Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, Refrigeration Career Outlook

Percent Employed




WITC HVAC/R Graduate Survey Responses 2015-2016

Employed in Related Field


Employed in a Related Field


WITC HVAC/R Graduate Survey Responses 2015-2016

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$22,878 - $52,000

Range of Yearly Salary





Typical positions available after graduation include:

Residential HVAC/R Technician analyzing an air conditioning unit

Residential HVAC/R Technician

Residential HVAC/R Technicians work on heating, ventilation, cooling, and refrigeration systems that control the temperature and air quality in homes.

Additional opportunities include:

  • Commercial HVAC/R Technician

  • Industrial HVAC/R Technician

  • Mechanical Contractor HVAC/R Technician

  • Facilities HVAC/R Technician

  • Wholesale Service Representative

The potential starting wage range is compiled from 2016 WITC or WTCS Graduate Follow-Up Report. If not available, wage data is compiled from Economic Modeling Software Intl (10th and 25th percentile earnings) and/or Wisconsin Worknet (Wage Comparison Tool) using the Standard Occupation Code(s) (SOC) the WTCS has assigned to the programs. When possible, the wage range is compiled using data from the 11 counties within the WITC district. Starting wage ranges for new programs are reviewed by the advisory team. Wage data was compiled August 2017. 


Hear From Graduates

"The HVAC/R program has enriched my life, expanded my mind and allowed me to make new life-lasting friendships. Through this program, I have gained knowledge and life-building skills that go beyond the mechanical portion of my course of study. I am not only equipped with skilled training, but I have a better understanding of life and relationships also. My hat is off to all the staff at WITC."

Jeff, WITC HVAC/R Graduate


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