HVAC/R technicians must be able to work independently, in extreme conditions, at all hours of the day. From the cold of winter to the heat and humidity of summer, in attics, basements, crawl spaces and on roof tops. Occasional heavy lifting, working off ladders or scaffolding and being comfortable with heights are also potential requirements. HVAC/R technicians should expect to be on call and work after hours and some weekends.
According to CAREERwise Education, Minnesota's career, education and job resource, employment for heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics is in very high demand. There will be a need for about 4,753 new Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers to meet market demand between 2018-2028. This includes the demand due to replacement (workers leaving the occupation or retiring) as well as growth. This is very high growth compared to other careers.