A Step-by-Step Guide to Becoming a Structured Cable Technician

It’s a good time to enter the cable industry. The entry-level salary is competitive, it can lead to an information technology career, and it’s a chance to be a part of business growth in your community. Here’s a breakdown of what you need to get started.  Education – While an associate’s degree in telecommunications, electronic or electricity can give you a boost, all you really need is a high […]

Follow the Money: The Top 5 Highest-Paying Cities in Texas for Security Alarm Technicians

It’s a good time to be a security alarm technician. Job growth in the industry has been steady since 2004, and demand in Texas is climbing. But where are the best opportunities in the Lone Star State? According to Indeed, these are the top five Texas cities in terms of salary for alarm technicians.  1. Austin (average hourly salary: $23.36) […]

Trading Up: 5 Reasons to Pursue a Trade

Most of us grew up with the idea that success meant getting good grades so you could earn a college degree and get a professional career. Unfortunately, a college degree doesn’t guarantee a job. According to the University of Washington, approximately 53% of college graduates are unemployed or working in a job that doesn’t require a bachelor’s degree. And that statistic is from 2019, […]

An Electrician’s (Possible) Career Path

If you’re considering a career as an electrician, congratulations! According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the job market for electricians is expected to grow a respectable 9% over the next five to 10 years. But you may be wondering what the career path of an electrician looks like. Let’s look at a typical trajectory, […]

These 3 Low-Voltage Jobs Are In High-Demand

While COVID-19 has been devastating to the job market in general, low-voltage technicians are in high demand in Texas – and particularly Houston – according to ZipRecruiter. Here are the three hottest job titles for low-voltage technicians, along with their average salaries and licensing requirements.  1. Fire Alarm Technicians  Fire alarm technicians are a hot commodity in Texas, where the […]