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Electrical trade is better than a college degree

New research is confirming what those of us in the electrical trade already know: Being a union electrician is better than having a bachelor's degree.

According to NPR:

A new study from Georgetown University's Center on Education and the Workforce finds a growing number of people without a bachelor's degree are now out-earning those with one. The study found that in the years 2017 through 2019, on average, 16% of high school graduates, 23% of workers with some college and 28% of associate degree holders earned more money than half of all workers with a bachelor's degree.

The story highlights the electrical trade in particular, where licensed journeymen electricians earn $100,000 or more after finishing their debt-free training.

Read the full story here and find out about our IBEW NECA 252 electrical apprenticeships here.


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