Unemployment in the U.S. is still at an all-time high as the coronavirus pandemic affects the economy. Still, companies are offering competitive wages to get employees back into the workforce after the disruption the pandemic caused. So, with many job openings to sift through, what is the most beneficial for a potential employee’s future career? One of the options is a skilled labor job as an Air Balancing Technician.
Skilled Work that is Always in Demand
Air Balancing Technicians are in high demand right now because of a shortage of qualified workers. This ongoing trend will extend into 2022 and the years ahead, even in this unpredictable economy.
Air Balancing is a testing service that optimizes indoor airflows. An Air Balancing Technician utilizes special testing instruments to measure and proportion air and water flows throughout new and existing commercial buildings. This requires a very highly skilled and well-trained technician to perform these tasks. Air Balancing is a necessary part of the construction process, meaning that your job is always in demand. HVAC (Heating Ventilating and Air Conditioning) units need to be properly tested, adjusted, and balanced before a building is considered complete, and it is the air balancing technician’s job to complete the project.
It is not only new builds and retrofits that need our services- but national chains also need yearly testing to make sure the building is comfortable for all customers, meaning that there is always a demand for work. At Airadigm Solutions, we operate throughout the 50 states, meaning that we can work anywhere in the country.
Some essential stats below describe the spike in skilled trade opportunities and why you should consider a career in Air Balancing.
- The Bureau of Labor Statistics has estimated better than average employment in building trades through 2026.
- The commercial construction industry grew over four percent from the last five years.
- There will be more than two million manufacturing skilled labor jobs vacant by 2028.
- As technicians in the construction industry, our work is considered essential and is often not affected by disruption.
- Apprenticeship programs decreased as companies cut out programs that didn’t add to the bottom line.
- Retiring baby boomers have left jobs now open (31 million positions will be left vacant due to baby boomer retirement estimations, according to Adecco).
- Skilled trades have a bad rap among younger generations who would rather grab jobs that are not overly physical (but not necessarily higher paid).
- Many skilled labor businesses are family-owned, and the younger generations are interested in different career paths.
Consistent Career Path with a lot of Opportunities
All skilled labor professions are highly sought-after positions. There is a high demand for workers trained in specialties, guaranteeing a job and evident career growth. For example, air balancers need to be trained in specific technologies, crafts, and procedures to do the job right, meaning that the more you know, the more valuable an employee you are to the company. This leads to pathways for growth in construction, manufacturing, and more.
There is a shortage of skilled labor across the U.S.:
As the construction industry grows, so does the need for air balancing technicians. At Airadigm Solutions, you do not need to have experience in the industry; we will welcome anyone interested in applying. In addition, our Technical Academy trains new hires, transforming them into skilled technicians with the know-how to take on any project.