Heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers are responsible the installation and repair of heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration systems. HVAC mechanics and installers work in commercial, industrial, and residential settings. In the industrial setting, their work supports the function of power and processing plants by keeping equipment and materials at the appropriate temperatures by heating or cooling.
To become and HVAC mechanic or install requires certifications and one to two years of on-the-job training. Some employers will require associate's degrees or apprenticeship. Heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers earn approximately $22.89 an hour, and the need for them grows at a much faster than average rate of 15% or more per year.