Occupational Demand for HVAC Technicians in Nevada
The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS 2017) reported that HVAC-R professionals can expect to earn a relatively high salary during their career, and will likely witness a significant growth in their industry that may lead to more lucrative opportunities. As proof of point, the BLS predicted the addition of 48,800 HVACR positions nationally between 2016 and 2026 representing 15 percent growth in openings for this profession. This is double the projected average growth in jobs for all occupations during that time period (7 percent). And the predictions are even more favorable for those living in Nevada; in fact, Projections Central (2017) estimated a 31.7 percent explosion in NV HVAC employment opportunities over the same decade, or an absolute increase of 610 jobs.
There are many reasons that the HVAC-R industry in Nevada is strong and is likely to continue growing throughout the future. For one, these systems must be replaced every decade or decade-and-a-half and require routine servicing and maintenance. Furthermore, regulations and technologies within the HVAC-R industry are constantly changing, which necessitates continuous system updates. Finally, many buildings in Nevada are climate-controlled, and especially in areas of high rates of construction, there exists a significant demand for the installation of new HVAC-R technology. This is particularly relevant in the Las Vegas and Reno areas, where high levels of tourism necessitate a huge number of hotel rooms and casinos that must be kept at a comfortable temperature, even during the sweltering Nevada summers.
As an illustration of the healthy industry, Monster (Nov. 2018) had 72 job postings for HVAC professionals in NV, including opportunities with Johnson Controls, Harris, and Tesla Motors to name just a few. Indeed (Nov. 2018) showed 597 job opportunities in Nevada, including those with the Sierra Air, Inc., Enix Mechanical, Pyro Combustion, and many others.