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In-Demand Trades in Georgia: Electricians, Plumbers & HVAC Technicians

As long as new community centers, residences and churches are being built, the jobs for skilled tradesmen will remain plentiful. Three trades that are particularly in demand in Georgia these days are in plumbing, electrical and HVAC sectors. In fact, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, they will continue to see job growth of about 20% over the next decade. Let’s take a look at these career paths.

Electrician
An electrician installs and maintains electrical systems in residences, factories and businesses.  They are trained to determine ideal locations for circuits, outlets, panelboards and other fictures while adhering to local and federal electrical codes. Electricians can also repair electric machines, generators and motors. The average salary of an electrician in U.S. is $48,000.

Plumber

If you have ever had a plumbing issue in your house, you know how invaluable a good and reliable plumber is to a home or business owner. Plumbers specialize in installing and repairing water pipes and fixtures. Like electricians, they have a solid knowledge of building codes and the ability to read blueprints. With an increase in environmental concerns, many plumbers now also have to stay on top of water-conservation techniques. The average salary of a plumber in U.S. is $52,000.

HVAC Technician

HVAC technicians install, repair and maintain HVAC systems which run the heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration in homes and businesses. They know how to control temperatures and climates inside buildings. Like plumbers, HVAC technicians need to be increasingly vigilant about environmental concerns and implement “green,” energy-efficient solutions when appropriate. The average salary of an HVAC tech in U.S. is $42,000, with some earning as much as $67,000 a year. This sector is projected to have the highest job growth –an increase of 34%!