March 1, 2022
Dr. Sudeep Vyapari
Executive Vice President, Association of Controls Professionals
On any given day, tens of thousands of Building Automation Systems (BAS) vacancies are posted on various commercial job search engines in the United States. According to the weekly vacancies data published by the Association of Controls Professionals (ACP), there were 74,997 mean daily BAS vacancies in the United States for the week of February 13 -19, 2022. A high number of vacancies in this fledgling field reflect both jobs-in-demand and unmet workforce needs of the building management/maintenance industry.
Professional careers in BAS are among some of the most promising 21st -century workforce opportunities in the United States. Across developed and developing nations worldwide, demand for highly skilled and trained BAS professionals has been experiencing exponential growth. Most entry-level jobs in the United States, requiring a 2-year community college or technical education, pay well above mean salaries compared with several other occupations that require a 2-year or even a 4-year college education.
Systematic development of building automation curriculum leads to new academic options and programs available for students interested in pursuing a promising STEM career at community or technical colleges in the United States. Furthermore, numerous undergraduate and graduate fields in engineering, computer science, and information technology provide valuable higher education options to students seeking advanced training and research to find high-paying mid-level jobs in the BAS sector.
The burgeoning 21st-century marketplace career opportunities are characterized by reinforced and new skill sets that are most relevant to the demands of the Fourth Industrial Revolution or Industry 4.0. Preparing a workforce to meet this century's critical needs requires that all individuals be educated and trained to acquire the necessary tools and knowledge to succeed in the 'cyber-physical systems' environments. Building automation systems careers are among the prominent fields of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, and its dependence on machine intelligence continues to increase.
ACP's BAS research mission focuses on preparing skilled BAS professionals for the 21st-century workforce. The unique research methodology and generated outcomes serve an acute need to characterize regional and national BAS employment opportunities. ACP publishes weekly vacancies on Mondays. For tracking the weekly BAS vacancy updates, visit our website. For further queries, contact Dr. Sudeep Vyapari, Executive VP, ACP.
ACP is a 501 (c ) (3) non-profit tax exempt organization whose mission is to support educational initiatives to prepare skilled building automation systems professionals for 21st Century jobs
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