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Common Questions And Information About Electrician Careers

1. An electrical career ... does it fit?

The electrical field provides a variety of opportunities for career success. Technology is constantly evolving and changing, opening up new avenues for career opportunities. A career as an electrician, electrical systems technician, or even electronics engineer requires a level of technical skill and customer service that is unlike any other field. If you enjoy working with your hands, using your electrical and technical skills and communicating with customers, then a career in the electrical field may be the perfect fit for you.

2. How do I qualify for electrical school?

After much consideration, you've decided that a career in the electrical field would be a great fit for you. Requirements for admission into an electrical program may vary per state and/or school. However, for consideration, most states require applicants to have earned a high school diploma or GED.

For more information on local admission requirements, fill out our application with Electrical Career Now. A career advisor will contact you directly to walk you through the admissions process. Get started today!

3. Is it time for a career change?

It's never too late to change your career path. Whether you are coming from a desk job or a sales position, a career in the electrical field could be the perfect fit. You don't need previous experience to change careers. The right training, from the right school will provide you with the necessary tools to guide you on a new path filled with exciting opportunities.

4. The right school—what's my perfect fit?

Finding the right school can be a daunting task. The perfect fit is different for every student. Programs vary by school, offering a wide variety of options to suit your lifestyle and educational needs. Depending on the type of electrical program you choose, you will have multiple learning options available to you.

5. What's the bottom line?

How much will it cost? Tuition will vary by school and training program. Financial aid and student loan services are available to those who qualify. Our career specialists can provide you with further details regarding tuition and assistance.

6. Do I have career options?

Yes! The electrical field is filled with a variety of educational paths and career opportunities to choose from. Whether you want to work as an electrician, electrical engineer, or electronics engineer, you can choose a career path within the electrical industry that fits your passion. Depending on what you choose, you can then decide where you would like to build your career.

7. Working with customers—will I get hands-on experience?

When you first begin your electrical program, you will receive a hands-on learning experience and have the opportunity to practice your skills. Once you have mastered these skills, you will then take a practical test to assess your skills.

8. Graduation—then what?

Once you graduate from your electrical program, you are required to take a written test to assess your knowledge as well as a hands-on test to assess your skill level. Once you pass this test, you will receive your state-approved license. It's a good idea to take this exam soon after completion of your program, while the information is still fresh in your mind.

9. How do I get licensed?

Take the test. Prior to the state-approved electrical licensing exam, you will have a chance to test your knowledge and practice your skills. Most electrical curriculums include study skill development and test-taking strategies. You will also take tests periodically throughout your program to prepare you for the final licensing exam.

Electrical industry laws and regulations vary by state. Once you graduate from your electrical program, you will want to check the local regulatory agency for licensing and testing information within your state. You must register to take the certification exam prior to taking the test; online registration is available in some states.

The test will include a written and hands-on evaluation. You must pass both before you can receive your license. After taking the state-approved exam, it will take some time to receive your final grade. If you achieve a passing score, your official license will arrive by mail.

Once you receive your license, you will be ready to find a future employer that best fits your personality and lifestyle.

10. Ready to work—how do I get started?

You have earned your electrical license. Congratulations! Now it's time to start looking for an employer. Seek an employer that best fits your skill set and personality.

What are you waiting for? Fill out our form now to be connected to local electrical programs in your area!

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