Why Now Is A Good Time To Start Your Electrical Career

Mar 15 2014

Electricity is a key component in our daily lives. From the wiring in our homes to the power it takes to provide cities and businesses, all of whom depend on technology, electricians are the skilled professionals that keep it going.

The number of electricians needed in the field continues to grow as the field of construction, previously hit hard by the recession, is finally starting to pick up. The increase in new home construction in addition to commercial and industrial buildings is creating a demand for both apprentice and master construction electricians.

Consider the following facts in the field of electrical training:

  • The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that job growth will be faster than average (20%) for all occupations through 2022.
  • In 2012, electricians earned a median annual salary of $49,840.
  • As more of the baby-boomer generations begins to retire, there will be an extreme need over the next 5 to 10 years for skilled electricians to fill the void.

Trade schools are responding to the increasing demand for electrical training by offering specialized programs that prepare prospective students for the challenges they will face in pursuing an electrical career. Choosing the right technical school is crucial to getting the experience you will need to succeed in the electrical field. Because electrical training is a skilled trade, there should be opportunities for hands-on instruction, and your trade school should offer opportunities to practice the different techniques that are required in the field. Laboratories and and testing areas are a must, with structures in that mimic a residential and commercial settings.

Rosedale Technical Institute is a leader in Electrical Technology training, offering Pittsburgh-area residents the opportunity to receive hands-on training from skilled instructors. As one of the leading technical schools for over 60 years, Rosedale Technical Institute prepares students for the skills they need to succeed in the fields of commercial and residential wiring. Students also have the opportunity to participate in OSHA safety and scissor lift training. The electrical department also contains multiple labs for instruction in the following courses:

  • Motor Repair
  • Commercial Circuitry
  • Electronic Machine Control
  • Programmable Logic Controllers

Upon graduation, students receive an Associate Degree in Specialized Technology or Diploma. Financial aid is also available for those who qualify. Rosedale’s Job Placement Department also offers a “career preparation” course as well as arranging interviews for graduates as well as current students.

Don’t wait any longer to start your career in Electrical Training, whether you are an upcoming high school graduate or an adult looking for a secure career and to better your income options. Contact the professionals at Rosedale Technical Institute today to get started or to schedule a tour!