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Your favorite X-Men character is Storm; she can control the weather with her mind. Despite the fact that superhero powers are fiction, being able to have some semblance of control over climate brings you as close to being Storm as real life allows. Becoming an HVAC engineer is the career for you.
An HVAC engineer isn’t the person who shows up at a residence or commercial property to work on the equipment. That’s the HVAC tech. You may interact with a tech, but you’re the one doing some of the more involved things such as:
You will find a job with a consulting firm, design firm, government body, or sales office. You should have soft skills like problem solving, communication skills, and computer skills, which are all conducive to a successful HVAC engineering career.
There are a few options when it comes to HVAC engineering jobs.
One of the cool things about being an HVAC engineer is you only need four years of college to break into this field. So it’s something that you can even decide to do later on in your HVAC career. Here’s what you’ll need to do to become an HVAC engineer:
In college, you’ll learn HVAC theory and application, computer aided design (CAD), HVAC systems and analysis, physics, advanced maths, mechanical engineering, and much more.
According to Glassdoor, the national average HVAC engineer salary is just over the $66K mark and goes as high as the mid-$80Ks. You may put in more than 40 hours per week, and you may have to work those hours during evenings and weekends. Your salary will grow along with your experience and seniority.
The closest employment outlook related to HVAC engineers is HVAC mechanic and installers, which is expected to grow 15 percent through 2026.
As an HVAC engineer, you may be behind the scenes when it comes to the creature comfort of climate control, but you can pat yourself on the back that it’s because of you people are working and living in comfortable atmospheres.