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.