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Heating and Air: Career and Education Opportunities in Rhode Island

Heating and Air: Working in residential, office and industrial spaces, Heating and Air Technicians install and maintain the systems that keep us hot in the winder and cool in the summer. Working with furnaces, compressors and duct work, they are an integral part of the effort to make our interior spaces that much more livable.

Rhode Island
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Rhode Island has a population of 1,053,209, which has grown by 0.47% in the last 10 years. Nicknamed the "Ocean State," Rhode Island's capital and biggest city is Providence. In 2008, there were a total of 612,258 jobs in Rhode Island. The average annual income was $41,261 in 2008, up from $40,147 in 2007. The unemployment rate in Rhode Island was 11.2% in 2009, which has grown by 3.6% since the previous year. Roughly 25.6% of Rhode Island residents have college degrees, which is higher than the national average.

The top industries in Rhode Island include miscellaneous manufacturing, other miscellaneous manufacturing, and electrical equipment, appliance, and component manufacturing. Notable tourist attractions include the Rhode Island Historical Society, the USS Saratoga Museum Foundation Inc, and the Governor Henry Lippitt House Museum.


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CAREERS WITHIN Heating and Air

Heating Equipment Installer

Heating Equipment Installers install, service, and repair heating and air conditioning systems in residences and commercial establishments. Heating Equipment Installers need to respond to the actions of other and coordinate activities with them. They also need to diagnose and repair equipment and system in the face of problem and faults.
Refrigeration Mechanic

Refrigeration Mechanics install and repair industrial and commercial refrigerating systems. Refrigeration Mechanics need to install equipment in line with existing requirements. They also need to respond to the actions of other and coordinate activities with them.