Is the electrician field expanding? Do you find it easier to find jobs or harder? Long term job security is important to me, do you think that it's worth the time invested to get into this field?
Yes, the Electrician field is always expanding and well worth the time invested. I can tell that you are very intelligent based on your questions AND would make a fine Electrician. Keep these points in mind:
1. Electricians cannot be outsourced.
2. Everyone needs electricity and electrical equipment will always need servicing.
3. As old Electricians retire, new ones will be needed to replace them PLUS new automation equipment is creating new positions for more.
Look forward to meeting you in the field 😁
The variability is really where both the job security and a love for the trade will come in. There are so many different types of electrical work to do and positions that NEED competent electricians to fill them. You have the choice which way you want to go with it; if you like a fast-paced environment and quick turn-around satisfaction from completing tasks, you can go in to residential or commercial. It's quick and can be very hectic, plus it gives you skill sets in your toolbox for work on the side to have a supplemental source of income.
If intellectual problem-solving is more up your alley, than you can go in to the industrial sector; this is where you make the real money, there's always a job, and the challenges are complex and sometimes very intricate. Whether you want to come home every night after your shift or you want to get paid to travel the United States, there's no shortage of work if you are willing to take it.
Once you get some experience under your belt, I HIGHLY suggest going in to an Electrical Maintenance position as I have. These positions will do a lot for you in terms of expanding your variability of experience.
So yes! Not only is there a bounty of work to have, but you will make more money than a lot of college degrees will net you and there is a LOT of advancement opportunities if you have the drive. Good luck!