Are Electricians in Demand in Arizona?

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Are you interested in becoming an electrician? Wondering if there is demand for electricians in Arizona?

More than 7 million people live in Arizona. More people means a need for electricians to manage electrical projects in residential, commercial, and industrial buildings.

Are Electricians in Demand in Arizona?

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has the projected growth of electricians in the United States at 7% through 2031. Career One Stop has the projected growth in Arizona at 35% through 2030.*

According to a report from USA Facts, Arizona’s population grew 13.6% from 2010 to 2021. With the warm weather, seniors migrated to Arizona for retirement.

The USA Facts report also showed that the age group 65+ increased by 50% in the last 10 years. More construction is popping up all across Arizona. Every new structure needs electrical, and every current structure needs electrical maintenance.

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Do You Need an Electrician License in Arizona?

Electricians need to be licensed in Arizona to work unsupervised. However, Arizona does not offer a journeyman electrician license.

They offer a contractor license for Residential (R-11), Commercial (C-11) or Electrical (K-11). In order to get an electrician license, apprentice electricians must get a minimum number of experience hours and classroom work. These requirements can be completed by enrolling in a trade school and then an apprenticeship.

The Arizona Registrar of Contractors issues electrician licenses. They offer both residential and commercial licenses.

Residential contractors work in construction, alteration, repair, addition, subtraction, improving, moving or demolition of a residential property. Commercial contracting encompasses everything outside of the residential designation.

How Long is an Electrician Program in Arizona?

You can  complete the Electrician Applications program at RSI in as little as 7 months, attending full-time!

What Do You Learn During an Electrician Program?

There are many classes that you will complete during your Electrician program at RSI. They include:

  • Fundamentals of Electricity
  • Fundamentals of Solar
  • Electrical Wiring Residential & Commercial
  • Smart Home Technology & Advanced Wiring
  • Motors and Lighting Practices
  • Electrical Distribution Systems

This diploma program focuses on the electrician fundamentals:

  • Mechanical and electrical principles
  • Residential and commercial wiring applications
  • Voice, video and data cabling systems
  • The application of motors, lighting, devices, and other types of transformers

Final Thoughts

With RSI, you have a bright future as an electrician. To learn more, contact us today.

* According to BLS data Arizona employed  14,450 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers (499021) through May 2021