USA Urgently Requires 10 Lac Skilled Workers in 2023: To meet its environmental goals, the United States needs one million additional electricians, and the shortage of male electricians has highlighted the importance of encouraging more women to enter this field.
According to The Guardian and the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), men have historically performed the majority of electrical work, with only 2% of the country’s electricians being female.
The nation’s transition from fossil fuels to electricity, particularly in initiatives such as the installation of solar panels, heat pumps, and charging stations for electric vehicles, has caused significant labor shortages in this industry.
Rewiring America, a non-profit organization devoted to electrification estimates that these new projects will require one million additional electricians.
In an interview with The New York Times, author and journalist Bill McKibben emphasized the abundance of opportunities in this industry and stated that becoming an electrician can be a rewarding career path for young people who want to have a positive impact on the world while earning a good living.
According to the BLS, the average annual wage for electricians in 2021 will exceed $60,000, with some master electricians earning six figures.
This makes electricians one of the highest-paying non-college-required blue-collar jobs.
the head of research at Rewiring America
Sam Kalish, the director of research at Rewiring America, emphasizes that 80,000 new electrician positions will become available annually over the next decade due to retirements and people switching careers.
Co-chair Connie Ashbrook, a retired construction worker, emphasizes the positive employment outlook in this industry by noting that it offers the highest wages among blue-collar jobs that do not require a college degree.
To meet the nation’s environmental goals and ensure a skilled workforce to meet the rising demand in the electrical sector, it is essential to address the electrician shortage, particularly the underrepresentation