Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers

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Will "Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers" be replaced by AI & Robots?

It's quite likely this occupation will be replaced by robots/AI. However, workers can take comfort in the results from our poll, which shows a 22% chance of automation within the next 2 decades.

Automation Risk Level

Robots are watching

or 65% probability of automation

Projected Growth


by 2024

Median Annual Wage


or $22.07 hourly

People Employed


as of 2016

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How this compares with other jobs: 365 out of 706

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Job description

Install or repair heating, central air conditioning, or refrigeration systems, including oil burners, hot-air furnaces, and heating stoves.

SOC Code: 49-9021

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Fef (Small chance) says
I think it would need a very advanced robot to carry all the manual labour needed to install or repair an air conditioner. A robot able to walk, lift, drill, use tools.
Oct 30, 2019 at 11:15 AM
Skagit Haines (Small chance) says
I dont think there will be robots capable of troubleshooting everything in HVAC Systems. it requires manual dexterity
Aug 27, 2019 at 06:29 PM
Ben says
No way too many variables
Jul 30, 2019 at 12:31 PM

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