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HVAC Training: San Antonio TX Extracurricular Skills

In addition to HVAC training in San Antonio TX, technicians need to possess some extra skills to find success in the job market. There are plenty of job opportunities for graduates of HVAC training in San Antonio TX, with around 20,870 positions in the area, reports the Bureau of Labor Statistics. However, it is still necessary to stand out from the crowd if you want to secure a job straight out of school. The following are a few skills and personality traits that can assist trained applicants in getting hired.

1. Speak Spanish

HVAC contractors who only speak English may face a language barrier on some jobs, whereas knowledge of at least basic Spanish will enable communication with almost all of your clients. Employers often prefer to hire bilingual workers, as they know they will be able to assign these employees any job that comes up.

2. Willingness to Work Longer Hours

Typically, HVAC technicians work around 40 hours per week, the majority of the time during business hours. A willingness to work longer hours, though, could help you land a job in a company requiring hires to be available weekends and evenings for emergencies.

3.  Be On-Call During the Summer

In San Antonio, there is less need for HVAC technicians during the winter than during the summer. If you are happy to take your annual vacations at a different time of year, you will make a favorable impression on potential employers.

4. Enthusiasm for Advanced Training

Graduating from an HVAC training program should only be the first step in your career; employers want to know that you intend to continue your education to stay up to date with the latest technology and other changes in the industry. You can show your commitment by expanding your knowledge beyond school material and by voicing an interest in enrolling in future courses.

5. Additional Service Skills

To begin working as an HVAC technician, you only need a certification in heating, ventilation, and air conditioning. However, qualifications in additional service skills lead to great employment opportunities. Some certifications to consider include the EPA Certification, Green Certification, R410A Certification, Indoor Air Quality Certification, TDLR ACR Certification, NATE Certification, and Preventative Maintenance Certification. Note that in San Antonio, a stronger set of air-conditioning service skills is ideal because of the demand for AC technicians in the summer. Improve your chances of finding work by enrolling in an HVAC training program in San Antonio TX that offers more than just the basics. Search for schools that train you for additional certifications, offer job seeking and interview support, and allow you to practice industry-standard equipment.

This article was published on: 03/14/19 1:01 AM

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