Interested in Becoming an Electrician? Contact your local NECA/IBEW or IEC Chapter

Growing Demand in a Growing Industry

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics states that job prospects of electricians are double the average of all occupations, and many employers report difficulty finding qualified applicants. By joining an apprenticeship program by the National Electrical Contractors Association and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers or by the Independent Electrical Contractors, you can learn a trade while being paid.

The Opportunity

Homeowners rely on electricians to ensure their home is electrically safe/their family is protected from shock and electrocutions. You can be that expert – become an electrician.

The BLS estimates the number of electrician jobs to increase 8% between 2019 and 2029, double the national average.

Career Median Pay Job Growth
Electricians $56,180 8%
Plumbers $55,160 4%
Average Occupation $53,490 0.4%
Carpenters $48,330 0%
Masonry $46,500 -3%
Solar Panel Installers $44,890 51%
Mechanics $42,090 -4%
Construction $36,000 5%

The Career Path

To become an electrician, you need:

  • A high school diploma
  • Attend a 4-5 year paid apprenticeship program
  • Achieve state licensing

By learning a trade you:

  • Get on-the-job training and learn a trade while being paid. $0 debt compared to the average $30,062 college student debt
  • After your apprenticeship, you can become a Journeyman electrician who can work without direct supervision
  • After 3 – 6 years of being a Journeyman and after receiving master certification, you can become a Master Electrician, allowing you to supervise apprentices, oversee journeymen, or start your own electrical contracting firm

Sample career path:

  • Apprentice
  • Journeyman
  • Foreman
  • Supervisor
  • Project Manager
  • Master Electrician
  • Business Owner

Interested in Becoming an Electrician? Contact your local NECA/IBEW or IEC Chapter

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