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Become a Residential Electrician

Electrical work has some of the best opportunities for career stability, especially for residential technicians. If you want to start a career in electrical work, this 100% online course will prepare you for an entry-level residential electrician apprenticeship.

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Residential Electrician FAQs

What is the difference between a residential electrician and an electrical technician?
While residential electricians and electrical technicians both deal with electrical systems, the nature of their work is different. Residential electricians install, maintain, troubleshoot and repair the wiring in buildings, whether that be residential homes, offices or commercial properties. On the other hand, electrical technicians work on electrical systems within machinery, specialty equipment and other commonly used devices.

Why are residential electricians in demand?
The biggest reasons for job growth in the electrical field is construction. In the u.s, the population will grow 2 million people per year until 2030, which will mean more construction jobs.

Where are residential electricians needed the most?
When it comes to construction, electrical workers are the first in to install electrical systems. Infrastructure development also comes with new residential and commercial projects. Older buildings need to be retrofit with technology and alternative energy sources.

Do residential electricians need licensing?
Licensing in the electrical field differs state to state. generally speaking, the licensing process for electricians starts at apprenticeship (2-4 years), then journeyman (5-6 years) and finally master electrician. This course will prepare you for an apprentice-level job.

Online Electrician Training

Schedule: You will have 12 months of access to this self-paced course. Start anytime. 
Admission Requirements: There are no prerequisites to take this course.
Course Objectives:

  • Branch and feeder circuits with various types of cable and conduit
  • Service of circuit breakers, lighting fixtures, receptacles, switches, paddle fans, and electric motors
  • Identifying and fixing electrical problems on "service calls"
  • Installation, maintenance, and troubleshooting photovoltaic renewable energy systems

Location: Online
Tuition: $2,595.00 Register Now

Residential Electrician - Employment and Education

Employment of electricians is projected to grow 8 percent from 2019 to 2029, much faster than the average for all occupations. Homes and businesses continue to require wiring, and electricians will be needed to install the necessary components.

Job Stats
  • Job Outlook: 8% (Much faster than average) 
  • Number of Jobs, 2019: 739,200
  • Median Pay: $56,900 per year 

Source: May 2021