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Is Becoming an Electrician For You?

Have you thought about becoming an electrician? Most great electricians are natural problem solvers. Imagine your power going out just before Thanksgiving dinner – who would you call? Electricians are vital to everyone, everywhere. Being an electrician offers plenty of challenges. You’ll install and repair wiring in all kinds of buildings – from homes to factories. And you’ll play a crucial role in identifying problems and testing equipment like circuit breakers and transformers. There are thousands of entry-level electrician jobs and helper jobs available across the country. and companies are actively looking for employees. Some even provide on-the-job training. You could receive around 2,000 hours of paid training for each year of a typical five-year program. It’s worth knowing, electricians are considered journeymen, meaning you can progress your career to perform alone.

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An electrician installs wiring
An electrician may rewire a home one day and install a fuse box in a factory the next. (Credit: guruXOX/Shutterstock)
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A Day In the Life
A Day In the Life

Electrician Adolfo Terrero trained on-the-job and does everything from installing breakers to re-wiring houses. He sees himself becoming a manager at his company in years to come. For Adolfo, it’s all about satisfaction. He says “I’m so proud of my job. You can come back to the job site and can see people smiling, and it’s all because you did a really good job.” Watch the video or see how Adolfo is shaping his career.

Job Responsibilities
  • Plan electrical systems
  • Inspect and maintain circuit breakers and transformers
  • Decode circuit diagrams and blueprints
  • Troubleshoot electrical issues
Education + Training
Get started

Get Started

You’ll need a high school diploma or equivalent.
Train through a tech trade school and earn credits towards an apprenticeship.

Learn on the job

Learn on the Job

Find an electrician apprenticeship through an employer or association and learn as you work – pass your exams to gain your license.

Qualifications

Get your Qualifications

Learn on-the-job through an apprenticeship program (typically takes four to five years).
Ex-military may qualify for a shorter apprenticeship.

Rocket

Enjoy Job Security

Create job opportunities and increase your salary potential with further certifications as a journeyman.
Pass the trade-knowledge and exams to get licensed and become certified.
Continue training to become a licensed master electrician.

Electrician Work Requires:

Communicate

Communication and listening skills

Heavy materials

Handling heavy materials and tools

Stamina

Stamina and flexibility

Math

Basic math knowledge

Safety

Safety-consciousness

Color blindness

Non-color blindness

Electrician Training in Your Area

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Electrical Technology Certificate

Neosho County Community College
Chanute (42.2 Miles)

Electrical Substation Technology, A.A.S.

Tulsa Community College
Tulsa (68.8 Miles)

Electrical Substation Technology Certificate

Tulsa Community College
Tulsa (68.8 Miles)

Electronics Technician Certificate

Tulsa Community College
Tulsa (68.8 Miles)

Electronics Technology, A.A.S.

Tulsa Community College
Tulsa (68.8 Miles)

Electrical Apprentice Certificate

NorthWest Arkansas Community College
Bentonville (99.2 Miles)

Electrical Construction Technology, A.A.S.

Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology
Okmulgee (101.9 Miles)

Electrical Certificate

Ozarks Technical Community College
Springfield (134.2 Miles)

Electrical Technology, A.A.S.

Johnson County Community College
Overland Park (137.5 Miles)

Electrical Technology Certificate

Johnson County Community College
Overland Park (137.5 Miles)

Electrical: Residential Wiring Non-Credit Certificate

Paris Junior College
Paris (238.0 Miles)

Electrician Certificate

Paris Junior College
Paris (238.0 Miles)
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