DSG serves many industries, and we are committed to helping those industries thrive in the future. Are you considering a career as an electrician, plumber, HVAC/R technician, contractor or any of the other occupations that we serve? These careers are well-paid, respected and witnessing significant growth. If you are interested in learning more, we’ve included some helpful information for you here.
Check out a list of trade schools in the states that DSG serves. Do your homework! Different schools have different specialties and programs.
The job: Electricians inspect, repair, install and maintain electrical systems, circuits and equipment. They are always in high demand. You can work on residential jobs (houses, apartments), commercial jobs (businesses) or industrial jobs (generally manufacturing).
Education: High school diploma is required. Trade school education is also valuable. In addition, electricians must complete an apprenticeship, as well as specialized training.
The job: Plumbers are an important part of the trade industries. They do more than fix plumbing, although that is an important part of their job. Plumbers work on everything from new construction to service calls to the development and design of plumbing systems.
Education: High school diploma is required. In addition, trade school training is recommended. Plumbers go through in-depth on-the-job training as they begin their career.
The job: Wherever there is a need for heating, cooling or refrigeration systems for houses or buildings, HVAC/R technicians will be in high demand. HVAC/R stands for Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration, and that explanation provides a pretty solid description of what this occupation works on. You may spend a day repairing a furnace, installing a central air conditioning unit or constructing an air handling system in a newly constructed building.
Education: High school diploma is required. A diploma from a trade school can also be very important. HVAC/R technicians need strong math and reading skills to review and follow instructions and blueprints.
The job: Utility technicians do a wide variety of jobs. Whether you are installing or maintaining an electrical or natural gas utility’s infrastructure, your career will be busy. These careers include those who do everything from repairing and installing power lines to maintaining natural gas delivery systems. These jobs are important to many people, especially when problems (as in the case of a power outage, where thousands of homes may be impacted).
Education: High school diploma is required. A related degree from a tech school is also helpful.
The job: These tradespeople work on everything from traditional communications systems, such as telephone and cable television service, to cutting-edge technologies such as fiber optics. Whether you are creating a system to deliver voice, data and video or combining technologies to improve communications service, this is a rewarding career.
Education: High school diploma is required. Many tech schools provide applicable degrees for prospective hires. An understanding of technology is critical.
Special thanks to the U.S. Department of Labor, www.electrician-electricalcontractor.com and www.searchcolleges.com.