We surveyed 1,872 HVAC technicians to better understand the work environment and required skills of a typical HVAC technician. Here are the results.

How much intelligence is required as an HVAC technician?

Low

High

Working as an HVAC technician typically doesn’t require the use of high levels of intelligence in daily tasks.

Can I learn to become an HVAC technician?

Intrinsic Talent

Acquired Talent

A career as an HVAC technician typically depends predominantly on qualities you can gain through experience, with a small aspect of skills you are born with.

Is it easy to get a job as an HVAC technician?

Easy

Hard

It’s typically not very difficult to find a job as an HVAC technician. If you’re curious about the numbers, check out the job market for HVAC technicians.

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Do HVAC technicians work full-time or part-time?

89% of HVAC technicians work in full-time roles while 11% work part-time.

Is being an HVAC technician stressful?

Low

High

Stress is not uncommon amongst HVAC technicians, with daily work sometimes being quite demanding.

Is being organized important as an HVAC technician?

Low

High

Organization is not considered a particuarly important part of being an HVAC technician.

How competitive is the workplace for HVAC technicians?

Low

High

HVAC technicians see mild competition in their workplace.

Does being an HVAC technician require frequent time pressure to complete tasks?

Low

High

HVAC technicians will see frequent time pressure on the job, likely contributing to an occasionally stressful work environment.

Are HVAC technicians allowed to express themselves creatively?

Low

High

HVAC technicians rarely get a chance to express themselves creatively.

Do HVAC technicians have control over the direction of their work?

Low

High

HVAC technicians tend to have a set and inflexible work schedule that they are unable to deviate from too much.

Is being an HVAC technician physically demanding?

Low

High

Being an HVAC technician requires significant physical work, and is not a career for those unable to perform continuous and/or strenuous physical activity.

Are HVAC technicians exposed to a wide variety of work?

Low

High

While sometimes repetitive, HVAC technicians tend to have opportunities for variety in their work.

Does being an HVAC technician require attention to detail?

Low

High

Attention to detail isn't necessarily required to be successful as an HVAC technician.

Does being a good HVAC technician require compassion and empathy?

Low

High

The ability to be compassion and empathetic isn't considered fundamental to success as an HVAC technician.