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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Why Become an Electrician?

Do you hate working at a desk?  Do you enjoy staying active on the job?  Are you great at working with your hands?  If working the typical 9 – 5 office jobs do not appeal to you or if you answered yes to any of these questions, working as an electrician may be the career for you. 

Electricians perform a variety of duties in many types of businesses and change work locations regularly, which may appeal to those individuals seeking constant challenge and diverse job locations.  Although most electricians work in the construction field and/or are self-employed, their…

Undergraduate Electrician Schools Ranking

The following list of top undergraduate schools for electricians has been developed in 2012 by the U.S. News and World Report:  www.usnews.com.  These schools have been ranked based on faculty and executive management feedback, Forbes.com, interviewing student feedback, as well as The Princeton Review system which assess student-faculty ratio, enrollment, quality of life and safety.  Eligibility is only available to those schools accredited by the Board for Engineering and Technology.

Graduate Level Electricians Schools Ranking

When it comes to the field of electrical engineering, graduates from several schools are held in the highest regard.  There are a few such renowned schools as MIT, Stanford, and University of California – Berkeley, ranked in 2012 (accroding to U.S. News & World Report) as the top Three schools providing graduate degree level programs in Electrical Engineering.  (www.usnews.com)

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has been ranked as the Number 1 engineering school…

Electrician Schools Ratings & Rankings

Based on U.S. News & World Report (www.usnews.com) 2012 data, the following schools are ranked the top 3 schools in the nation for electricians.  These rankings are based on freshman retention rate and freshman incoming test scores. 

1.  Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

MIT was established in Boston, Massachusetts in 1861. High school seniors admitted to MIT have a GPA of 3.9.  ACT…

Jobs & Career Pathways for Electricians

An overall growth in the electrical trade job market is expected over the next several years.  Those specializing in high tech jobs, such as voice, data or video will experience the greatest increase in demand. The current average wage for a licensed electrician is $23.20 per hour.  The overall range for an electrician’s salary, based on experience, location and industry, ranges from $17.61 through $30.71 per hour, according to BLS, 2010. 

These salary ranges may largely defined by the duties and responsibilities of the electrician,…

Tips to Apply to Electrician Schools

It may seem like a daunting task when choosing and applying for your new electrician’s school.  However, there are many resources online to help you through the process, including http://www.groovejob.com/resources/students/college/applying/ from groovejob.com.  Before you begin, be sure to have all the following information readily available.  You’ll need your social security number, as well as information on your immediate family members, such as names and addresses. Gather and have available copies…

How to Get Scholarships for Electrician Degrees

Paying for your education can sometimes be as challenging as obtaining the degree itself.  Fortunately, there are a variety of options available to either subsidize or pay for the entire cost of your education.  The first step in obtaining a scholarship is to determine what type of school you are going to attend.  Electricians can receive their education through either trade schools or accredited colleges, with trade schools providing…

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Private: Electrician Schools

Gaining a qualification from electrician school may help you to find your way of making a career as an electrician or in an associated trade. Electrician school may offer you a variety of different levels of qualification, from certification in a number of different areas of electrical trades, through to an associate degree in a related subject. Studying at electrician school may include a number of different subjects including physics, math, electrical circuitry, electronics, simple drafting and other related subjects. You may choose to specialize in certain areas, such as micro electronics, domestic electrical work, control electronics or automotive electronics. Your electrician school may help you to choose…