Congratulations to all the graduates who are walking down the aisle this spring. Now comes the tough part—turning that diploma into a career and finding a job to give you a comfortable future.
This is where Dixie Electric, Plumbing & Air comes in. Our industries have the help wanted signs out to find bright and talented candidates who want to work as electricians, HVAC service technicians and plumbers.
Consider these Bureau of Labor Statistics numbers from 2015 for the heating, cooling, and refrigeration industry:
- Annual Median Pay: $45,110
- Median Hourly Pay: $21.69
- Projected 10-Year Growth: 14% (much faster than average)
It’s not our goal to talk people out of going to a traditional college. But electricians, plumbers, and HVAC technicians are proof you don’t need a four-year degree to get a good job. Those numbers reflect a growing trend in our country—a shortage of technical workers. This is why so many companies are now hiring. The need among companies like Dixie has never been greater.
Most of our HVAC technicians and mechanics graduate from a two-year program at a trade or technical school. Dixie also has internship programs available to help young people get hands-on experience and work their way up through the ranks.
Here are just a few examples of what Dixie has to offer:
- Outstanding pay
- Great benefits
- Retirement plan
- Paid apprenticeship program
Look at the growing trends of energy efficiency and pollution reduction. It’s going to take skilled workers to upgrade or replace the millions of units already in use. Already HVAC technicians are dealing with the phase-out of older refrigerants because of environmental damage. Someone needs to modify or replace those air conditioners and refrigeration units. Just some of the reasons why Dixie is so sure the future is bright.
Before jumping into a low-wage retail job, before investing hundreds of thousands of dollars and four years in a college degree you’re not excited about, don’t you owe it to yourself to check out the opportunities at Dixie Electric, Plumbing & Air?
Go to our website to learn more about our current job opportunities and to apply. Make sure to share our Facebook page with your friends on social media who are also looking for a career.