Electricians are always in demand. The Bureau of Labor Électricien Sherbrooke Statistics sees electrician jobs growing at more than 10% per year over the next several years, meaning there will be continued demand for electricians in the future. Through a search on an electrician job board today, you can find as many as 4,500 results. Electricians keep our homes and businesses running every day, but it’s not just the lights they keep on. Electricians make sure that we can watch our TVs, use our appliances, log onto our computers, set our alarms, control the temperature in our homes and offices, and much, much more.
Although most people think that you don’t need a college education to make a decent living today, that’s not always the case. It might be true for many jobs, but it’s not true for them all. If you want a job as a computer programmer, an engineer, or as a nurse or doctor, college is required. If you cringe at the thought of 4 or more years of school, you should consider a job as an electrician.
In order to become an electrician you’re not required to sit in a classroom while paying a huge amount of money in hopes that you find a job that will pay your bills. Aspiring electricians have the option, in most states, of taking their electrician courses while working as an apprentice. Another option is to enroll in an electrician program at either a community college or a trade school, which is considerably less expensive than a 4 year college or university, for up to 2 years before starting an apprenticeship.
In choosing to take the required electrician courses during your apprenticeship you will actually be earning money immediately, instead of waiting in a classroom. Electrician courses are required by states or local municipalities to ensure that you understand things like electrical theory, math specific to your job and to make sure that you understand the National Electrical Code. They also help to prepare you for your local electrician licensing exam.
For anyone considering a career as an electrician you can feel good knowing that there are jobs available. It even looks like there will be jobs available for a long time to come. With apprenticeships offering you the ability to earn while you learn, the possibility of paying your bills and avoiding the huge debt that most college students have makes a career as an electrician an even better option.