Electrician Certificate Program
Electricians install, maintain and repair electrical wiring, equipment and fixtures in homes, businesses, industries, external structures and more. They install and maintain the wiring and control equipment through which electricity flows.
Electricians may work in several environments. Residential and commercial electricians are involved during the construction phase of a home or business, wiring the structure as needed. Industrial electricians work in factories and plants where they install and maintain electrical work for industrial machinery, robotics, paint booths, welding and more. Electricians also specialize within areas for particular needs, such as gas stations or hospitals.
Because there is a shortage of electricians in many communities, almost every community college has a certificate program that would be local to you. The Jackson certificate program is an example of how these programs work but there are many, many offerings.
There are many trade associations for electricians where you can find an apprenticeship or more information that will help you get started – maybe even help you find a scholarship! Find more information here: https://geco.com/about/associations.aspx.
Average wages are about $50,000 a year; electricians have the opportunity to work overtime, and some may make over $100,000 per year with overtime wages.
Demand for electricians is expected to increase about 20 percent over the next several years, faster than the average.