heating and cooling technician

median annual wage

$45,680 or $21.96/hr
durham-chapel hill

annual job openings

1,560
north carolina
16
% associate’s degree
55
% certificate

job outlook

+16%
north carolina

total number employed

13,890
north carolina
no matter the weather, heating and cooling technicians — or hvac technicians as they’re sometimes called — make sure our community’s homes are prepared daily for nature’s temperament. these workers are needed year-round to install and maintain heating and cooling units in addition to such tasks as laying down sheet metal in air ducts and installing vents.

the durham tech industrial systems technology program offers the hvac certificate for students wanting to enter this profession. this curriculum covers introduction to maintenance procedures, industrial safety, introduction to refrigeration, and heating technology.