Trying to figure out your next career path? Consider adding electrician to your list. With a growing demand for alternative energy sources and increases in construction spending, the field is on track to be one of the most in demand professions.
Recent data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics shows continued growth in the employment of electricians throughout the next decade. With a whopping 10% growth from 2018-2028, the job market for electricians is increasing faster than the national average for all occupations. The Bureau projects an increase of 74,100 jobs, from 715,400 jobs in 2018 to 789,500 in 2028.
Bureau of Labor Statistics
For anyone looking to enter the electrical industry, the Powering America team–through the electrical training ALLIANCE–offers one of the largest apprenticeship and training programs in the United States, training more than 350,000 apprentices to journeyman status since 1941. In addition to hands-on training, the ALLIANCE offers coursework that closely parallels a traditional college curriculum. A variety of educational institutions allow apprentices to gain college credit for completion of electrical training ALLIANCE courses, including the recognition and transfer of these credits toward two- and four-year degrees.
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