Apprentice electrician

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How to become an Apprentice Electrician

The first step to become an apprentice electrician is to be at least 18 years old and have a high school diploma or its equivalent. You also need to have completed at least a year of algebra in high school or one semester of college algebra.

Secondly, most apprenticeship programs require you to pass the Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee aptitude test. This test consists of reading comprehension and mathematical problems.

Finally, you must have other skills, such as physical fitness, attention to detail, effective communication skills, organization, ability to work with a team, problem-solving skills and dexterity (ability to work with your hands). Technical skills include the ability to read diagrams and identify colors, basic knowledge of electrical tools and basic knowledge of math.

What skills help Apprentice Electricians find jobs?

  • Electrical Experience
  • NEC
  • Hand Tools
  • Commercial Electrician Experience
  • Construction Experience
  • Power Tools
  • Heavy Lifting
  • Schematics
  • Troubleshooting
  • Programmable Logic Controllers
  • Mechanical Knowledge
  • EMT Experience

Career progression for Apprentice Electrician

Education levels for Apprentice Electricians

0%1%7%91%Master's DegreeBachelor's DegreeAssociate's DegreeHigh School Diploma or GED

Based on the requirements of Apprentice Electrician job openings on Indeed in the United States within the last three years.

Expected salary by experience

0-44-88-1212-1616-2020-24Years of experience37k37k38k38k39kAnnual salary in USD

Based on resume data from Indeed users who reported working as an Apprentice Electrician in the United States within the last three years.

Common qualifications for Apprentice Electricians

  • Electrician Apprentice
  • OSHA 10
  • Electrical License
  • Journeyman Electrician
  • Driver's License
  • Journeyman License
  • Master Electrician
  • OSHA 30
  • NCCER Certification
  • Wireman License
  • Class E
  • Hoisting License
Frequently asked questions
Common questions about career advices for an Apprentice Electrician

How long would it take for an apprentice electrician to become a fully-fledged electrician?

It would take around 4 years for an apprentice electrician to complete the training required to become a fully-fledged electrician.

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Is an apprenticeship needed to start a career as an electrician?

While an apprenticeship is not needed to start a career as an electrician, it is highly recommended as it enables someone to gain valuable on the job training experience.

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Is being an apprentice electrician worth it?

It is worth becoming an apprentice electrician as it provides an opportunity to complete on the job training which can be beneficial in securing a job.

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