Thinking about becoming an electrician? Here are a few “shocking” reasons why you should:
Earn While You Learn
Becoming an electrician doesn’t happen overnight- the trade requires lots of knowledge and training. The upside is that most of this training can be completed as a paid apprentice.
Electricians can earn a great income. Electricians in United States earn a media hourly wage of $26.73, while Canadian electricians earn an average of $28.91 per hour.
Electricians are needed everywhere. As a worker in the electrical field, you’ll have plenty of locations to consider as a home base from which to build your career.
An electrician has many career paths to choose from: electrical engineer, contract manager, industrial control specialist, outside lineman, and energy technician are a few.
Due to the increasing skills shortage, electricians are in demand. In fact, electrical workers have one of the lowest unemployment rates in Canada.
No Seasonal Layoffs
Unlike some of the other trades, electricians’ work is a year-round occupation.
Changing Work Environment
You don’t need to worry about working out of a cubicle! As an electrician, your work space is constantly changing. With every new project, comes a fresh location.
Are you an electrician? Did I miss any perks? I’d love to hear your thoughts!