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#878 - 03/27/01 01:38 PM how do i become a Electrician
jack5 Offline
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Registered: 03/27/01
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hello i'am 15 and i wanted to know how to become an Electrician LIKE WHAT KIND OF EDUACTION AND CLASSES and how much does a stARTING OFF Electrician MAKE IF YOU KNOW PLEASE TELL ME

THANK YOU
JACK
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#879 - 03/27/01 02:18 PM Re: how do i become a Electrician
gpowellpec Offline
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Registered: 12/06/00
Posts: 127
Loc: Irving, Tx USA
Go to the following web sites
http://www.ibew.org/home.htm
http://www.ieci.org/
http://stats.bls.gov/oco/ocos206.htm
http://www.calmis.ca.gov/file/occup$/DCLAW2000/Electrician-ws2000.htm
http://www.nccer.org/
http://www.agc.org/Education_&_Training/craft_training.asp

You can also do a Google search by your state or other states you are interested in like below and will get more localized information.

+electrician, +wages, +Florida
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#880 - 03/27/01 04:20 PM Re: how do i become a Electrician
sparky Offline
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Registered: 10/18/00
Posts: 5303
Jack;
first off, talk to a few electricians, ask some Q's, see if it's really something you want to do. It is a committment.

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#881 - 04/08/01 06:13 PM Re: how do i become a Electrician
Merritt Offline
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Registered: 04/06/01
Posts: 21
Loc: Miami, Fl, USA
hey jack5.. i was once in the EXACT same senario as you.. it was comming towards the summer of my freshman year in highschool, i was 15 and i wanted a summer job... i told my uncle and the zone mechanics at my school to see if they knew of an electrician that would take me in and teach me.. well.. i always wanted to be an electrician.. ever since i was a little kid.. it was my calling i guess.. so i was already armed with plenty of knowledge about how electricty works etc... i got the job... i was a quick learner but it took some time.. im 17 now and ive been workin for the same company.. im listed as a helper..., i started at $5.15, min wage, then i got a progressive raise.. now im up to $7.00 an hour, more money as my knowledge and skills grow.. theres a few things i cant do though, i cant bend pipe very well, and im still not as clean and efficient as i should be, but i know how to do good, safe work... just see if you can get in with a company.. ask if they need a laborer and work your way up i guess... good luck any way.. im havin a ton of fun! doin what i love, learning, and getting paid for it.. the antics we have at work also keep things pretty lively...

good luck! if you need any advice, e-mail me

-m
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Remember when you read my posts, im only 17, still learning... "Hey, its takes what it takes!"
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