A career in the skilled trades industry means working in large portions of our economy's infrastructure. And since our entire world increasingly runs on electricity, your skills could likely be in demand today...and tomorrow as well.
Your work is also never boring, and no two days are ever the same. So, if you’re one of those people that hates the idea of sitting in a cubicle all day, staring at a computer screen, then a career as an electrical technician may be ideal for you.
And finally, the BLS reports there is demand growth projected over the coming years for these professionals. This will be in large part due to new infrastructure projects that will happen around the country. Electrical technicians will be needed to install wind turbines and solar panels, as well as to connect these alternative energy generators to homes and power grids.
In addition, a large group of older electricians will be retiring soon, and new skilled tradesmen will need to take their place.
How fast is the field growing?
According to the BLS (https://www.bls.gov/), employment of electricians is projected to grow 8% from 2019 to 2029, which is much faster than the average for all occupations. Those technicians who have been properly certified could gain employment and then work towards becoming an Electrician in their home state.