Curious about the electrician career outlook? We’ll take you through the life of an electrician from early stages to peak performance and the various steps you can take to earn a great career as an electrician.
The earliest stages of an electrician’s career typically include an introductory helper’s role. This position usually includes really simple tasks, such as pulling rope, hauling in and assisting with materials, and general clean-up. An electrician’s helper is not a role found in every state but is still widely prevalent throughout the U.S. It’s the ideal way to gain exposure to the experience a new recruit is seeking.
Popular apprenticeships include those through IEC, ABC, and IBEW. These apprenticeships generally require 8000-hour minimums over a 4-5 year term for a couple of classes per week. This means you can work around your schedule and complete your apprenticeship at your pace. Once you’ve completed an apprenticeship program and a certification exam, you will progress to the next level.
You can find employment in residential, commercial, or industrial settings to hone your skills and obtain a desirable salary. As a journeyman electrician, you’ll get comfortable with the basics like installing, repairing, and maintaining electrical systems for individuals or companies. This role also allows a professional to gain experience in estimating costs for electrical projects and reading blueprints.
This ultimate role is reserved for the best electricians. This is a licensed position for those able to demonstrate full proficiency of the National Electrical Code, and they are even qualified to pull permits for a project. This step offers a multitude of opportunities and a higher pay rate, so this is the end goal for many looking to succeed in the electrician field.
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