2012 Third Qtr-AC,Heat,Refrig Program-Program Trends

2012 Third Qtr-AC,Heat,Refrig Program-Program Trends








Western Technical College

400 Seventh Street
La Crosse, Wisconsin 54601
608.785.9200

Occupation Report for AC/Heat/Refrig Program
August 28, 2012
2012 Third Quarter Data for 2013-2017 Projections
Western Technical College District

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Region Info
Name: Western Technical College District
Description: Western district counties
County Areas: Buffalo, Wisconsin (55011), Crawford, Wisconsin (55023), Jackson, Wisconsin (55053), Juneau,
Wisconsin (55057), La Crosse, Wisconsin (55063), Monroe, Wisconsin (55081), Trempealeau, Wisconsin
(55121), Vernon, Wisconsin (55123)

Selected Occupations

Occupation
Education Level
Sheet Metal Workers (SOC 47-2211)
Long-term on-the-job training
Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and
Postsecondary vocational award
Installers (SOC 49-9021)

Executive Summary

Basic Information
2013 Occupational Jobs
2017 Occupational Jobs
Total Change
Total % Change
Openings
2012 Median Hourly Earnings

424
453
29
6.60%
63
$18.02

Occupational Change Summary

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2013
Jobs

Region
Regional Total
State Total
National Total

424
8,859
446,416

2017
Change
Jobs
453
9,044
467,029

29
185
20,613

%
Change
7%
2%
5%

2012
Median
Hourly
Earnings
$18.02
$20.46
$18.91

Openin
gs
63
1,071
59,610

Source: EMSI Complete Employment - 2012.2

Top Industries for Selected Occupations

NAICS
Code
238220
333415
238910
238160
811310
236118
238210

Name
Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors
Air-Conditioning and Warm Air Heating Equipment
and Commercial and Industrial Refrigeration
Equipment Manufacturing
Site Preparation Contractors
Roofing Contractors
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and
Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic)
Repair and Maintenance
Residential Remodelers
Electrical Contractors and Other Wiring Installation
Contractors

2013
Jobs
188

2017
Jobs
218

30

%
Change
16%

50

48

-2

-4%

12
<10

13
11

1
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8%
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<10

<10

--

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<10

<10

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<10

<10

--

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Source: EMSI Complete Employment - 2012.2

Occupational Breakdown

SOC
Description
Code
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers
Heating, Air Conditioning, and
49-9021
Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers
Total

2013
Jobs
129

2017 Opening
Jobs
s
130
16

2012 Median Hourly
Earnings
$17.59

296

323

48

$18.22

424

453

63

$18.02

Source: EMSI Complete Employment - 2012.2

Data Sources and Calculations

Industry Data
In order to capture a complete picture of industry employment, EMSI basically combines covered employment
data from Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW) produced by the Department of Labor with total
employment data in Regional Economic Information System (REIS) published by the Bureau of Economic
Analysis (BEA), augmented with County Business Patterns (CBP) and Nonemployer Statistics (NES) published
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by the U.S. Census Bureau. Projections are based on the latest available EMSI industry data, 15-year past local
trends in each industry, growth rates in statewide and (where available) sub-state area industry projections
published by individual state agencies, and (in part) growth rates in national projections from the Bureau of Labor
Statistics.

Occupation Data
Organizing regional employment information by occupation provides a workforce-oriented view of the regional
economy. EMSI's occupation data are based on EMSI's industry data and regional staffing patterns taken from
the Occupational Employment Statistics program (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics). Wage information is partially
derived from the American Community Survey. The occupation-to-program (SOC-to-CIP) crosswalk is based on
one from the U.S. Department of Education, with customizations by EMSI.

State Data Sources
This report uses state data from the following agencies: Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development,
Bureau of Workforce Information.

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