It’s often the assumption that high school students will attend college or university after graduation. Likewise, it’s expected perhaps a person looking to make a career change would first “go back to school” before pursuing an entirely new field. However, this path doesn’t work for everyone.
Skilled trades make strong career choices and offer lots of room for personal growth and promotions. Electricians in particular earn good salaries and enjoy a very positive job outlook moving forward. And unlike many jobs out there, electricians won’t be replaced by robots anytime soon.
One of the greatest perks to pursuing a career as an electrician is the education. By becoming an apprentice electrician, you’ll receive quality on-the-job training with wages on top of that. Prairie Electric will pay for your education if you choose to work for them. While others are spending thousands of dollars for a college education and digging deeper into debt, you’ll be learning on the job and receiving wages at the same time. When training is over and you pass the licensing test, you’ll be set with a great job with strong benefits and a positive job outlook.
Job outlook for electricians
Employment of electricians is expected to grow 14% from 2014 to 2024. This makes for a far quicker growth rate than other similar occupations, such as construction workers. Why? Because as buildings and homes incorporate more technology into their four walls, electricians need to be there to install, repair and maintain wiring. Electricians are always in high demand, and that demand will only become greater in the coming years. In 2015, the median salary for electricians was about $54,000 per year. In Oregon and Washington state, these pay rates are even higher.
In addition, planet-friendly energy resources, such as wind and solar power, are projected to become increasingly more popular in the coming years. These technologies require the work of electricians for wiring and ensuring that everything is performing as efficiently as possible. Of course, much of this potential growth in the green sector comes down to government policy.
As technology continues to evolve, there’s been more and more talk about robots replacing human workers on the assembly line or even in the office. While other industries are feeling the pressure that automation increasingly is exerting on hiring, electricians can rest easy. Their work is highly individualized for the situation or problem they’re tackling and robots simply can’t complete the level of quality work that’s required of the job.
Become an electrician with Prairie Electric
If you’re looking for a career in the trades industry, electrician may be the job for you. Prairie Electric invests heavily in their apprentices and is always looking for new candidates. Contact Prairie Electric today and learn about becoming an electrician from the experts in the industry.