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Why the future of HVAC looks great

This field offers a variety of job opportunities and job security. Technicians may work in many places and situations, both indoors and outdoors. They often specialize in one or more areas. New technology and the emphasis on saving energy and reducing pollution have created a need for skilled technicians.


Books: Careers in Air Conditioning and Refrigeration

Websites for Career Information

  • Ferguson's Career Guidance Center
    Provides detailed profiles of more than 3,300 jobs and 94 industries, invaluable advice on career skills, more than 55,000 resource entries, and much more!
  • HCC's Career Coach
    Find descriptions and employment outlook here.
  • HCC Library Databases for Career Information
    These resources will support your learning and provide in-depth information.
  • Job and Career Accelerator
    Get help with every aspect of your job search here: find a job, submit a great resume, prepare for the interview.
  • Learning Express Library 3.0
    Visit 5 learning centers and create your own individual account to start growing your career today!
  • Mometrix eLibrary
    Hundreds of professional and academic practice tests and study guides available to support most HCC programs.
  • O*NET OnLine
    (Occupational Information Network) is administered and sponsored by the US Department of Labor's Employment and Training Administration.
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook
    From the US Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics, this online, searchable version of the OOH contains information on training, education, expected growth, conditions, and more for a wide array of careers.
  • Texas Reality Check
    "It's difficult to predict the future, but it's never too early to start planning for it. Texas Reality Check will show you how much your living expenses will cost, and the amount of money you will need to earn to pay for them."

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