If you are thinking about changing careers, or are just embarking into the working world and are wondering what career would be a good choice, you might want to consider becoming an electrician.
There are a number of reasons why being an electrician is a good career move at this time:
- Electrical work is currently considered a “hot job,” with the demand for qualified electricians rising in the next couple of years. This is due to the expected rise in infrastructure projects, the growing need for alternative energy sources, and the expected retirement of the electricians from the previous generations. If you train as, and become qualified to work as an electrician, you are almost guaranteed never to be at a loss for work
- Being an electrician is rewarding and fulfilling, with you providing service that everybody needs. Modern society is now almost completely dependent on electricity in practically every aspect of their lives. Electricity is considered a public utility precisely because it is such a necessity. If you work as an electrician, you have the satisfaction of knowing that you are doing work that people need, and delivering service that improves the lives of people.
- Being an electrician provides options for career advancement. Unlike in some jobs where you can do the same thing at a desk for years and never move up or down the ladder, electricians face the prospect of growth in their career as long as they deliver consistently good work. From being an apprentice to being a licensed electrician or a journeyman, you can still move up to being a master electrician. And then as a master electrician, you can still specialize, or you can teach and have the satisfaction of providing training and education to younger electricians or apprentices.