How to Become an Electrician

Becoming an electrican could be the best decision you’ve ever made. It is a highly rewarding career, both in terms of self-satisfaction as well as financial gain. There is a very clear path to becoming a qualified electrician. Here is how to become an electrician.

To begin with, you must have a high school education with a good foundation in math. Much in the electrical field relates to math, and the better background you have in math to begin with, the better you will be able to handle the technical details of electrical engineering.

The next step is to continue your education beyond high school with technical training in the electrical field. That education starts at an Independent Electrical Contractors (IEC) training center. With 50 locations across the United States, there is a location near you.

Why IEC?

Because an IEC education is way more than just classroom instruction. It is a hands-on apprenticeship-based education in which you not only learn in a state-of-the-art training lab – you learn on the job – and you actually get paid! Consider it the reverse of most higher education. You graduate with NO debt, and you start making money while you’re still in school.

The next step in your electrical education is to go to work. But unlike many educational routes, getting that job is no problem. Educated, qualified electricians are in high demand. As long as you take your IEC education serious, you will have no problem finding a great job.

The final step is to get certified. Again, if you have taken your studies with the Independent Electrical Contractors seriously, this should not be a big issue. Electrician licensing requirements will vary by location, so it is important that you learn what those requirements are for the area where you will be working.

To get started with your electrical career, get in touch with Independent Electrical Contractors today!


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