Also known as HVAC Helper (Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning Helper); HVAC Installation Helper (Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning Installation Helper); Maintenance Aide; Maintenance Helper; Mechanic Helper; Mechanic Repair Helper; Mechanic's Assistant; Technician's Helper
Also known as HVAC Helper (Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning Helper); HVAC Installation Helper (Heating
Hvac Assistants help installation, maintenance, and repair workers in maintenance, parts replacement, and repair of vehicles, industrial machinery, and electrical and electronic equipment.
In addition, Hvac Assistants perform duties such as furnishing tools, materials, and supplies to other workers; cleaning work area, machines, and tools; and holding materials or tools for other workers.
Hvac Assistants are often responsible for overseeing or executing some or all of the following tasks:
The above responsibilities are specific to Hvac Assistants. More generally, Hvac Assistants are involved in several broader types of activities:
The median salary for a Hvac Assistant is $31,760, and the average salary is $33,960. Both the median and average roughly describe the middle of the Hvac Assistant salary range, but the average is more easily affected by extremely high or low salaries.
Many Hvac Assistants earn significantly more or less than the average, due to several factors. About 10% of Hvac Assistants earn less than $21,640 per year, 25% earn less than $26,590, 75% earn less than $39,370, and 90% earn less than $50,030.
Between the years of 2020 and 2030, the number of Hvac Assistants is expected to change by 7.4%, and there should be roughly 12,900 open positions for Hvac Assistants every year.
Career interests describe a person's preferences for different types of working environments and activities. When a person's interest match the demands of an occupation, people are usually more engaged and satisfied in that role.
Compared to most occupations, those who work as a Hvac Assistant are usually higher in their Realistic, Conventional, and Investigative interests.
Hvac Assistants typically have very strong Realistic interests. Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others.
Also, Hvac Assistants typically have strong Conventional interests. Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines. These occupations can include working with data and details more than with ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow.
Lastly, Hvac Assistants typically have moderate Investigative interests. Investigative occupations frequently involve working with ideas, and require an extensive amount of thinking. These occupations can involve searching for facts and figuring out problems mentally.
People differ in their values, or what is most important to them for building job satisfaction and fulfillment.
Compared to most people, those working as a Hvac Assistant tend to value Relationships, Support, and Independence.
Most importantly, Hvac Assistants strongly value Relationships. Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to provide service to others and work with co-workers in a friendly non-competitive environment.
Second, Hvac Assistants moderately value Support. Occupations that satisfy this work value offer supportive management that stands behind employees.
Lastly, Hvac Assistants somewhat value Independence. Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to work on their own and make decisions.
Each occupation brings its own set of psychological demands, which describe the characteristics necessary to perform the job well.
In order to perform their job successfully, people who work as Hvac Assistants must consistently demonstrate qualities such as attention to detail, dependability, and integrity.
Below, you'll find a list of qualities typically required of Hvac Assistants, ranked by importance:
Working as a Hvac Assistant usually requires a high school diploma.
Hvac Assistants need anywhere from a few months to one year of working with experienced employees. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with this occupation.
Hvac Assistants may benefit from understanding of specialized subject areas, such as mechanical, building and construction, or customer and personal service knowledge.
The list below shows several areas in which most Hvac Assistants might want to build proficiency, ranked by importance.
Hvac Assistants must develop a particular set of abilities to perform their job well. Abilities are individual capacities that influence a person's information processing, sensory perception, motor coordination, and physical strength or endurance. Individuals may naturally have certain abilities without explicit training, but most abilities can be sharpened somewhat through practice.
For example, Hvac Assistants need abilities such as manual dexterity, arm-hand steadiness, and control precision in order to perform their job at a high level. The list below shows several important abilities for Hvac Assistants, ranked by their relative importance.
Skills are developed capacities that enable people to function effectively in real-world settings. Unlike abilities, skills are typically easier to build through practice and experience. Skills influence effectiveness in areas such as learning, working with others, design, troubleshooting, and more.
Hvac Assistants frequently use skills like active listening, critical thinking, and monitoring to perform their job effectively. The list below shows several critical skills for Hvac Assistants, ranked by their relative importance.
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