The Future Belongs to the Licensed, Master Electrician

For decades parents pushed their children into college, College became synonymous with the road to success, but things have changed. Ever since 2008 college grads had seen their earnings capacities crash as the economy sputtered. When the great recession came the mass of recent grads could not find work, and they were saddled with college loans. So many students found themselves working in service jobs, or unskilled labor positions making minimum wage.
All the while, the Electrical trades suffered for want of people. The Master electricians began retiring. It makes no matter if you are a Residential electrician, or a Commercial electrician the baby boomers are stepping down, leaving behind empty positions, the apprentices. The demand outweighs the supply in dramatic fashion. Companies recognize the shortage, and they are desperately attempting to attract young, talented people. The process of turning them into Master electricians will be expensive, but if a company wants to maintain hegemony they will make these expenditures.
The statistics do not lie. Over the next ten years some 95,000 baby boomers, our Master Electricians serving as the Residential Electrician, and Commercial Electrician markets are calling it a day and will slip into retirement. These numbers are exacerbated by the projected need in excess of 22,400 new apprentices each year for the next ten years. This will become a great problem and all the trades face similar issues. This will become a crippling situation.

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The skills needed for these types of careers, are not simple, and a natural propensity for mathematics will always be a blessing. Combine that with the many years of training, both in school and on the job that are mandated to become a Licensed Electrician, let alone a Master Electrician, that it seems an impossible undertaking. Hence, too few are attracted to that life.

Many agencies at the Federal and State level recognize this fundamental lack of recruits and have begun to try and attract the needed numbers of young people. Funding has started to pour into the training programs required. These agencies are working with higher institutions to provide the class work for both Residential Electricians and Commercial Electricians in conjunction with more traditional college workloads that round out highly trained, analytical workers capable of the demands of the future.
Today’s electricians are a different breed than what they were ten years ago. Once, the most difficult aspects were thermostat wiring, fan installation, or maybe pool lighting, but now the electrician can be called on to install electrical management solutions for whole office buildings, Led systems that can recreate in an instant any color in the visible spectrum, or they may be implementing low voltage communication cable. The depth and breadth of their day to day functions are chancing, evolving.
The codes are updated constantly, and new technologies come each year. Training has become never ending. Master Electricians are almost the wizards of our technical society and bright futures can be assured for those who aspire to this complex, powerful and proud trade.

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Cale Watts
Cale Watts

5 out of 5 stars

posted 2 months ago

I submitted an online request at 9pm one evening for some electrical work I needed on a newly constructed patio cover. Barney called me around 7:30am the following morning! Now that's a fast response time! The work needed to be completed asap and had to be coordinated with my builder. They coordinated perfectly with my builder's schedule. They got the work done fast. And this was all done with very short notice!  They were prompt, professional, courteous, and very informative. They even gave me free advice on a non-related issue that is going to save me hundreds of dollars. They did excellent work and cleaned up afterward! I will definitely be using them on other properties and upcoming projects in the near future.  I highly recommend Barney's Electric! 

 

Joanna Rich
Joanna Rich

5 out of 5 stars

posted 2 months ago

I'm new to Rockwall and needed an electrician out as soon as possible due to a circuit breaker not turning back on. Jason worked with me on timing to make sure he was here before the AC company - arriving at my home within two hours of my first contact! Amazing service and they will be my first call for any future electrical work.

Nelda Gillilan
Nelda Gillilan

5 out of 5 stars

posted 5 months ago

Barney's Electric is professional, friendly, and timely. Barney and Jason both were great at repairing our electrical problem today. We are pleased to have found them and will be using Barney in the future for any electrical services we need. Thank you, Barney and Jason.