No Lies or Damn Lies: Labor Statistics Say HVAC is the Place to Be

Further proof that the HVAC industry is the place to be comes from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

BLS in February released its 2002-12 employment projections, and growth for HVAC technicians and installers is projected to be the highest among any major construction-related group.

Construction employment is projected to rise by 15% between 2002-2012. While this will match the overall growth in employment throughgout the economy, it represents a major slowdown from the period 1992-2002, when construction employment soared 46%, nearly triple the 17% overall growth rate.

By major occupation, BLS says growth will be more rapid among electricians (27%); plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters (23%); and installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (23%), especially heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers (37%).

For the full report, visit www.bls.gov/emp. Then get out and conduct a career day in your area.

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