Low Voltage Workers are Essential
Classified as “Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers” by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) during the COVID-19 pandemic, low-voltage technicians are often an overlooked section of workers in the community whose importance to the smooth running of community operations cannot be overstated. But who are they? and what do they do that makes them an integral part of the community?
Who are low voltage workers?
Also known as Low voltage wiring technicians, Low voltage workers are specialists who choose, install, and maintain low-voltage systems and cables.
Low voltage systems are systems that typically carry a rating of fewer than 50 volts, and often come with little or no risk of electrical fires or shocks. These range from alarm systems like security and fire alarms to communication and entertainment systems like TVs and telephones.
What makes low voltage technicians essential workers?
The Essential Services Act of 2013 defines an essential worker as “an employee that performs work involving the safety of human life or the protection of property.”
Many of the systems that we use today use and rely on some form of electric current, and for most use cases, it’s a low-voltage current.
Running and maintaining systems that are crucial to the safety of lives and smooth running of the economy is what makes Low voltage technicians an integral part of the community, and that’s why they are allowed to be out there working while the rest of the population is locked up.
Considering a career as a Low Voltage Technician? You should be!
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, low voltage technician jobs are set to grow at a rate of 10% (faster than average) for the period of 2018 to 2028.
As more and more Americans switch to more digital systems of home maintenance and care, and as more companies look to automate many of their processes, this might be the time to consider taking up a career as a low voltage technician.
If you want to take the next steps in starting a career in low voltage we are here to help you in every step of the process.
Rocky Boyd Founder at LVL RECRUITING I Help My Clients Fill Specialized Roles In The Low Voltage Industry and Provide Career Guidance and Training to Individuals In or Soon To Be In The Low Voltage Industry.Published • 7mo1 article
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