HVACR specialists handle the installation and maintenance of heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration equipment. Training is necessary in order to get certification and apprenticeship. Training is available through ACCA courses and programs, community colleges, or through HVACR contracting companies. It takes about six months to a year, followed by internships and exams to become a licensed tech.
"My father worked for a local electric utility and always talked about the value of learning a trade. I discovered early on I was mechanically inclined. Growing up, I enjoyed helping my dad with odds and ends projects around the house. Later in high school an HVAC course was offered, so I took the course and embraced the opportunity to continue my interest in the field. The more I learned about HVAC, the more I wanted to pursue it as a career
." - Ali U., Service Technician, Walton & CompanyCareer options for HVACR women
Women can build their HVACR careers by earning a diploma or certificate. A more experienced technician has more career opportunities.
Everyone starts somewhere. By building up your skills in this area, it will open up more opportunities.Some options for HVACR women include (but not limited to):HVACR Associate
Entry level associates assist technicians in repairing equipment systems in residential and commercial properties. Those with a GED or high school diploma can start as HVACR associates in many construction companies.HVACR Technician
HVACR technicians handle heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration systems. They can work in a company or do individual contracting. With time and experience, they can move up to become a supervisor or manager of a company.
Specialized technicians are:
• AC Technicians– Install and repair temperature regulation in a controlled environment
• Refrigeration Technicians– Install and repair refrigeration and cooling systems.
• Ventilation Technicians– Install and repair heating and cooling systems.HVACR Engineer
An HVACR engineer oversees every aspect of an installation. They also perform audits of installed systems and recommend improvements for efficiency. What’s more, they’re the ones responsible for designing the framework of the system.HVACR Installer
Installers put the HVACR systems into homes and businesses. They must have mechanical skills and strength to carry heavy machinery and equipment.HVACR Manager
Managerial roles oversee the business operations of an HVACR company. They assign jobs and check the activities and outcomes of an employee’s work. Managers also hire, interview, and coordinate with employees in implementing procedures.HVACR Business Owner
Many individual contractors happen to build businesses of their own after gaining experience on the field. About seven percent of women in the U.S. are HVACR company owners.Source: https://hvactraining101.com/women-of-hvac/?fbclid=IwAR1gR1sCnss_yeTZwIx3cRQZkIg4kYpCZWlzLXaXTWzjfoJGQOnRsIEQJdI