Air-Conditioning System Mechanics


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Occupation is in demand for the following regions: Northeast, Career Cluster
110200
100340
Air-Conditioning System Mechanics

Air-Conditioning System Mechanics - Employment & Outlook

The table below provides information about the number of workers in this occupation in various regions. It also provides information about the expected growth rate and future job openings.

Employment

Major employers:

  • Building equipment contractors
  • Heating and cooling system retailers and wholesalers
  • Heating and cooling system repairers

Outlook

Growth for this occupation will be about as fast as average. Climate-controlled systems also create demand for qualified HVAC mechanics. Most systems need to be upgraded every 10-15 years. Increasing emphasis on energy efficiency will also increase the demand for HVAC mechanics to replace and repair systems.

Job prospects will be best for those with apprenticeship training or technical training in electronics.

Heating and Cooling System Mechanics (CIS 100340)

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Illinois
7,030
Large
&
12.7%
5.8%
>>>>
797
High
  Champaign Area
139
Large
&
19.4%
7.0%
>>>>
17
High
  Charleston-Effingham-Centralia Area
114
Large
&
17.5%
5.0%
>>>>
13
High
  Cook County
2,530
Medium
&
12.1%
5.6%
>>>>
285
High
  Decatur Area
93
Large
&
10.8%
7.0%
>>>>
11
High
  DeKalb-Elgin-Aurora Area
430
Large
&
14.2%
9.7%
>>>>
50
High
  Du Page County
928
Large
&
11.4%
5.4%
>>>>
104
High
  Edwardsville Area
139
Large
&
18.7%
5.1%
>>>>
17
High
  Jacksonville-Carlinville-Litchfield Area
54
Medium
&
14.8%
7.0%
>>>>
7
Moderate
  Kankakee-Morris-Pontiac Area
98
Large
&
3.1%
5.2%
>>>>
10
High
  Lake County
422
Large
&
17.8%
8.6%
>>>>
52
High
  McHenry County
208
Large
&
26.9%
6.8%
>>>>
28
High
  Mt Vernon-Marion-Carbondale Area
93
Medium
&
6.5%
6.8%
>>>>
10
Moderate
  Northwest Illinois Area
145
Large
&
9.7%
3.6%
>>>>
15
High
  Peoria-Bloomington Area
340
Large
&
8.8%
7.3%
>>>>
37
High
  Quincy-Macomb-Galesburg Area
83
Medium
&
8.4%
4.3%
>>>>
9
Moderate
  Rock Island-Moline Area
121
Large
&
3.3%
5.7%
>>>>
11
Moderate
  Rockford Area
222
Large
&
19.8%
7.6%
>>>>
27
High
  Shawnee National Forest Area
47
Medium
&
0.0%
2.4%
>>>>
4
Moderate
  Springfield Area
126
Medium
&
11.9%
4.7%
>>>>
15
Moderate
  St Louis-Belleville Area
198
Large
&
17.2%
6.4%
>>>>
23
High
  Vermilion County
24
Medium
&
-4.2%
4.9%
>>>>
3
Few
  Will County
438
Large
&
15.5%
9.1%
>>>>
52
High
United States
376,800
Large
&
4.0%
3.7%
>>>>
34,200
High
Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security.