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Electricians work to repair, replace, or install the wiring or equipment of electrical and power systems. Work may be done on homes, businesses, commercial buildings, or factories. Electricians use a variety of tools to maintain the equipment where electricity flows.
There are various jobs electricians may have. Some positions include
Electricians are in demand with a 10% faster than average job outlook. Almost every building has electrical power and electricians are relied on to install or maintain power systems. The salary of an electrician may vary depending on the job or type of work they do. In 2019, the median salary for electricians was $56,180, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Additionally, the median salary for line installers was $72,520 and telecommunications technicians earned $56,750. Most electricians work full time and their hours may vary depending on the details of the job. Oftentimes, electricians may work overtime, or their hours may be cut due to inclement weather. While an apprentice, hours may vary. The average salary of an apprentice is $48,800.
To become an electrician you need training. You’ll need both schoolwork and on-the-job training. Ashworth’s online Electrician Training Career Diploma program can help you take the first steps toward a career. Our courses align with the National Electrical Code (NEC) and may help you develop the skills you need to enter the field. You’ll take lessons such as
Most electricians must also complete a 4- to 5-year apprenticeship in addition to schoolwork. Apprenticeship requirements may vary by state. Electricians may also be required to be tested and licensed. Licensing and test requirements also vary by state.
Start training for the job field today with Ashworth College by calling an Admissions Adviser at or enroll online.