arthur 240 $44,660
      Harlingen 190 $31,270
      Brownsville 190 $31,270
      San Angelo 170 $41,470
      Odessa 170 $42,710
      Midland 150 $38,510
      Wichita Falls 150 $38,640
      Longview 140 $42,340
      Laredo 100 $28,150
      Abilene 100 $43,240
      Tyler 90 $33,020
      Sherman 90 $40,060
      Denison 90 $40,060
      Victoria 60 $36,680
      Bryan N/A $37,090
      College Station N/A $37,090
           
      Metro Area (Utah) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
      Salt Lake City 1420 $54,570
      Orem 670 $41,290
      Provo 670 $41,290
      Ogden 520 $44,520
      Clearfield 520 $44,520
      St. George 240 $34,050
           
      Metro Area (Vermont) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
      South Burlington 410 $50,900
      Burlington 410 $50,900
           
      Metro Area (Virginia) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
      Richmond 1830 $47,570
      Lynchburg 460 $39,570
      Roanoke 450 $48,410
      Charlottesville 300 $43,080
      Harrisonburg 240 $45,020
      Waynesboro 210 $34,860
      Staunton 210 $34,860
      Blacksburg 90 $39,330
      Christiansburg 90 $39,330
      Radford 90 $39,330
           
      Metro Area (Washington) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
      Bellevue 1880 $67,420
      Tacoma 1880 $67,420
      Seattle 1880 $67,420
      Spokane 330 $46,300
      Spokane Valley 330 $46,300
      Yakima 310 $44,690
      Bellingham 210 $48,890
      Tumwater 180 $39,400
      Olympia 180 $39,400
      Walla Walla 60 $47,440
      Longview 50 $40,250
      Wenatchee 50 $53,930
      Bremerton N/A $40,940
      Silverdale N/A $40,940
      Mount Vernon N/A $44,660
      Anacortes N/A $44,660
      Richland N/A $54,670
      Kennewick N/A $54,670
           
      Metro Area (West Virginia) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
      Charleston 300 $42,140
      Vienna 130 $32,830
      Parkersburg 130 $32,830
      Morgantown 130 $41,520
      Beckley 100 $30,900
           
      Metro Area (Wisconsin) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
      West Allis 1150 $50,480
      Waukesha 1150 $50,480
      Milwaukee 1150 $50,480
      Madison 840 $50,120
      Green Bay 630 $39,040
      Appleton 300 $50,990
      Oshkosh 220 $53,400
      Neenah 220 $53,400
      Wausau 210 $47,240
      Fond du Lac 190 $48,500
      Eau Claire 160 $56,300
      Racine 150 $49,060
      Beloit 120 $45,380
      Janesville 120 $45,380
      Sheboygan 70 $63,080
           
      Metro Area (Wyoming) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
      Casper 100 $47,940
      Cheyenne 90 $52,720

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      2016 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2014-24 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov; 2014-24 State Occupational Projections, Projections Central, projectionscentral.com

      Industry Jobs Percent Annual Median Salary
      Construction Trades 178,740 68% $37,970
      Non-store Retailers 11,710 4% $41,670
      Durable Goods Wholesale 11,140 4% $45,130
      Maintenance And Repair 10,410 3% $42,520
      Education 9,760 3% $42,600
      Government 8,680 3% $47,120
      Office Services And Staffing 3,600 1% $35,940
      Hospital 3,250 1% $47,220
      Real Estate 3,040 1% $44,830
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      • HVAC Technician (11-month diploma program)
      • Dedicated to providing career training since 1975.
      • Has 13 campus locations in Southern California and a campus in Morrow, GA.
      • Provides flexible class times including weekends.
      • Offers curriculum that ranges from 8 month diploma programs to 16-month Associate of Applied Science degree programs.
      • Has admissions professionals available to help students decide which diploma or degree program they should pursue.
      • Gives job placement assistance strengthened by relationships with local employers.
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      • Heating and Air Conditioning
      • A private, accredited distance learning college based in Norcross, Georgia founded in 1987.
      • Ensures that service members, their spouses and veterans can maximize their military education benefits.
      • Gives students the option to customize monthly payments to fit their budgets and lifestyle.
      • Offers all-inclusive tuition: textbooks, learning materials, and academic support are covered in the cost.
      • Allows alumni to enroll in any future program at a reduced rate.
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      • HVAC Technician
      • Morning, afternoon, evening and weekend classes are available.
      • Offers lifetime career assistance services to graduates, including resume and cover letter assistance, employer networking, and one-on-one employment counseling.
      • Accredited by the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training (ACCET).
      • 8 campuses located across California, with 3 additional campuses in New Hampshire and Maine and online options.
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      Rancho Cordova
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      • HVAC/R
      • A Better Business Bureau (BBB) Accredited Business, with an A+ rating.
      • Computer Support Technician program is based on guidelines set by the Computer Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) and Microsoft.
      • Offers free student services, including tutoring, campus internet access, career placement, and a student lounge.
      • Accredited by the Council on Occupational Education (COE).
      • 2 locations in Cathedral City and Twentynine Palms, California.
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      Cathedral City
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      • Degree - Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration
      • Many programs require externships, allowing students to gain real-world experience.
      • Approved A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau (BBB) since 1984.
      • Offers 22 accelerated, career-focused program options including business administration, medical assisting, and more.
      • Regionally accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).
      • 11 campuses across California, with an online division as well.
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      Lancaster
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      • Offers several scholarship opportunities for students who qualify.
      • Laptop computers are issued to each student at the beginning of their program.
      • Provides programs in health care, business, information technology, and graphic arts.
      • Respiratory Therapy program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC).
      • Accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).

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      San Diego
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