Trying to figure out your next career path? Consider adding electrician to your potential job list. As a result of growing demand for alternative energy sources and increases in construction spending, the field is on track to become one of most in-demand professions.
Positive Job Outlook
Most noteworthy, recent data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics shows continued growth in the employment of electricians throughout the next decade. Because of a whopping 8% growth from 2019-2029, the job market for electricians is increasing faster than the national average for all occupations. The Bureau projects an increase of 62,200 jobs, from 739,200 jobs in 2019 to 801,400 in 2029.
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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