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What are the skills I need to learn as an electrician?

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Atul’s Answer

I encourage you to think about pursuing an Associate Degree to master the essentials of communication, accounting, finance, and both written and verbal skills, particularly if you're contemplating becoming self-employed in the future. This can be achieved at a local Community College.

Moreover, your local county might provide vocational training to become an Electrician. This might not include an Associate Degree, but it's still worthwhile.

It's crucial to have a solid understanding of electricity basics, like Amps, Watts, Voltage, Resistors, and so on, typically covered in Physics classes. Strong Math skills are also necessary for making necessary calculations. Lastly, you should be proficient in basic home improvement skills like carpentry, and be comfortable using the tools required to become a successful Electrician.
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Todd’s Answer

Jana,

If you wanted to be a carpenter, you can pick up a 2x4, drop it on your foot, or hit it with your hammer. If you wanted to be a plumber, you could lift up a pipe, drop it on your foot, or watch water run down hill. If you want to be an electrician, you can't see electricity, you can't smell it, and you don't want to feel it. The only way to understand electricity is thru mathematics. While in school, I'd suggest that you take as many math and physics courses as possible. If you're long range goal is to be a master electrician and own an electrical contracting company, then Atul's pathway makes a lot of sense because you'll need to know accounting, business management, and have strong communication skills.

A successful electrical contractor knows how buildings (both residential and commercial) are built. Owning good tools is paramount as is learning the vernacular of the trade. There's a long line of tests that are to be taken in reaching the various degrees of licensure and knowledge of the NEC (National Electrical Code publication 70 by the NFPA) is the key to passing those tests. Finding the right employer who is willing to mentor you is so much more difficult these days than it used to be. If you can find an employer that can help train and guide you, that's worth a lot.
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Nan’s Answer

To become an electrician, you not only need to have knowledge and skills of electrical field, but also practice of work with electrical designs, devices, or instruments as well as related Codes. Unfortunately, it is usually difficult to learn all of these things by yourself.
I would suggest you look for a college for a program with two to three years to get a diploma or certificate as a starting point (for an apprenticeship). And you may need to have solid mathematic and physic (electricity related) basics before you enroll into the programs.
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Jason’s Answer

what everyone else said but the most important is practical knowledge. practice stripping wires and know your way around a multimeter. all the academic stuff is great and you should study it as much as you can, but also practice wiring circuits and using all the tools. when you go to the electrical department in home depot you should know exactly what every single part is for and how to install them.
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