How hard is it to become an electrician?
What certifications do you need, do you need to go to trade school, can you self-teach? I've always liked playing with circuits and tinkering with electronics, and think it might be interesting to make a career out of. Also, how much would an average electrician earn?
Asked By: - 9/26/2012
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Certifications are a state level regulation. Most states require a combination of education, on-the- job supervision, and passing an exam. The state I live in requires 8000 hours of on the job supervision, and a minimum of 24 hours a year of classroom time. The Union apprenticeship program requires more hours than the... More
Answered By: dtstellwagen - 9/29/2012
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Like anything you get out what you put in. You can get a book and learn basic home electrical techniques but you'll need a second job to get by with that background. Then there are those of us who have electrons in our blood and devote our lives to the industry like our fathers, grandfathers, and uncles before us. I... More
Answered By: Dr. Spark - 9/30/2012
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