The electrician apprentice is the latest in a long line of high-paying jobs that are likely to disappear as more of us use smartphones and the Internet.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average hourly wage for a new electrician is $22.10, which is higher than the national average of $19.60.
That means more than 80% of electricians surveyed were making less than the minimum wage.
The average electrician job includes a variety of tasks, including working on power lines, installing equipment, fixing broken wires, and working on the equipment themselves.
The BLS said that while the majority of electrician jobs require little more than basic tools, it does include duties like welding, wire cleaning, and other basic labor tasks that many Americans do daily.
As the number of electric workers increases, so too will the amount of people who lose their jobs due to automation, according to David L. Smith, director of the BLS’ Bureau of Economic Analysis.
In 2018, the number the B.L.S. reported of jobs in the electrician trade increased by 12.5%, while the number for other trades increased by only 7.6%.
In 2019, the total number of jobs that were lost in the industry increased by about 5.7% while the average salary for the industry fell by 8.2%.
“The numbers tell the story: automation is killing jobs, but also adding jobs,” Smith said.
In some cases, the jobs that people lose as a result of automation are lower-paid, but still highly desirable.
In 2016, a company named PowerTap lost $9.6 million when its contract with a company called Xpress Electric went south.
That’s because Xpress was in the process of building a new power station that would power a new apartment complex.
The new apartment building, known as Xpress Towers, was expected to create more than 10,000 jobs.
The New York Times reported that the company lost $3.2 million on the project.
Xpress told the Times that it is not responsible for any of the $9 million that it lost because it is a subcontractor.
The company did not return a request for comment.
While many jobs will be lost as the tech industry becomes more automated, it’s important to remember that automation is just one part of a broader economic transformation.
As the economy continues to grow, people are going to need more of these jobs.
That is why the BESO and the Bureau are launching the “Electrician Jobs 2020 Challenge,” which is meant to spur investment in electrician training and apprenticeships.
The goal is to help young people become electricians, so that they can contribute to the future of electric industry.
“There is a need for more young people to be trained in the apprenticeship process and in the skills that are needed to build our economy,” said Dan Pugh, vice president of the Edison Electric Institute.
“As we continue to shift from an industrial to an information-based economy, it is important that we invest in the right apprenticeship program to provide opportunities for those who are entering the job market today to develop skills in the field of electric engineering.”