Occupational Demand for HVAC Workers in Long Island
The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS May 2016) offers promising employment projections for aspiring HVAC workers. In fact, salary expectations for these professionals are fairly generous and the industry is slated to grow significantly into the future. According to BLS estimates (Dec. 2015), 39,600 HVACR jobs will be created between 2014 and 2024, amounting to a nationwide increase of approximately 14 percent, more than double the anticipated growth rate among all occupations during that time (6.5 percent). Furthermore, Long Island HVAC workers should note that state-based expectations are even more encouraging; data from Projections Central (2017) shows that positions in NY’s HVAC industry will likely grow 26.5 percent between 2014 and 2024, adding 3,840 fresh new openings in this field.
There are varied reasons for the rapid growth in the HVAC industry over the coming decade. For one, HVAC systems need routine maintenance and servicing and generally must be replaced every 10 to 15 years by skilled workers. In addition, HVAC regulations and laws regarding the HVAC industry are constantly changing, as well as industry technology, all forces which necessitate constant system updates. It’s worth pointing out that nearly all structures in Long Island retain some form of climate control, and any new construction in the area requires the installation of new systems.
An online search for HVAC positions in Long Island illustrates the high demand for these professionals. For example, a search on Indeed (May 2017) yielded 470 relevant results, including positions with Slomin’s, Johnson Controls, Henrich Equipment Co., New York Community Bank, and Emcor, to name a few. A similar search on Monster (May 2017) showed 148 HVAC job openings in the area, including those with Company Confidential, Unified Air Industries Corp., Randstad Engineering, LL Engineering PC, and Run Rite Mechanical Corp., among many others.