About Marcus Thompson

About Marcus Thompson

How You Can Become An Electrician

by Kaylee Craig

Are you looking for a new source of steady employment? Are you analytically minded and enjoy working with your hands? You might enjoy work as an electrician. According to the United States Department of Labor, electricians averaged $49,840 per year in 2012. That's enough to support quite a comfortable life. Additionally, the US Department of Labor also anticipates that this job opportunity is anticipated to increase by 20% by 2022. This means there's plenty of room for new electricians.

Gain a Basic Understanding of the Job

Before you sign up at a trade school, you should understand more about what electricians do. They find work in all types of fields and settings, including hospitals, businesses, schools and residential homes. With specialized training, they may also work in trains, ships, vehicles and airplanes. Typical electrician work includes:

  • Knowing building code regulations and strictly adhering to them.
  • Being a part of a team, typically working with a project manager, homeowner or home builder.
  • Understanding blueprints and technical diagrams.
  • Working with wires, outlets, connections, fuses and circuit breakers.
  • Using tools and equipment such as meters and oscilloscopes to diagnose and test issues.

To find out more about the life of an electrician, consider talking to working electricians in your area to ask any questions that come up. You can ask what they think about their job and about their average work day.

Time to Receive Your Education

In order to become an electrician, you will require some specialized training. To attend a specialty trade school or apprenticeship program, you will require a high school diploma or a GED. If you meet these requirements, you're ready to receive your education.

Trade and vocational schools are focused entirely on producing top quality electricians. A good program will include:

  • Learning all about circuitry, wiring, motor controls and electrical theory. You'll learn all of the bases that need to be covered in order to be a competent electrician.
  • Learning how to read and understand blueprints, work orders and building code documents.
  • Many programs will also include an apprenticeship program. This will give you hands on experience in the life of an electrician.

Ready to Get Started?

Do you feel like you can handle the education required to become an electrician? Do you want to make a good living by working with various electrical systems? If so, it's time for you to take the next step to become an electrician.  To learn more, contact a company like C & R Electric, Inc. with any questions you have/


About Me

About Marcus Thompson

My name is Marcus Thompson and about 8 years ago I found myself raising 3 children on my own. Before becoming a single father, I was too busy in my corporate world to even realize my home was falling apart. However, as I began spending more time at home, I began to notice all of the issues that were quickly causing my home's value to decrease. I couldn't afford to hire a contractor to fix these issues, so little by little, I began learning how to fix these problems myself. Over the years, I became a dedicated DIY enthusiast who is capable of fixing any issue I may encounter in my home. Creating this website is my way of sharing everything I have learned over the years with other parents and homeowners so that they too can begin taking control of any issues they may experience with their home.