Occupational Demand for HVAC Technicians in Phoenix
The HVAC industry as a whole is slated to grow over the coming years, which should come as promising news to anyone interested in beginning a career in this field. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (May 2016) reported that 294,730 HVAC jobs currently exist nationwide, and workers in this industry earned an average of $48,320 per year. Also, the BLS (Dec. 2015) predicted that 39,600 HVAC jobs would be added to the workforce between 2014 and 2024. This 14 percent growth is double the average percentage increase projected across all U.S. occupations. And the future is even brighter for professionals in Arizona. Projections Central found that a total of 3,260 jobs would be added to the HVAC industry in Arizona alone in that same decade—an expansion of 51.4 percent. Many of these jobs will be added in Phoenix.
A number of driving forces are to thank for the rapidly growing HVAC industry in Phoenix. For one, the regulations and laws governing the HVAC industry are constantly in flux, which requires educated and trained workers who can keep up with these changes. In addition, virtually all new construction is built with some form of climate-control system, which demands the help of an HVAC professional. Finally, HVAC systems must generally be replaced every 10 to 15 years, creating the need for additional HVAC workers who can shoulder this burden. These reasons, among a number of others, are helping to ensure the HVAC industry will continue to grow into the future.
To develop a better understanding of the strength of the HVAC industry statewide, a simple online job search demonstrates the abundance of opportunities. For example, a search for “HVAC jobs in Phoenix” on Indeed (Sept. 2017) yielded 335 results with companies and organizations such as JLL, Sears Home Improvement Products, Inc., Grand Canyon University, Emcor, Source Refrigeration and HVAC, and Park Electrochemical Corp., among others. A similar search on Monster (Sept. 2017) produced over 1,000 results with organizations, including Arizona State University, Parker & Sons, Howard Air, PeopleReady, Advanced Comfort Solutions, Inc., Ducts, Inc., and Randstad Engineering.