NEXT PROS JOB MATCH: Brandon Davis, HVACR Technician

By Arkansas Next PROS staff on Monday, October 15, 2018

Brandon Davis
High School: Calvary Christian School in Forrest City  •  Age: 24
Training: HVACR Technician training with the Arkansas Construction Education Foundation
Degree: Certificate of Completion, U.S. Department of Labor
Employer: Little Rock Water Reclamation Authority

"The training is great and it only takes two years, one night a week. I started training while at my current job."


√ You can think on your feet
√ You love the challenge of diagnosing and fixing a problem
You prefer to work with your hands
You don’t want to sit at a desk all day

Job Outlook
Expected growth from 2016 to 2026 in the United States

Expected number of Arkansas HVACR jobs in 2026

What does an HVACR Technician do?
HVACR technicians install, maintain and repair the heating, ventilation, air-conditioning and refrigeration systems in buildings. These machines control the temperature and air quality in homes and businesses.


  • Install heating, ventilation, air-conditioning and refrigeration systems for customers
  • Replace outdated systems with energy-efficient technology
  • Repair systems and replace parts when problems arise
  • Ensure the systems meet safety regulations to keep the environment safe
  • Record activities, installations and repairs over time
  • Dispose of hazardous parts and chemicals in an ethical and safe manner

Air-conditioning use in the U.S. takes the same amount of energy as it does to power the whole continent of Africa! It’s no wonder why the demand for HVAC technicians is so high.*

High-end earners (top 10%) make

Median Wages in the U.S.
$49,766 - Annual | $20.35 - Hourly

Arkansas Construction Education Foundation
Arkansas Tech University–Ozark Campus
Arkansas State University–Beebe (Searcy Campus)
East Arkansas Community College
National Park College
North Arkansas College
NorthWest Arkansas Community College
Northwest Technical Institute
Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas
Southeast Arkansas College
Ultimate Technical Academy

Associated General Contractors
CenterPoint Energy
Kimbel Mechanical Systems
McKee Foods Corporation
Nucor Steel Arkansas
Tyson Foods

SOURCES: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics  / Be Pro Be Proud  /  PayScale  /  Projections Managing Partnership  /  Tom Hunt

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