HVACR Careers

HVAC repairs

Employment Outlook

In the United States, the employment of heating, air-conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers is projected to increase 9 percent nationwide during the 2006-16 decade, faster than average for all occupations. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics website contains additional helpful information.

In Illinois, the employment of heating and cooling system mechanics is expected to increase faster than average through 2014. About 270 job openings are expected each year. The Illinois workNet website contains additional information on opportunities in Illinois.

Our Students Get Hired

Job prospects for heating, air-conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers are expected to be excellent, particularly for those who have completed training from an accredited technical school or a formal apprenticeship.

The demand for RAC students is strong; more and more companies are looking for new talent but not from just any program, a small selected group of HVAC programs such as Harper's is chosen due to the quality of instructional training it provides.

The reputation of Harper's RAC program has driven HVAC companies and mechanical contractors to seek our students for employment or send their employees for further training. The following companies consistently recruit students from Harper College's HVACR program:

  • CBRE, Inc.

  • TRANE Chicago

  • Haskris Company

  • Aggreko- Americas

  • Ecolab Equipment Care

  • Sears Holding Corporation

  • Unique Indoor Comfort Inc.

  • Allstate Insurance Company

  • Advantage Contractor Solutions, Inc.

  • Atomatic Mechanical Services, Inc.

  • abc Automatic Building Controls, LLC

  • ACK-Temp Mechanical Services Inc.