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Career and Education Opportunities for Heating Equipment Installers in Alaska

Alaska has a population of 698,473, which has grown by 11.41% over the past 10 years. Nicknamed the "Great Land," its capital is Juneau, though its most populous city is Anchorage.

Anchorage, Alaska provides a wide variety of opportunities, both career and educational, for heating equipment installers. About 350 people are currently employed as heating equipment installers in Alaska. By 2016, this is expected to grow by 14% to about 400 people employed. This is not quite as good as the national trend for heating equipment installers, which sees this job pool growing by about 28.1% over the next eight years. In general, heating equipment installers install, service, and repair heating and air conditioning systems in residences and commercial establishments.

Heating equipment installers earn approximately $24 hourly or $51,590 annually on average in Alaska. Nationally they average about $19 hourly or $39,680 per year. Earnings for heating equipment installers are the same as earnings in the general category of Heating and Air in Alaska and the same as general Heating and Air category earnings nationally.

There is one school within twenty-five miles of Anchorage where you can study to be a heating equipment installer, among four schools of higher education total in the Anchorage area. Given that the most common education level for heating equipment installers is a post-secondary certificate, it will take a short time to learn to be a heating equipment installer if you already have a high school diploma.

In 2008, there were a total of 452,986 jobs in Alaska. The average annual income was $43,922 in 2008, up from $41,081 in 2007. The unemployment rate in Alaska was 8.0% in 2009, which has grown by 1.5% since the previous year. About 24.7% of Alaska residents have college degrees, which is higher than the national average.

The top industries in Alaska include oil extraction, transportation, and general merchandise stores. Notable tourist destinations include the Oscar Anderson House Museum, the Alaska Native Heritage Center, and the Alaska Museum of Natural History.

CITIES WITH Heating Equipment Installer OPPORTUNITIES IN Alaska


JOB DESCRIPTION: Heating Equipment Installer

In general, heating equipment installers install, service, and repair heating and air conditioning systems in residences and commercial establishments.

Every day, heating equipment installers are expected to be able to twist and stretch their arms and legs to get work done. They need to move quickly in order to hold onto or control objects and devices. It is also important that they visualize how things come together and can be organized.

Similar jobs with educational opportunities in Alaska include:

  • Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanic. Diagnose, adjust, or overhaul mobile mechanical, hydraulic, and pneumatic equipment, such as cranes, bulldozers, and conveyors, used in construction, logging, and surface mining.
  • Refrigeration Mechanic. Install and repair industrial and commercial refrigerating systems.

LOCATION INFORMATION: Alaska

Alaska
Alaska photo by Christy747

Alaska has a population of 698,473, which has grown by 11.41% in the last 10 years. Nicknamed the "Great Land," its capital is Juneau, though its biggest city is Anchorage. In 2008, there were a total of 452,986 jobs in Alaska. The average annual income was $43,922 in 2008, up from $41,081 the previous year. The unemployment rate in Alaska was 8.0% in 2009, which has grown by 1.5% since the previous year. About 24.7% of Alaska residents have college degrees, which is higher than the national average.

The top industries in Alaska include oil extraction, transportation, and general merchandise stores. Notable tourist destinations include the The Imaginarium, the Anchorage Historic Properties Inc, and the Exhibit Support.