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Electricians install, maintain and repair electrical wiring and the various components that electricity flows through. Connecting wires to transformers, circuit breakers, outlets and other components is often part of the job. For safety reasons, electricians adhere to the standards set by the National Electrical Code and also local building codes. After installations have been completed they use equipment such as voltmeters, ohmmeters, ammeters and oscilloscopes to test connections and to check the compatibility of components.

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Electrician Schools

To learn about the various tools of the trade and important safety measures, electricians must complete training through a vocational school or apprenticeship program. The following five schools and organizations offer electrician training that combines classroom and hands-on learning experience:

  • Everest College: This college offers flexible class schedules, so that electricians can get the hands-on instruction that they need while continuing to work.
  • Lincoln Tech: Electrical students at Lincoln Tech's locations around the country are trained in the installation and service of residential, commercial, and industrial systems.
  • Penn Foster Career School: This online school offers a career diploma program that prepares students for jobs as residential electricians.
  • The San Francisco Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee: This collaboration between the San Francisco Chapter of the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local Union #6 trains electricians with the necessary skills to work in the electrical industry.
  • Southern California Institute of Technology: This school's general electrician program offers electrical training for those wishing to register with the State of California as an electrician trainee, and provides the skills for entry-level employment in the residential, commercial and industrial sectors.

Electrician Education Requirements

Most electricians learn through apprenticeship programs which blend classroom learning with on-the-job training. Apprenticeship programs are offered by combined training organizations consisting of local unions of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and local chapters of the National Electrical Contractors Association. Also, the local chapters of the Independent Electrical Contractors Association and the Associated Builders and Contractors provide apprenticeship programs. Electrical contracting companies also offer apprenticeships.

The training programs usually take four years to complete. Typically, the trainees perform 2,000 hours of on-the-job training and have at least 144 hours of classroom learning. While training on the job, apprentices work under the guidance of experienced electricians. Those that complete the apprenticeship programs are eligible to perform maintenance and construction work. Some workers gain entry into apprenticeship programs by beginning as assistants who perform non-electrical work. Apprentices are required to have a high school diploma or a GED certificate.

Some people begin their classroom learning before acquiring an apprenticeship. Many vocational schools provide electrician training programs. Mathematics courses offered in training programs are helpful since solving mathematical problems is often part of the occupation.

Most states and localities require electricians to be licensed. The licensing requirements vary by state, however, electricians typically have to pass an examination which includes the National Electrical Code and also includes electrical theory and local electrical and building codes. In addition, electrical contractors who provide services to the public typically are required to obtain a special license. Some states require electrical contractors to be certified as master electricians.

Electrician Training and Certification

The National Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee, an apprenticeship and training organization for the electrical industry, breaks down electrician training programs into four different categories:

  • Outside linemen - These electrical workers install and maintain power transmission lines that transmit power from power plants to factories, businesses, and residential communities. A great deal of the electrician training program for outside lineman should focus on maintaining transformers, stringing power lines and power transmission.
  • Inside wiremen - These electricians install power, lighting, control systems and all other electrical equipment for commercial and industrial buildings. Apprentices in these programs learn the basics of power installation and requirements for lighting and control systems. However, this field encompasses many different electrical roles.
  • VDV installer technicians - Also known as voice, data and video installers, these electricians install the circuits for telephone systems, computer networks, video systems and security and access control systems. Training as an installer technician can consist of learning one or more voice, data or video system.
  • Residential wiremen - These electricians run the wires that power new houses and apartment buildings. From pulling wire to installing light fixtures, their job is to provide seamless power distribution throughout a home.

    Although each field shares many common practices, skills and knowledge, the requirements to become a journeyman and master each field differ greatly.

    Resources for Electricians

    Sources:

    1. The Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Electricians,http://www.bls.gov/ooh/construction-and-extraction/electricians.htm
    2. Everest College, http://www.everest.edu/programs/category/electrician
    3. Lincoln Tech, http://www.lincolntech.edu/careers/skilled-trades/electrical
    4. The National Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee, http://electricaltrainingalliance.org/
    5. Penn Foster Career School, http://www.pennfoster.edu/programs-and-degrees/construction-and-maintenance/residential-electrician-career-diploma
    6. Southern California Institute of Technology, https://www.scitech.edu/programs/general-electrician-diploma

    Metro Areas Sorted by Total Employment for:
    Electricians

    Listed below are metro areas sorted by the total number of people employed in Electricians jobs , as of 2016

    2016 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2014-24 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov; 2014-24 State Occupational Projections, Projections Central, projectionscentral.com

         
    Metro Area (Alabama) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
    Birmingham 2300 $46,100
    Hoover 2300 $46,100
    Mobile 1890 $44,630
    Huntsville 650 $37,890
    Montgomery 570 $37,310
    Tuscaloosa 540 $50,300
    Decatur 420 $46,020
    Florence 310 $48,610
    Muscle Shoals 310 $48,610
    Fairhope 300 $43,150
    Daphne 300 $43,150
    Foley 300 $43,150
    Dothan 210 $36,500
    Gadsden 200 $53,260
    Opelika 160 $37,730
    Auburn 160 $37,730
    Anniston 140 $44,510
    Jacksonville 140 $44,510
    Oxford 140 $44,510
         
    Metro Area (Alaska) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
    Anchorage 760 $76,420
    Fairbanks 190 $77,680
         
    Metro Area (Arizona) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
    Mesa 8230 $48,140
    Phoenix 8230 $48,140
    Scottsdale 8230 $48,140
    Tucson 1160 $41,780
    Yuma 240 $40,240
    Flagstaff 220 $43,030
    Sierra Vista 190 $37,610
    Douglas 190 $37,610
    Prescott 170 $43,810
    Lake Havasu City 90 $47,490
    Kingman 90 $47,490
         
    Metro Area (Arkansas) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
    Conway 1790 $41,030
    North Little Rock 1790 $41,030
    Little Rock 1790 $41,030
    Hot Springs 220 $42,830
    Jonesboro 190 $37,730
    Pine Bluff 150 $53,250
         
    Metro Area (California) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
    Anaheim 19120 $58,900
    Long Beach 19120 $58,900
    Los Angeles 19120 $58,900
    Oakland 9010 $83,060
    Hayward 9010 $83,060
    San Francisco 9010 $83,060
    Carlsbad 6420 $63,370
    San Diego 6420 $63,370
    Ontario 6070 $55,670
    Riverside 6070 $55,670
    San Bernardino 6070 $55,670
    San Jose 4650 $76,240
    Sunnyvale 4650 $76,240
    Santa Clara 4650 $76,240
    Sacramento 3730 $68,450
    Roseville 3730 $68,450
    Arcade 3730 $68,450
    Arden 3730 $68,450
    Bakersfield 1140 $70,460
    Fresno 1090 $58,030
    Oxnard 960 $48,900
    Ventura 960 $48,900
    Thousand Oaks 960 $48,900
    Santa Rosa 840 $77,070
    Stockton 740 $61,650
    Lodi 740 $61,650
    Modesto 580 $55,880
    Fairfield 580 $73,060
    Vallejo 580 $73,060
    Salinas 570 $66,210
    Paso Robles 550 $74,030
    San Luis Obispo 550 $74,030
    Arroyo Grande 550 $74,030
    Santa Maria 500 $63,750
    Santa Barbara 500 $63,750
    El Centro 480 $64,730
    Porterville 350 $49,690
    Visalia 350 $49,690
    Redding 200 $60,770
    Chico 180 $69,300
    Madera 170 $58,210
    Watsonville 170 $60,680
    Santa Cruz 170 $60,680
    Napa 160 $70,690
    Merced 150 $50,810
    Yuba City 110 $51,100
    Corcoran 110 $63,990
    Hanford 110 $63,990
         
    Metro Area (Colorado) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
    Aurora 10240 $47,310
    Denver 10240 $47,310
    Lakewood 10240 $47,310
    Colorado Springs 1240 $54,880
    Greeley 740 $44,440
    Fort Collins 700 $52,460
    Boulder 570 $57,350
    Pueblo 340 $55,390
    Grand Junction 280 $45,320
         
    Metro Area (Connecticut) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
    East Hartford 2730 $55,280
    West Hartford 2730 $55,280
    Hartford 2730 $55,280
    New Haven 1150 $59,460
    Stamford 990 $60,630
    Norwalk 990 $60,630
    Bridgeport 990 $60,630
    Danbury 470 $57,760
    Waterbury 390 $52,870
         
    Metro Area (Delaware) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
    Dover 270 $49,930
         
    Metro Area (Florida) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
    Fort Lauderdale 10820 $43,370
    West Palm Beach 10820 $43,370
    Miami 10820 $43,370
    Tampa 4920 $40,520
    Clearwater 4920 $40,520
    St. Petersburg 4920 $40,520
    Orlando 4910 $37,910
    Sanford 4910 $37,910
    Kissimmee 4910 $37,910
    Jacksonville 2800 $44,390
    Cape Coral 1310 $44,930
    Fort Myers 1310 $44,930
    Sarasota 1090 $42,140
    North Port 1090 $42,140
    Bradenton 1090 $42,140
    Lakeland 1030 $45,730
    Winter Haven 1030 $45,730
    Palm Bay 920 $42,770
    Melbourne 920 $42,770
    Titusville 920 $42,770
    Naples 910 $40,760
    Marco Island 910 $40,760
    Immokalee 910 $40,760
    Deltona 890 $37,470
    Ormond Beach 890 $37,470
    Daytona Beach 890 $37,470
    Brent 770 $35,780
    Pensacola 770 $35,780
    Ferry Pass 770 $35,780
    Port St. Lucie 680 $46,340
    Gainesville 500 $35,290
    Crestview 470 $37,660
    Fort Walton Beach 470 $37,660
    Destin 470 $37,660
    Panama City 400 $42,280
    Tallahassee 340 $42,180
    Ocala 280 $37,820
    Punta Gorda 260 $40,900
    Homosassa Springs 250 $36,050
    Sebastian 230 $37,870
    Vero Beach 230 $37,870
    The Villages 210 $36,980
    Sebring -2222 $39,050
         
    Metro Area (Georgia) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
    Sandy Springs 10320 $46,260
    Atlanta 10320 $46,260
    Roswell 10320 $46,260
    Savannah 620 $44,140
    Athens 410 $44,590
    Clarke County 410 $44,590
    Macon 300 $44,430
    Gainesville 290 $47,060
    Valdosta 270 $48,540
    Albany 260 $41,200
    Dalton 260 $47,480
    Brunswick 160 $39,140
    Rome 130 $37,860
    Warner Robins 120 $51,240
    Hinesville 60 $44,030
         
    Metro Area (Hawaii) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
    Urban Honolulu 2930 $75,600
    Lahaina 450 $75,770
    Wailuku 450 $75,770
    Kahului 450 $75,770
         
    Metro Area (Idaho) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
    Boise City 1780 $46,970
    Idaho Falls 460 $54,290
    Coeur d'Alene 250 $39,920
    Pocatello 70 $40,930
         
    Metro Area (Illinois) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
    Peoria 850 $67,500
    Rockford 550 $79,440
    Decatur 470 $36,220
    Bloomington 410 $74,890
    Champaign 390 $69,130
    Urbana 390 $69,130
    Marion 260 $61,640
    Carbondale 260 $61,640
    Springfield 250 $71,820
    Kankakee 100 $59,720
    Danville 90 $57,180
         
    Metro Area (Indiana) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
    Anderson 4550 $52,010
    Carmel 4550 $52,010
    Indianapolis 4550 $52,010
    Fort Wayne 1200 $56,510
    Kokomo 610 $72,870
    Goshen 520 $49,210
    Elkhart 520 $49,210
    West Lafayette 470 $66,520
    Lafayette 470 $66,520
    Terre Haute 360 $57,140
    Columbus 280 $50,240
    La Porte 180 $66,550
    Michigan City 180 $66,550
    Bloomington 140 $48,350
    Muncie 120 $47,580
         
    Metro Area (Iowa) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
    West Des Moines 1390 $52,740
    Des Moines 1390 $52,740
    Cedar Rapids 900 $64,560
    Cedar Falls 380 $47,910
    Waterloo 380 $47,910
    Iowa City 330 $50,260
    Dubuque 220 $56,970
    Ames 150 $44,970
         
    Metro Area (Kansas) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
    Wichita 1630 $50,870
    Topeka 550 $57,250
    Lawrence 130 $43,880
    Manhattan 90 $50,900
         
    Metro Area (Kentucky) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
    Lexington 960 $42,600
    Fayette 960 $42,600
    Bowling Green 370 $43,530
    Owensboro 330 $46,950
    Fort Knox 140 $46,930
    Elizabethtown 140 $46,930
         
    Metro Area (Louisiana) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
    Baton Rouge 3710 $51,660
    New Orleans 2760 $48,580
    Metairie 2760 $48,580
    Lafayette 1330 $44,800
    Lake Charles 720 $50,540
    Bossier City 690 $47,090
    Shreveport 690 $47,090
    Houma 550 $50,180
    Thibodaux 550 $50,180
    Monroe 270 $47,900
    Alexandria 190 $48,030
    Hammond 80 $37,120
         
    Metro Area (Maine) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
    Portland 540 $48,210
    South Portland 540 $48,210
    Bangor 230 $44,380
    Auburn 190 $48,950
    Lewiston 190 $48,950
         
    Metro Area (Maryland) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
    Baltimore 6120 $51,220
    Towson 6120 $51,220
    Columbia 6120 $51,220
    Lexington Park 230 $42,380
    California 230 $42,380
         
    Metro Area (Massachusetts) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
    Barnstable Town 340 $57,340
    New Bedford 260 $49,700
    Pittsfield 200 $53,810
    Gardner 100 $64,040
    Leominster 100 $64,040
         
    Metro Area (Michigan) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
    Dearborn 10210 $66,670
    Detroit 10210 $66,670
    Warren 10210 $66,670
    Grand Rapids 2350 $51,260
    Wyoming 2350 $51,260
    Lansing 970 $66,160
    East Lansing 970 $66,160
    Flint 700 $65,710
    Portage 600 $50,290
    Kalamazoo 600 $50,290
    Ann Arbor 560 $73,350
    Saginaw 400 $66,290
    Midland 240 $47,970
    Bay City 200 $52,170
    Niles 180 $51,420
    Benton Harbor 180 $51,420
    Jackson 180 $54,310
    Monroe 150 $65,180
    Battle Creek 120 $56,430
    Muskegon -2222 $56,640
         
    Metro Area (Minnesota) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
    St. Cloud 580 $45,810
    Rochester 520 $67,500
    Mankato 180 $48,500
    North Mankato 180 $48,500
         
    Metro Area (Mississippi) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
    Pascagoula 2230 $55,540
    Biloxi 2230 $55,540
    Gulfport 2230 $55,540
    Jackson 1060 $43,380
    Hattiesburg 160 $38,310
         
    Metro Area (Missouri) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
    Springfield 820 $46,650
    Joplin 350 $50,850
    Jefferson City 330 $41,360
    Columbia 250 $48,140
         
    Metro Area (Montana) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
    Billings 290 $58,170
    Missoula 230 $54,860
    Great Falls 170 $57,270
         
    Metro Area (Nebraska) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
    Lincoln 850 $48,300
    Grand Island -2222 $34,650
         
    Metro Area (Nevada) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
    Paradise 4810 $60,400
    Henderson 4810 $60,400
    Las Vegas 4810 $60,400
    Reno 950 $56,050
    Carson City 100 $62,650
         
    Metro Area (New Hampshire) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
    Manchester 570 $52,510
         
    Metro Area (New Jersey) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
    Trenton 580 $71,380
    Atlantic City 550 $63,190
    Hammonton 550 $63,190
    Vineland 170 $50,270
    Bridgeton 170 $50,270
    Ocean City 120 $48,600
         
    Metro Area (New Mexico) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
    Albuquerque 1780 $47,070
    Farmington 480 $55,940
    Las Cruces 260 $40,610
    Santa Fe 110 $36,960
         
    Metro Area (New York) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
    Cheektowaga 2270 $62,940
    Buffalo 2270 $62,940
    Niagara Falls 2270 $62,940
    Schenectady 2060 $62,270
    Albany 2060 $62,270
    Troy 2060 $62,270
    Rochester 1880 $63,000
    Syracuse 1120 $56,920
    Binghamton 360 $51,030
    Glens Falls 210 $59,070
    Ithaca 200 $60,610
    Utica 190 $47,380
    Rome 190 $47,380
    Kingston 170 $51,690
    Elmira 130 $66,940
    Fort Drum 100 $66,220
    Watertown 100 $66,220
         
    Metro Area (North Carolina) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
    Raleigh 2260 $40,730
    Greensboro 1170 $41,230
    High Point 1170 $41,230
    Chapel Hill 860 $42,450
    Durham 860 $42,450
    Salem 860 $49,460
    Winston 860 $49,460
    Wilmington 550 $42,180
    Asheville 450 $39,540
    Fayetteville 410 $35,740
    Morganton 240 $46,450
    Hickory 240 $46,450
    Lenoir 240 $46,450
    Greenville 220 $43,060
    Rocky Mount 180 $38,180
    Burlington 160 $37,380
    Goldsboro 120 $43,380
    Jacksonville 80 $43,890
    New Bern -2222 $42,290
         
    Metro Area (North Dakota) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
    Bismarck 440 $60,530
         
    Metro Area (Ohio) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
    Columbus 4220 $44,510
    Elyria 3330 $56,650
    Cleveland 3330 $56,650
    Toledo 1710 $68,420
    Akron 1630 $52,260
    Dayton 1320 $49,670
    Massillon 730 $51,380
    Canton 730 $51,380
    Mansfield 230 $46,750
    Lima 190 $55,280
    Springfield 110 $48,220
         
    Metro Area (Oklahoma) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
    Oklahoma City 1910 $48,980
    Tulsa 1770 $51,150
    Lawton 140 $53,650
         
    Metro Area (Oregon) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
    Salem 890 $61,940
    Eugene 580 $61,320
    Medford 480 $59,600
    Albany 300 $68,890
    Redmond 280 $57,430
    Bend 280 $57,430
    Corvallis 60 $63,260
    Grants Pass 50 $58,460
         
    Metro Area (Pennsylvania) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
    Pittsburgh 4060 $56,990
    Carlisle 1080 $53,490
    Harrisburg 1080 $53,490
    Lancaster 990 $46,440
    Scranton 980 $51,870
    Hazleton 980 $51,870
    Barre 980 $51,870
    Wilkes 980 $51,870
    Reading 880 $49,450
    Hanover 720 $48,930
    York 720 $48,930
    Erie 390 $55,190
    Williamsport 190 $45,380
    Lebanon 190 $52,720
    State College 170 $41,190
    Bloomsburg 170 $49,540
    Berwick 170 $49,540
    Johnstown 170 $52,660
    Altoona 150 $48,300
    East Stroudsburg 150 $52,710
    Gettysburg 120 $41,350
    Waynesboro 100 $46,800
    Chambersburg 100 $46,800
         
    Metro Area (Puerto Rico) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
    Carolina 1150 $24,630
    Caguas 1150 $24,630
    San Juan 1150 $24,630
    Ponce 100 $23,860
    Mayag´┐Żez 80 $18,770
    Isabela 50 $21,290
    Aguadilla 50 $21,290
         
    Metro Area (South Carolina) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
    Mauldin 1790 $41,220
    Greenville 1790 $41,220
    Anderson 1790 $41,220
    North Charleston 1470 $43,550
    Charleston 1470 $43,550
    Columbia 1020 $47,230
    Spartanburg 480 $38,560
    Florence 340 $44,380
    Beaufort 240 $36,170
    Hilton Head Island 240 $36,170
    Bluffton 240 $36,170
    Sumter 120 $42,780
         
    Metro Area (South Dakota) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
    Sioux Falls 760 $43,690
    Rapid City 380 $47,720
         
    Metro Area (Tennessee) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
    Murfreesboro 3520 $46,450
    Franklin 3520 $46,450
    Davidson 3520 $46,450
    Nashville 3520 $46,450
    Knoxville 1820 $46,270
    Jackson 200 $43,460
    Cleveland 130 $38,730
    Johnson City 90 $33,940
    Morristown 60 $43,000
         
    Metro Area (Texas) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
    The Woodlands 18130 $46,740
    Houston 18130 $46,740
    Sugar Land 18130 $46,740
    Arlington 15870 $41,880
    Dallas 15870 $41,880
    Fort Worth 15870 $41,880
    New Braunfels 4600 $44,170
    San Antonio 4600 $44,170
    Austin 3170 $46,580
    Round Rock 3170 $46,580
    Port Arthur 1270 $54,010
    Beaumont 1270 $54,010
    El Paso 1010 $36,470
    Corpus Christi 790 $49,880
    Lubbock 690 $34,980
    Odessa 690 $44,680
    Waco 660 $47,910
    Longview 620 $47,460
    Midland 600 $47,810
    Amarillo 550 $51,030
    College Station 490 $37,730
    Bryan 490 $37,730
    Abilene 430 $43,870
    Killeen 410 $43,520
    Temple 410 $43,520
    Victoria 400 $36,160
    McAllen 390 $32,250
    Edinburg 390 $32,250
    Mission 390 $32,250
    Harlingen 290 $32,820
    Brownsville 290 $32,820
    Tyler 220 $43,110
    Wichita Falls 210 $50,360
    Denison 190 $43,210
    Sherman 190 $43,210
    Laredo 140 $37,440
    San Angelo -2222 $45,020
         
    Metro Area (Utah) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
    Salt Lake City 3200 $54,020
    Orem 2940 $52,350
    Provo 2940 $52,350
    Ogden 1260 $51,620
    Clearfield 1260 $51,620
    St. George 320 $52,850
         
    Metro Area (Vermont) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
    South Burlington 430 $49,550
    Burlington 430 $49,550
         
    Metro Area (Virginia) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
    Richmond 3000 $46,910
    Roanoke 640 $46,480
    Charlottesville 490 $39,730
    Harrisonburg 230 $43,220
    Lynchburg 220 $42,200
    Blacksburg 190 $43,820
    Christiansburg 190 $43,820
    Radford 190 $43,820
    Waynesboro 170 $43,490
    Staunton 170 $43,490
         
    Metro Area (Washington) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
    Tacoma 8840 $67,970
    Seattle 8840 $67,970
    Bellevue 8840 $67,970
    Spokane 1010 $58,610
    Spokane Valley 1010 $58,610
    Bremerton 880 $54,620
    Silverdale 880 $54,620
    Kennewick 730 $84,320
    Richland 730 $84,320
    Olympia 460 $53,330
    Tumwater 460 $53,330
    Mount Vernon 390 $58,950
    Anacortes 390 $58,950
    Bellingham 370 $55,770
    Yakima 340 $56,750
    Wenatchee 180 $57,930
    Longview 130 $66,460
    Walla Walla 100 $56,910
         
    Metro Area (West Virginia) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
    Charleston 470 $46,420
    Vienna 320 $44,760
    Parkersburg 320 $44,760
    Beckley 310 $46,480
    Morgantown 230 $49,450
         
    Metro Area (Wisconsin) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
    West Allis 2610 $65,180
    Waukesha 2610 $65,180
    Milwaukee 2610 $65,180
    Madison 1390 $56,120
    Appleton 820 $52,780
    Neenah 750 $56,420
    Oshkosh 750 $56,420
    Green Bay 680 $54,280
    Sheboygan 350 $56,920
    Racine 340 $58,130
    Wausau 330 $56,150
    Beloit 310 $59,650
    Janesville 310 $59,650
    Eau Claire 260 $64,240
    Fond du Lac 140 $62,390
         
    Metro Area (Wyoming) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
    Casper 490 $57,340
    Cheyenne 250 $56,220

    Career Stories (Job Profiles) for Electricians

    To find out more about building a career as Electricians, we spoke with professionals in the field across a variety of specialties. Learn about their experiences on the job, the steps they took to complete their education, and what it takes to excel in this industry. Click the link to see a story.

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    Most Popular Industries for :
    Electricians

    Industries representing at least 1% of total jobs for the occupation.

    2016 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2014-24 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov; 2014-24 State Occupational Projections, Projections Central, projectionscentral.com

    Industry Jobs Percent Annual Median Salary
    Construction Trades 465,090 74% $45,120
    Government 23,550 3% $51,830
    Automotive And Vehicle Manufacturing 18,130 2% $62,670
    Construction 15,280 2% $44,220
    Office Services And Staffing 13,140 2% $39,850
    Utilities 8,510 1% $59,140
    Education 8,020 1% $47,300
    Civil Engineering 7,140 1% $47,530
    Metals 6,620 1% $49,490
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    • Electrical Training Program
    • Morning, afternoon, evening and weekend classes are available.
    • Offers lifetime career assistance services to graduates, including resume and cover letter assistance, employer networking, and one-on-one employment counseling.
    • Accredited by the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training (ACCET).
    • 8 campuses located across California, with 3 additional campuses in New Hampshire and Maine and online options.
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    Fairfield
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    • Degree - Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration
    • Certificate - Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration
    • Many programs require externships, allowing students to gain real-world experience.
    • Approved A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau (BBB) since 1984.
    • Offers 22 accelerated, career-focused program options including business administration, medical assisting, and more.
    • Regionally accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).
    • 11 campuses across California, with an online division as well.
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    Fresno
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    • HVAC Technician (11-month diploma program)
    • Dedicated to providing  career training since 1975.
    • Has 13 campus locations in Southern California and a campus in Morrow, GA.
    • Provides flexible class times including weekends.
    • Offers curriculum that ranges from 8 month diploma programs to 16-month Associate of Applied Science degree programs.
    • Has admissions professionals available to help students decide which diploma or degree program they should pursue.
    • Gives job placement assistance strengthened by relationships with local employers.
    Programs
    • HVAC/R
    • A Better Business Bureau (BBB) Accredited Business, with an A+ rating.
    • Computer Support Technician program is based on guidelines set by the Computer Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) and Microsoft.
    • Offers free student services, including tutoring, campus internet access, career placement, and a student lounge.
    • Accredited by the Council on Occupational Education (COE).
    • 2 locations in Cathedral City and Twentynine Palms, California.
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    Cathedral City
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    • Heating, Ventilation, and AC
    • A part of the Select Education Group (SEG).
    • Offers several scholarship and financial aid opportunities for students who qualify.
    • California campuses accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC), and accreditation for the Salem campus from the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training (ACCET).
    • 4 Campuses located in Clovis, Modesto, and Redding in California, and Salem, Oregon.
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    Clovis
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    • Offers several scholarship opportunities for students who qualify.
    • Laptop computers are issued to each student at the beginning of their program.
    • Provides programs in health care, business, information technology, and graphic arts.
    • Respiratory Therapy program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC).
    • Accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).

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    San Marcos
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