If you generally like to repair things an are searching for a job, perhaps you can consider a career as an HVAC technician.
Those working in this field in Maryland will have to get licensed.
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To get your license you’ll need to undergo some training.
You can’t start your training without having finished high school or showing your GED.
The training can be done directly through an apprenticeship program or through an educational institution.
Check out the schools in the table below for the details you’re interested in.
|All-State Career School||2200 Broening Hwy Ste 160 Baltimore, Maryland 21224|
|Lincoln College of Technology||9325 Snowden River Pky Columbia, Maryland 21046|
|Maryland Apprenticeship and Training Program (MATP)||1100 N. Eutaw Street, Room 209 Baltimore, MD 21201|
|Montgomery College||51 Mannakee Street Rockville, Maryland 20850|
|North American Trade Schools||6901 Security Blvd, Suite 16 Baltimore, Maryland 21244|
|TESST College of Technology||1520 S Caton Ave Baltimore, Maryland 21227|
There are several types of licenses you can obtain in this state, and all of them are issued by the Board of Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Contractors in Maryland.
- master restricted
Each certification has its own requirements and they usually involve having a couple of years of experience in a lower position before applying for it.
To obtain any license, you also have to sit through an exam, but you can only do so if your application is approved.
PSI Inc is the institution overseeing the exams and also set their dates.
There are 3 situations in which there’s no need for an exam:
- when becoming an apprentice: this is the period when you train for your future career.
- when becoming a journeyman, after being an apprentice for 3 years
- when graduating from an educational program supported by the Board, like from the schools mentioned above.
In Maryland, the average salary for the HVAC technician is $48,097 per year, and it can go as high as $54,500 annually for those with more experience.
Across the United States, the average income for such a technician is $46,648 per year, and it can go up to $52,858 per year, for those at the top.Annual Salary Range: Annual Salary by Location:
|Location||Avg. Annual Salary|
Regional Salary in Maryland
|Region||Employed||Avg. Annual Salary||Avg. Hourly Pay||Top 10% Annual Salary||Bottom 10% Annual Salary|
|California-Lexington Park, MD||210||$58,270||$28.01||$89,010||$38,860|
* Employment conditions in your area may vary.
This article is meant to help you decide if working with HVAC systems is something you’d like to do, considering the industry offers plenty of opportunities to advance in your career.