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Electrical

CONSTRUCTION

Description

Electricians install and maintain wiring and lighting systems, inspect electrical components, and identify and repair a variety of electrical problems.

Career Details

Skills

Students in are trained in the following subject areas:

  • Installing, maintaining, and repairing electrical wiring, equipment, and fixtures
  • Ensuring that electrical work follows industry codes
  • Servicing street lights, intercom systems, or electrical control systems
  • Connecting wires to circuit breakers, transformers, or other components
  • Following electrical safety

Career Options

Career Options

Most Electrical graduates go to work for licensed electricians or are self-employed. Electricians install and maintain electrical systems in homes, businesses, and factories, and their work can be both indoors and outdoors. Almost all electricians work full time, which may include evenings and weekends.

Requirements

Before entering the program, students must:

  • Complete the core curriculum with passing scores on all written and performance tests.
  • Meet basic academic requirements in math and reading.
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent.

Credentials

As a Job Corps student, you will have the opportunity to earn credentials in your training area that may lead to greater employment opportunities, higher wages, and promotions.

Expectations

While on the job, you will be expected to display the following traits at all times:

  • Attention to detail
  • Cooperation
  • Dependability
  • Independence
  • Integrity
  • Problem-solving skills

Electrical Numbers to Know

$31K

National average earning potential for this career

8-12

Months needed to complete career training

53

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