According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of skilled electrical workers is projected to grow 20 percent in the next 8 years, faster than the average of all occupations. As homes and businesses require more wiring, electricians will be needed to install the necessary components for these systems. Electricians with the widest variety of skills should have the best career opportunities available to them. The average rate of pay will vary based on location and level of training.
Electrician training is designed to prepare the graduate with the theory and working knowledge in electrical installation, maintenance and repair to enter the workforce as an entry-level electrician or maintenance electrician. Students learn about electrical theory, blueprints, motor control and maintenance, wiring methods, electrical controls, electrical calculations, lighting, alarm systems, circuits, high-voltage, PLCs, National Electrical Code and much more. Students receive industry experienced instruction and hands on electrician training.