$58,960 earning potential
HVACR technicians install, maintain and repair the heating, ventilation, air-conditioning and refrigeration systems in buildings. These machines control the temperature and air quality in homes and businesses.
You can think on your feet
You prefer to work with your hands
You work well with others
You love the diagnosing and fixing a problem
You don't want to sit at a desk all day
HVAC Install Field Supervisor
Where I trained: Northwest Arkansas Community College
What I Earned: Certificates in Trane Variable Speed, Trane Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF), HVAC and Advanced Service Diagnostics
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I have been able to purchase a house sooner than my peers just because they went to college and acquired tons of student loan debt. I have been able to move forward with my career and get into the position that I am in faster than most.
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"There are opportunities to work in either residential settings or commercial settings. Management opportunities are also available."