Career Outlook for Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers

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The overall job outlook for Heating, Air Conditioning, or Refrigeration Mechanic or Installer careers has been relatively unchanged since 2004. Vacancies for this career have slightly decreased by 0.58 percent nationwide in that time, with an average decline of 0.1 percent per year. Demand for Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers is expected to go up, with an expected 170,480 new jobs filled by 2018. This represents an annual increase of 9.50 percent over the next few years.
TOP STATES
There are currently more Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers in the following states
Texas 18,920
Florida 17,890
California 15,870
New York 14,580
Pennsylvania 13,190
Ohio 8,820
New Jersey 8,460
BOTTOM STATES
The states below have the least number of filled positions for Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers
Virgin Islands 70
Guam 160
District of Columbia 280
North Dakota 400
Wyoming 410
New Mexico 500
Alaska 540
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