There are schools offering HVAC training in Florida!
Schools Offering Hvac Programs in Florida
Approximately 0.4% of graduates in of Florida receive HVAC certificates every year. That means an estimated 2,018 heating and air conditioning mechanics graduate from Florida's 46 HVAC schools each year.
The top-ranked school in Florida with a HVAC program is ATI Career Training Center-Miami, which is located in Miami. In 2010, it was ranked 59th nationwide. In 2010, 166 students graduated from ATI Career Training Center-Miami's HVAC program.
Southern Technical College, which was ranked 65th nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Florida that has a HVAC program. It is located in Orlando. 27 students graduated with certificate in HVAC from Southern Technical College in 2010.
The third-ranked school in Florida with a HVAC program is Pinellas Technical Education Center, which is located in Saint Petersburg. In 2010, it was ranked 67th nationwide. 34 students graduated with certificate in HVAC from Pinellas Technical Education Center in 2010. The tuition rate at Pinellas Technical Education Center was $0 per year.
If you are hoping to attend one of Florida's HVAC schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $2,952 per year, though tuition can range from $17,536 per year to $2,158 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at Florida HVAC schools were charged at the following schools:
- Lincoln College of Technology - located in West Palm Beach, students are charged $17,536 per year
- Everest University-Tampa - located in Tampa, students are charged $14,328 per year
- Everest University-Orange Park - located in Orange Park, students are charged $14,328 per year
The lowest tuition rates at Florida HVAC schools were charged at the following schools:
- Palm Beach State College - located in Lake Worth, students are charged $2,158 per year
- Santa Fe College - located in Gainesville, students are charged $2,167 per year
- Pensacola State College - located in Pensacola, students are charged $2,179 per year
A HVAC certificate from a Florida school... what next?
A large number of Florida HVAC graduates become heating and air conditioning mechanics. In 2010, there were 17,890 heating and air conditioning mechanics working in Florida. In Florida, the largest numbers of heating and air conditioning mechanics work in the following counties:
- Hernando County - 3,380 heating and air conditioning mechanics
- Lake County - 2,230 heating and air conditioning mechanics
- Miami-Dade County - 1,970 heating and air conditioning mechanics
The government projects that by 2018, the number of heating and air conditioning mechanics in the state of Florida will grow to 30,740. This would require a 4% growth in the profession.
A heating and air conditioning mechanic in Florida earns $39,320 per year on average. In 2010, however, some Florida heating and air conditioning mechanics earned as little as less than $19,560 per year or as much as more than $74,510 per year. The following counties in Florida have the highest average salaries for heating and air conditioning mechanics:
- DeSoto County - $52,900 per year
- Palm Beach County - $45,400 per year
- Broward County - $45,100 per year
A heating and air conditioning mechanic in the following counties in Florida make the lowest salaries on average:
- Flagler County - $24,810 per year
- Escambia County - $31,460 per year
- Polk County - $31,530 per year
For more data regarding a career in HVAC in Florida and to compare salaries with various related fields such as plumbing or carpentry, take a look at the graphs and charts below.
Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.
- Associate's Degree in Hvac in Florida
- Certificate in Hvac in Florida
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|Rank||Profession||Employment Number||Avg Salary||Job Growth (past 5 yrs)|
|Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers||17,890||$39,320||-10.0%|
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