The job market for an HVAC tech is quite good. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the demand for HVAC technicians and installers will grow by 21% over the next decade, which is a rate that is faster than that of an average occupation (BLS, 2012).
As the economy continues to strengthen, particularly in the construction sector, even more jobs may be created for HVAC technicians since they will be required to install, upgrade, and service the systems in new and renovated buildings. Furthermore, because HVAC systems generally must be replaced every 10 to 15 years, houses built during the housing boom at the beginning of the 2000s will soon need complete overhauls, which could create even more growth for the HVAC tech sector.
Finally, advancements in technology and an emphasis on sustainability and eco-friendly climate control solutions will likely lead to many older systems being upgraded or replaced entirely. This means that the market for HVAC techs who are freshly educated in these new technologies and ready to tackle more advanced projects will likely be in very high demand in the coming years.