Curious about becoming an HVAC contractor? Watch this video to learn more about the process and the field.

If the thought of student loan debt is daunting to you, you may be considering the pursuit of a trade-based career. A great trade to get into is Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC).

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Starting out in the HVAC field will require you to study at a trade school and become a certified HVAC technician.

Once you have been certified as an HVAC tech and gain experience on the job, you may consider taking the next step to become an HVAC contractor. Being an HVAC contractor comes with more responsibilities and requires greater expertise. In order to become an HVAC contractor, you must pass a licensing exam. Again, this exam covers more than the basics, as you must have already been certified as a technician.

If you’re interested in owning your own business, getting licensed as an HVAC contractor is a great step to take. Typically, HVAC technicians are employed by HVAC contractors. Therefore, an HVAC contractor must be knowledgeable about the trade as well as have the skills and ability necessary to manage a business and supervise others. If this sounds like a career for you, watch the video to learn more and hear some suggestions for furthering your education.