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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?


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Shane’s Answer

The electrical field is one that is constantly evolving and adapting to the needs and wants of the consumer. It is also a trade that has multiple avenues of specialty work as well. The compensation is comparable to other vocations that requires bachelors degree to enter field. The career requires discipline in both scholastic and field training but can be very rewarding to the individuals who pursue it. Most if not all of your training is reimbursed or paid for by employer so debt for education is not likely.

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Klayton’s Answer

Hi Gabriel,

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 😁

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Jonathan’s Answer

100% if you strive to learn and apply knowledge then you will never be without a job within any trade. You also open yourself to multiple different avenues to expand knowledge/opportunities/compensation.

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Richard’s Answer

There is absolutely no doubt in my mind that the electrical field is well worth the investment of your time and dedication. Due to my girlfriend going to school and recently graduating with her Master's, we have moved all the way across the country twice now. Both times we have moved, I was back in a job in less than a month.

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!

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Donald’s Answer

Easiest way for job security in the Electrical field is to learn your craft and take pride in your work! This applies in all levels, from residential to industrial and beyond. Practice going above and beyond everytime and it will become second nature, and you will never find yourself without a job!

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Donald’s Answer

Easiest way for job security in the Electrical field is to learn your craft and take pride in your work! This applies in all levels, from residential to industrial and beyond. Practice going above and beyond everytime and it will become second nature, and you will never find yourself without a job!

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