Start Your Career as an Electrician

it pays to be an electrician

$55,590

Avg Salary US

14%

Projected Job Growth

60,000+

Additional Workers needed by 2026

Discover your Path to Become an Electrician

Discover Electrician Trade Schools, Union and Non-Union Apprenticeship programs, and jobs at Electrical Companies near you. There are three main ways to become a licensed electrician. Each are great routes and differ in their own way. We recommend you to use Electricianpath to compare programs and decide which route makes most sense for you

Start your career with an employer apprenticeship

Start your career by becoming an apprentice through an employer. Customized and hands-on, apprenticeships allow you to learn and earn. Your wages increase as you master job-specific skills through classroom and on-the-job training. Apprenticeships offer rewarding careers and flexible work-life balance. Use Electricianpath to find and apply to a local electrical contractor shop.

Join a local Union

Union apprenticeships are one of the most common ways to enter the industry. Although limited with spots it's a great way to get started. Unions will connect you with local shops (aka contractors) to perform on the job training and also provide classroom training. Preparing you for your career. One of the biggest attractions of unions is their pension and benefits!

Enroll in a local tech or community college

If you are looking to get a degree or associates, certification, then a trade school may be your best route. Many local schools offer training and have sites set up to teach you real hands experience. Upon graduation many contractors are looking to hire entry level positions and apprenticeships.

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Alex Rodriguez - Founder of Electrician Path
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