Proving that trade knowledge is universally in demand across the globe, Fox Business is reporting that a nationwide shortage of electricians in the United States is setting the stage for huge salaries for electricians.
According to the report, a predicted labour shortage in the electrician industry is set to create a huge amount of unfilled jobs across the country. While this could spell bad news for American consumers, it’s great news for electricians across the pond – particularly when it comes to their wages.
Supply and Demand
As a result of the shortage, starting salaries for Stateside electricians are said to be around $40k (approximately £31.5k), while electrician business owners have the potential to earn a six-figure salary.
The shortage highlights once again just how lucrative an electrician career can be and how beneficial it can be to have a trade under your belt. Best of all, this is a trend that can also be found closer to home in the UK, as well as the US.
Electrician Careers UK
According to research conducted by The Federation of Master Builders, experienced tradesmen in the UK typically earn thousands more than university graduates, with the average salary of electricians at £47,265/annum.
Chief Executive of the FMB, Brian Berry, had this to say:
“A career in construction trumps many university graduate roles. The average university graduate in England earns £32,000 a year whereas our latest research shows that your average bricky or roofer is earning £42,000 a year across the UK. In London, a bricklayer is commanding wages of up to £90,000 a year.”
By contrast, the average salary of teachers and accountants is around £38k, while midwives and vets are both around £36k. What’s more, these jobs also require years of study, which bring with them student loans and debt before you qualify.
Electrician Careers UK
With a well-publicised shortage of tradesmen in the UK as well as the US, there’s never been a better time to get involved in the electrician trade.
Best of all, you don’t have to look far and wide to find an in-road to your electric dreams. You can get it all done right here at Access Training UK!
Ranging from beginner courses for those with no experience to professional certification for seasoned veterans, we offer a wide variety of electrician courses for all skills levels.
New Career Courses
Our beginner courses are ideal for those with limited or no experience of the electrical trade prior to starting the electrician course. These include:
Trade Professional Courses
Aimed at experienced candidates with a professional background in electrical maintenance, these courses are the perfect certification to add to your repertoire:
For more information on electrician courses from Access Training UK, give us a call today on 0800 345 7492 or drop us a message online using the button below.
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