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When veterans leave the service, there are plenty of potential jobs and career paths out there, especially if specific degrees or knowledge were acquired while in the military. But there is also the option of continuing an education once service is completed. A great option for veterans becoming an HVAC technician.

Benefits of working in HVAC

By 2022, the need for HVAC technicians is expected to grow by 21 percent. As the older generation retires, even more jobs may become available.

A career as an HVAC technician provides the opportunity to use problem-solving skills. The industry is fairly technical, which means it provides the chance to learn to work with complex systems and find regular challenges with systems that allow you to test your skills and work on finding a solution.

Another great benefit of working in HVAC is the option for career advancement and pursuing various career paths. You can work for an HVAC company, work for the government, be an independent contractor, or start your own HVAC business! If you work for an established HVAC business, you may have the opportunity to segue into management roles there.

Benefits for veterans

While a career in the HVAC industry can be beneficial for anyone, there are many benefits for veterans. Many HVAC companies, such as HB McClure, offer in-house training. Veterans can also use their GI Bill Education benefits from the Department of Veteran Affairs to get certified as an HVAC technician. There are also often other financial assistance options for veterans who are looking to gain a certification or further education. Veterans often have high self-discipline and organization. These traits are important for HVAC technicians, since it can often be independent work and you need to be diligent about making appointments on time. Being a good leader and possessing the ability to work well with other when a job calls for it are also valuable traits in HVAC technicians that many veterans possess.

For some veterans, they gain skills in working with mechanical equipment and systems while in the military. They may not have a formal certification to be an HVAC technician, but they likely already have some of the skills and knowledge necessary for success.

If you’re seriously considering pursuing a career as an HVAC technician and want to learn more about the benefits, visit HB McClure’s site and see how they can help: