Get your high school diploma or GED.
Get formal training.
Complete an apprenticeship program or training at a local trade school.
Residential service careers are in demand all over the country.
THE ELECTRICIAN CAREER PATH
Why Become an Electrician?
Working with electricity is different from other career paths that require years of schooling. Electricians can be trained on the job in an apprenticeship and begin earning a wage immediately!
Apprenticeships are approximately four years long and consist of 8,000 hours of hands-on and classroom learning without the burden of student loan debt.
There is great earning potential as an electrician. Based on the latest Bureau of Labor Statistics 2021 data, the average salary of an electrician in the United States is $60,040 per year.
The demand for skilled tradespeople continues to grow across the country. According to the most recent Bureau of Labor Statistics data in 2021, employment of electricians is projected to grow 7% from 2021-2031.