There’s never been a better time to get a head start in the electrical industry with an apprenticeship. Because the world runs on electricity, there will always be a future demand for qualified electricians. Future job prospects are also solid for electricians, with the profession in more demand than ever. Keep reading to discover more about the electrical industry's great opportunities and future outlook.
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The future job outlook for electricians in Australia
In recent years, there has been a shortage of skilled electricians. As the aging workforce starts to retire, this shortage will increase further. Competition to attract top talent is strong as businesses and individuals need to hire skilled electricians. The industry is expected to boom in the next few years, with the number of electrical workers expected to increase significantly. The National Skills Commission employment projections have estimated a 10% growth by 2026, resulting in 156,700 skilled workers.
The electrical field is attractive for future employees due to the high potential earnings. In fact, electricians are ranked the 5th most high-paying trade in Australia. Average weekly earnings for electricians are higher than other occupations in Australia, with Entry-level positions starting from $73,125 per year, while most experienced workers make up to $126,750 per year.
New technological advances are a huge factor behind these good employment prospects. The rise in emerging technologies such as robotics, home automation and renewable energy will lead to exciting new possibilities and demand for future electricians. Our focus on more sustainable and clean energy
provides a strong job outlook, particularly in the solar and electrical vehicles industries. Smart home automation systems are another example of rapidly booming consumer products that will increase the demand for skilled electrical workers.
Career Opportunities for Future Electricians
Electricians need the specific expertise required to install and repair electrical systems. Their daily tasks include the design, assembly, installation, testing, commissioning, diagnostics, maintenance and repairs of electrical networks, systems, circuits, equipment, components, appliances and facilities. Dedicated electricians can develop their careers in a number of industries, moving up to leadership opportunities or becoming their own boss, running very successful businesses.
Setting yourself up for a rewarding career as a qualified electrician starts with the right apprenticeship
. At the College of Electrical Training, we deliver electrical apprenticeship courses that significantly impact your career and earning potential. There is no better place to develop your trade and gain an electrical apprenticeship. Registrations are now open for electrical apprenticeship pathways! Find out more and apply online now.