Demand for HVAC Techs in Las Vegas
The Bureau of Labor Statistics (Dec. 2015) offers a promising outlook for HVAC workers nationwide; in fact, those working in the Las Vegas HVAC industry can expect a relatively high salary compared to the nationwide average, and will likely witness significant growth in employment opportunities between now and 2024. Specifically, the BLS projected an additional 39,600 HVAC openings around the country between 2014 and 2024, an increase of 14 percent; this is much greater than the average expected growth of all US occupations during the same period (7 percent). And data offered by Projections Central (2017) is even more encouraging for HVAC workers in Nevada. It shows a potential addition of 1,130 industry jobs in this state alone, or a total growth of 42 percent, between 2014 and 2024. Of course, many of those positions will likely be within Las Vegas, the top municipal employer of HVAC professionals in the state.
There are many factors contributing to the strong growth of the HVAC industry. For example, this equipment typically has to be replaced every 10 to 15 years. It also demands periodic maintenance and servicing to function properly. In addition, both laws and relevant technologies within the HVAC industry are always evolving, meaning that workers must perform constant updates and to provide for the most cost- and energy-efficient systems available. Furthermore, Las Vegas is home to many climate-controlled buildings, and the rapid rate of construction in the area also necessitates the installation of new HVAC technology.
An examination of online job postings illustrates this booming industry. A search for HVAC jobs in Las Vegas on Monster (March 2017), for example, shows 14 open positions, including those with Xanterra South Rim, DP Air Corp, Sierra Air, Harsch Investment Corp, UnitedHealth Group, and Goettl Air Conditioning. A separate search on Indeed (March 2017) returned 152 job postings, including openings at C&L Refrigeration, Controlled Comfort, 75 Degrees LLC, Ambient Edge, Emcor, and Right Now Air, among a number of others.