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Benefits of being an electrician

The future looks bright if you’re interested in becoming an electrician. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, electricians can expect consistent employment for the foreseeable future. Electrician job openings are expected to grow by 10 percent over the next decade. This outpaces the average for all other occupations.

As construction continues to boom in residential, commercial, and industrial sectors, there will be a need for well-rounded electricians. Even during economic downturns, there will always be a need for power and electricity. This includes new construction as well as service, maintenance, and repair aspects.

The more you learn and the more experience you gain will give you greater flexibility. Through continuing education with electrician programs and electrician courses, you’ll expand your knowledge base. And the more you know, the more you’ll be able to increase how much money you make.

Although it takes time as an apprentice, there isn’t a need for a degree. You can begin working towards journeyman status right out of high school. During your apprenticeship, you can earn money while learning the job. As you become more familiar with the field, there are several directions your career could go.

From residential to industrial work, you may find yourself drawn to installation, administrative, technical, or support positions. In some cases, what you learn on the job can be translated into college credits if you ever decide to return to school.

Apprenticeship Opportunities

Prairie Electric is partnered with the Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee in Portland to provide an apprenticeship program. You can earn a decent wage while being trained as an electrician and working towards a rewarding career. Although it could take a few years to complete your apprenticeship, you’ll be on your way to a fulfilling career working as an electrician.

Although the pay scale for electrical work depends on experience, the highest-paid electrician careers approach and even surpass six figures. Whether you start with Prairie Electric as an entry-level employee or one with decades of experience, we may have employment opportunities for you.

For more information on our current openings or how to start an apprenticeship, click here.

Working at Prairie Electric

By joining the Prairie Electric team, you will be joining a company that truly treats its employees like family. There’s a reason we’ve grown to around 400 employees: People like working here! Because of our size and experience, we’re able to offer a variety of services. Interior and exterior work, panel automation, excavation, and more.

Are you able to follow a plan but safely switch gears when needed and under-promise but over-deliver? Do you give every job, large and small, the same amount of professionalism? Then you might be a great fit for Prairie Electric. Take a look at our current openings and then submit an employment application.

We are committed to creating a diverse workforce and encourage all those qualified to apply regardless of race, color, religion, gender or gender identity, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, citizenship status, age, mental or physical disability, military or covered veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable local, state, or federal laws.

Prairie Electric further strives to diversify its workforce and encourages employees to recruit all of those that are qualified. This includes minorities, women, covered veterans, and persons with disabilities who can perform, with reasonable accommodation, the essential functions of the job.

Prairie Electric offers medical, dental, and vision coverage fully paid for. We also offer a 401k option that helps plan for your future, paid time off (including holidays), a flexible spending program, Wellness plans, carpool options, and more.

Interested in a good-paying job in a growth industry and want to work in an encouraging work environment? Prairie Electric looks forward to hearing from you.