HVACR Technician

HVACR technicians ensure people’s comfort, by installing and maintaining heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration systems for homes and businesses.

Job Outlook 2016–2026*

14% projected growth

Education/Training Required

Minimum = High school diploma or equivalent
Preferred = Associate’s degree


  • Install heating, ventilation, central air conditioning and refrigeration systems such as oil burners, air conditioning units, and hot-air furnaces
  • Inspect and ensure healthy building conditions and a safe, comfortable environment in hospitals, homes, schools, and any place that houses people
  • Replace old, outdated technology with more energy-efficient, greener models
  • Repair systems when they break down
  • Ensure the proper disposal of environmentally hazardous parts and chemicals that come from HVACR systems

Wages in Arkansas

Top 10% Annual = $58,350*

Average Annual = $36,850**
Average Hourly = $17.72**

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