We spend most of our time in this blog talking about general issues related to being an electrician or the electrical industry. But today we wanted to circle back around to the main point of this whole site, which is that becoming an electrician is a great career for the following reasons:
So how do you get into this highly rewarding career, that provides a high level of self-satisfaction and financial success?
Here is how:
First, graduate high school. If you really want to give yourself a head start, work hard on math. Being proficient in math will help you tremendously in handling the technical details of electrical engineering.
Second, get formal 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.
So just what is IEC?
IEC (Independent Electrical Contractors) is an organization that provides hands-on apprenticeship-based education, given in a state-of-the-art training lab, combined with a real world apprenticeship.
It's pretty much the opposite of most higher education. You graduate with NO debt, and you start making money while you’re still in school.
And you won't have to worry about finding a job! There is a HUGE demand for electricians in the United States. As long as you take your IEC education serious, work hard, and complete your training, you will have no problem finding a great job.
The final step is to get certified. 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.
Get in touch with your nearest IEC training center today and learn more!