Nathaniel Brand completed Coyne College’s Heating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVAC-R) program in February 2017. “I wanted to do HVAC because I like fixing things,” he said. “That’s a huge part of it. I love helping people and fixing things. This is the way to do it. I can go help people out with whatever they need, fix whatever needs to be fixed.” Nathaniel completed the program in just 18 months, graduating with his associate of applied science degree.
It’s no secret that the healthcare industry is one of the biggest industries in America and teeming with plentiful job openings. What might not be as obvious is the fact that you can have a prosperous career in the field without becoming a doctor or nurse. One occupation that meets this criterion is that of the medical assistant.
Salvatore Vazzano graduated from Coyne College in December 2016, completing the Pharmacy Technician program in just one year. Salvatore’s main motivation is something many people can relate to – he wanted to get away from the job he had. “I wanted to do something different, and pharmacy tech is growing.” His choice to continue his education at Coyne College was pretty straightforward, in his mind. “I found Coyne through advertisements.
Healthcare is one of the fastest growing industries in the United States and is projected to be the largest job sector in the country by 2019. Most people who are looking to choose a career path or alter their current one might decipher this to mean that they must become some kind of doctor or nurse.
It is pretty amazing to think about how readily available electricity has become and all of the incredible devices and innovations it powers. Of course, it takes a certain kind of wizard to make the electrical magic happen. Those wizards are electricians.
Heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVAC-R) technicians play an integral role in the installation, maintenance and repair of the indoor environmental control systems we use on a daily basis. Without HVAC-R technicians and their expertise, heating, cooling and refrigeration would not be as common as it is today.
There are a couple of options for becoming an HVAC-R technician, and we will get to that in a moment, but first we will skim the surface of this skilled trade with some background information.
Air conditioning, heating and refrigeration are among the modern conventions that many of us might take for granted. Though we may use these systems on a daily basis without giving it much thought, there are people who make a living installing the necessary equipment and resolving issues whenever they may arise.
As we as a species continue to traverse the seemingly endless frontier of technology and innovation, electricity will continue to be as important as it ever has been, if not more so. Whether it is a smartphone, laptop computer, microwave oven or an all-in-one printer/fax/copy machine, electricity is vital to so much of what we do in our everyday lives.