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The Rise in Demand for Skilled Trade Workers Jack Schumer Honors Junior English Mrs. Hinch 5-15-2019 Out with the old and in with the new? Sadly that is not the case for skilled trade workers. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) , the demand for skilled trade workers is on
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the rise in the United States. If one would search, “most in-demand jobs” or anything similar, they would be presented with lists from many different websites showing that most demanded jobs would be ones in trade occupations (CareerOneStop) . The reason behind this rise in demand for skilled trade workers is the fact that many of the older generations, like the Baby Boomers, are retiring and there are very few young people coming to fill in where the old people go out. Data shows that about 53% of all skilled trade workers are above the age of 45 which is 10% higher than usual (Wright). Trade occupations are considered very beneficial and important to every nation’s success. They progress the economy, infrastructure, and overall happiness of the population. However, if there are not enough workers in trade, it could heavily impact the nation. There could be many reasons an individual would not want to enter themselves into a trade. Starting off, some people could perceive other jobs as better off on the pay and benefits. However, this is not always true. For example, according to the BLS , architects have a median annual salary of about $79,000, and this occupation has a 4% job outlook from 2016 to 2026 which is slower than average and is in low demand. Additionally, architects are required to earn a minimum of a bachelor's degree and an internship or residency for job training which means more time in school or training. In comparison, a job very few people may take into consideration is an elevator installer or repairer. Their median annual salary is about $80,000 with a job outlook of 12% from 2016-2026 which is high above the average meaning it is in higher demand. Elevator installers also are not required to have a college degree which saves time and money. No internship is required either because this occupation requires only on the job training. Due to the amount of demand, they might also be rewarded with yearly bonuses which can make the job a lot more beneficial and attract new workers.
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However, being in a trade might not be as glamorous as one might think. There are some
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