Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration

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Possible job titles for graduates Corresponding Holland Code
HVAC/R Specialist, Mechanic, or Service Technician RCI
HVAC/R Sales Representative E
HVAC/R Sevice Manager RCI
HVAC/R Equipment Setters/Setup Operators RC
HVAC/R Engineering Assistant IRC
* Holland Codes describe occupations' general characteristics and people's interests. Look for careers that fit your interests. If you do not know your Holland Code, contact Career Services to inquire about career assessment.


Necessary abilities and qualities

  • Mechanical knowledge
  • Customer service skills
  • Engineering and technology aptitude
  • Listening, troubleshooting, and repair skills
  • Extent flexibility (working in physically awkward positions)
  • Manual and finger dexterity
  • Problem sensitivity (detect and tend to existing and possible future problems)
  • Dependability & Integrity
  • Initiative & Cooperation


    Occupation & Professional Information Resources

  • Occupational Outlook Handbook, HVAC/R Technicians
  • O*Net on Heating & Air Conditioning Mechanics
  • O*Net on Heating Equipment Setup Operators
  • O*Net on Refrigeration Mechanics
  • Watch a video about HVAC Technicians
  • ACHRNews
  • American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)
  • Air Movement & Control Association
  • Indoor Air Quality Association
  • look up salaries by title and region




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