Trade Coordinator: Cathy Pierson
Electricians install, connect, test, and maintain electrical systems for a variety of purposes, including climate control, security, and communications. They also install and maintain the electronic controls for machines in business and industry.
- H.S. Diploma or GED®
- Minimum of one year of HS algebra with a grade of 'C' or better (or equivalent)
- Must be at least 18 years of age
Local apprenticeship committee may require additional qualifications.
The work done as an electrician may be strenuous. The working environment varies, depending on the type of job. The work can require considerable standing, bending, reaching and lifting and may be conducted in cramped spaces or at great heights.
Average Journey Wage
$23.27 per hour
Recommended High School or College Courses:
Approximately 8,000 hours of on-the-job training and 576 hours of "In Class" related training are required for completion of apprenticeship.