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What is the career ladder for this position?

Hi my name Is Charles I would like to see what the career ladder for a electrician looks like. #electrical-engineering #electrical #manufacturing

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Zahid’s Answer

Hello Charles,

With more education and experience, electricians can advance in their careers. Apprentices can build on their skills and abilities to take the exam to obtain their journeyman electrician license, and the journeymen can do the same to progress to the master electrician level. Other advanced electrician careers include electrical inspection and becoming a general contractor - going into business for yourself.

check out, Electrician Career Paths: The Ultimate Guide
https://www.rsi.edu/blog/skilled-trades/electrician-career-paths-ultimate-guide/
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Sarah’s Answer

I agree with Zahid's answer above. I'd like to explore your question a little more since you asked about electricians and electrical engineering. These careers are very different.

You can become an electrician through technical programs or apprenticeship, as Zahid describes. Electricians have the exciting job of making sure electrical systems work - in houses, workspaces, industrial sites, and more! This is a very hands on career that can be very rewarding.

On the other hand, electrical engineering focuses on the theory and application of the physics behind electromagnetism. You will need a four year degree to start a career in electrical engineering. Broadly, electrical engineers might work on high voltage electrical systems, such as power generation and utilities, or electronics, which can range from cell phones to medical devices and more. You will be able to spend time in labs and at manufacturing sites, but you will also spend time in a typical office environment doing design work on a computer.

I'm so excited you are interested in working in electrical systems, no matter what route you choose! As an electrical engineer myself, I can positively say it is an area where there is always something new and exciting to do or learn.
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