Congratulations to all the students who are graduating this spring in Illinois and Northwest Indiana. After you receive your diploma, what are you going to do next? The ultimate goal is to find a job that can turn into a career to support yourself and your future family. Merts Heating & Air Conditioning wants to make sure you know the HVACR (heating, ventilation, air conditioning, refrigeration) industry is always in need of bright and talented candidates who want to work in a technically challenging field.
The numbers don’t lie
Why choose an HVAC career? Well, the chances are VERY good you will always have a job and you will earn a good living. Consider these numbers:
|U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
2018 Median pay: $47,610 annually | $22.89 hourly
Number of jobs in 2018: 367,900
Projected growth 2018 to 2028: 13% (much faster than average)
Those numbers reflect a well-known trend: A shortage of technical workers. The goal here is NOT to talk people out of going to a traditional college. But the HVACR industry is proof you don’t need a 4-year degree to get a good job.
Education & training
Many HVAC careers start with a one- or two-year program in a trade or vocational school. Some companies offer on-the-job training to learn required skills as you work and get paid while moving up the ranks. Compare that to investing hundreds of thousands of dollars and 4 years in a college degree with uncertain job potential.
It’s not a job, it’s a career
You will be pleasantly surprised about the life and future you can build as a skilled heating & cooling technician. Merts employees receive a full benefits package including:
- 401K with company match
- Health insurance including dental & vision
- Paid vacation
Visit our website to apply for current and future job opportunities at our offices in Illinois and Northwest Indiana.
The future is bright
How can we be so sure? There’s always a need for heating and cooling homes and businesses. It’s not a luxury, it’s a necessity. So, after you receive that diploma this spring don’t settle for a low-wage job in a retail store or sign the papers on that student loan, until after you check out the HVAC careers available to you. Be sure to like and follow us on Facebook and Twitter to receive more information about job opportunities with Merts Heating & Air Conditioning.