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What is it like getting into the electrical field to become an electrician?

I am 21 years old and interested in becoming an electrician after I was done with my trade a jobcorps.

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Mrinalini’s Answer

Hey Josaiah! It's fantastic to see your determination and passion for pursuing a career as an electrician! The Bay Area has some amazing schools for you to consider. Here's a link to an admission form for one such school: https://ibt.edu/programs/electrician-training/?impressionable=integrated&utm_source=Impressionable&utm_campaign=Green&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIpOqG6bn-_gIVVU0rCh0KKAGREAAYASAAEgJEd_D_BwE

To become a skilled electrician, you'll need to complete at least 720 hours of instruction from an approved trade school or apprenticeship program, combining hands-on training with classroom learning. Plus, you'll gain invaluable on-the-job experience – approximately 8,000 hours (or around 4 years), which can also be part of an apprenticeship.

We truly believe in you, and we're confident that with dedication and hard work, you'll excel in your chosen field. Wishing you the very best in your journey to becoming an electrician! 😊
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Patrick’s Answer

Josaiah, it's fantastic that you're looking to become an electrician. You should also know that at 21, you have a fantastic opportunity ahead of you. From the details you've shared, my advice would be to complete your trade at Job Corps, then explore apprenticeship programs or pursue formal education in electrical studies to broaden your knowledge base.

The world of electricity is vibrant and ever-changing, thanks to technological progress, which makes room for skilled professionals like you. Your work could range from residential wiring to complex industrial systems, opening up a variety of career opportunities.

As you progress, consider specializing in fields like automation or renewable energy, as these can lead to more sophisticated, high-paying roles.

Remember, as I always tell my kids, your dedication to learning and honing your skills will pave the way for a successful and rewarding career in the always sought-after electrical field. I hope this information is helpful.
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