Is the Electrician Industry Growing?

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Do you want to join a growing industry as an electrician? If so, now is the time to take advantage of the boom in demand, and Tulsa Welding School (TWS) can help. We offer a 7-month Electrical Applications program to prepare you for an entry-level role as an electrician apprentice.

Is the Electrician Industry Growing?

Yes, the electrician industry is growing, and Tulsa Welding School wants to help. The projected growth of electricians in the locales where Tulsa Welding School has campuses is booming. The demand for electricians in Oklahoma is projected to be 10%, Florida at 19%, and Texas at 27% over the coming decade1. This means a need for highly trained electricians who can help residential and business clients install, maintain, and repair electrical wiring, cabling, and infrastructure.

Why is the Electrician Industry Growing?

There are many reasons for the growth in the electrician industry. From the Inflation Reduction Act to population growth and residential-to-commercial conversions, there is a growing need for highly trained electricians to enter the market and help clients with their electrical needs.

Government Investments Trigger the Demand for Electricians

The Inflation Reduction Act2 is set to spend $400 billion over the next decade to reduce climate change and take action. The Inflation Reduction Act offers grants, loans, rebates, incentives, and other investments to support the new clean energy economy. Many projects that the government funds will need qualified electricians to help with renewable energies, electric vehicles, and charging stations. Take advantage of these needs by attending the Electrical Applications program at TWS.

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Increased Population

The U.S. Census Bureau3 recorded a spike in population of over 1.2 million U.S. residents in 2022. The most significant population gain among states was Texas, with more than 500,000 new residents in 2022. Florida was the second largest-gaining state in 2022, with an increase of 1.9% or 400,000 new residents. Migration has played a vital role in some states, specifically Californians moving to Texas. However, many population gains are due to increased births outpacing deaths. Residential population growth requires more trade professionals to satisfy residential electrician demands.

Office to Residence Conversion

Another reason for the increase in electricians in large metropolitan areas is the transformation of empty office buildings into residential spaces. Why are we transforming offices into residences? Conversion of office buildings is 20% cheaper4 than demolishing and rebuilding residential homes. Several federal programs, including the Housing Supply and Action Plan5, support commercial-to-residential conversions. This plan aims to reduce barriers to building residential housing. This includes the promotion of commercial-to-residential conversions for more affordable and zero-emission housing.

Why do we need electricians for commercial-to-residential conversions? The electrical codes are different for residential homes versus commercial buildings, which means a need for highly trained electricians well versed in both residential and commercial electrical applications.

Final Thoughts

Now is the time to take advantage of the electrician demand boom. TWS can prepare you for a career in electrical applications with in-class lectures and hands-on training. Our instructors help guide you through the educational process and prepare you for the transformation in the electrical industry. We will also help find you an apprenticeship after graduation. Once you find your path to a rewarding career as an electrician, TWS will be with you every step of the way.

Want to Learn More?

The Electrical Applications program at TWS trains students in hands-on courses guided by expert instructors for one purpose: to prepare them for job opportunities as entry-level electricians. This in-depth program teaches students mechanical and electrical principles, residential and commercial wiring fundamentals, and more. This program is offered at our Jacksonville, FL, Tulsa, OK, and Houston, TX campuses. Contact us at (855) 981-7313 to learn more about our Electrical Applications program.