Program & Course Information
What Electricians Do
Electricians install and maintain electrical systems in homes, businesses and factories.
Electricians work indoors and out, in homes, businesses, factories and construction sites. They occasionally work in cramped spaces. Constant l ifting, standing, and kneeling can be tiring. Those who work in factories are often subject to noisy machinery. Some may need to travel long distances to get to jobsites.
How to Become an Electrician
Although most electricians learn through a formal apprenticeship, some start out by attending a technical school. Most states require licensure.
The median annual wage of electricians was $48,250 in May 2010.
Employment of electricians is expected to grow 23 percent from 2010 to 2020, faster than the average for all occupations.
|Quick Facts: Electricians|
|2010 Median Pay||$48,250|
|Entry-Level Education||High school diploma or equivalent|
|Number of Jobs, 2010||577,000|
|Job Outlook, 2010-20||23% growth rate|