Occupational Demand for HVAC and HVAC/R Technicians in Tallahassee, FL
The BLS (2022) data for workforce growth predicts an increase of 5 percent in demand for trained HVAC and HVAC/R technicians nationwide from 2021 to 2031. That equals an average of 40,100 new job openings each year.
According to the BLS, primary growth in the HVAC industry is due to new commercial and residential building construction. The sophistication of modern climate-control systems is also increasing the demand for trained technicians. In older cities like Tallahassee, renovating and remodeling existing buildings also contribute to growth. Aging or obsolete climate control systems and equipment must be updated, retrofitted, or replaced.
Technicians occasionally replace or update systems in newer buildings to meet evolving efficiency, regulatory, and safety requirements. As technology-based industries in Tallahassee expand, increasingly complex climate-control equipment and system installations will increase the demand for trained technicians. Another significant component of the HVAC industry’s growth is the contemporary emphasis on energy efficiency and pollution reduction.
Not to be overlooked is the fact that homeowners and businesses, new and old, want “smart” buildings that incorporate high-tech, including their HVAC systems. Installing, maintaining, and servicing modern climate-control systems require technicians who are skilled troubleshooters, proficient with computers, and understand electronics and high-tech. Their training and expertise provide the best job opportunities.
HVAC technicians specializing in new construction can face reduced opportunities if development declines. That doesn’t seem likely in the foreseeable future in Tallahassee as the city offers “innovative startups and a highly educated workforce” and is a “cutting-edge diverse community that continues to grow.”
As businesses and homeowners need year-round climate control, technicians who specialize in maintaining, servicing, and repairing equipment can expect continuous employment regardless of the economy.