Get a Job in Electrical Technologies
Got a Sharp Eye?
If you were the kind of kid who followed the steps on the Lego kit to build the set exactly as it was designed, a job in electrical technologies might be the perfect fit–no pun intended–for you. Electricians thrive on accuracy, attention to detail, and helping homes and businesses see the light by installing electrical wiring and working with other electrical components, such as circuit breaker panels, switches, and light fixtures.
The bonus? Electricians are among the highest earners for people without college degrees. And the demand for electricians is growing.
In 2018, the current Ohio minimum wage is $8.30 per hour. It’s no secret that it’s hard to live on an annual income of $17,264. Entry-level electricians, however, earn a median of $14.20 per hour, earning an income of close to $30,000 per year. That means less stress, more security, and more fun doing a job you already enjoy.
How to Get There
To position yourself to choose from a variety of the best opportunities, you’ll need a top-notch education in electrical technologies that includes residential and commercial electrical training along with thorough instruction in NEC regulations and OSHA electrical safety performance standards, backbones of the industry. The program in Electrical Technologies at Ashland County-West Holmes Career Center provides 600 hours of expert instruction from professionals in the field who understand the demands and rewards of the career.
Wow Your Future Employer
As one who enjoys the challenge and satisfaction of paying attention to details, you will find it is time well spent. Not only that, but after completing the program, you will be prepared to bring the following highly-sought-after skills to employers:
- Electrical Safety
- Electrical Theory
- Introduction to the National Electric Code
- Residential Electrical Services
- Electrical Test Equipment
- Control Systems and Fundamental Concepts
You will also earn the following professional certifications after completing the program:
- National Center for Construction Education Research (NCCER) CORE, Electrical Levels 1 & 2
- 10-Hour OSHA Training
- Forklift Training
If the challenge, fun, and financial benefits of electrical technologies are clicking together like bright Legos in your daydreams, dream no further. Learn how you can get started with a future in electrical technologies today!