A career in the electrical industry is one of the most in-demand professions in America. Becoming an electrical professional gives you the opportunity to work with your hands, encounter versatile and challenging tasks, and enjoy high compensation and job security.
With a growing shortage of qualified electrical workers, there has never been a better time to join the highly-skilled electrical industry. There are plenty of job opportunities available in this high-demand field.
Additionally, being an electrician is one of the most diverse work environments. Types of projects include:
• Residential Construction
• Commercial Construction
• Industrial Construction
• Low-Voltage and Other Systems
• Alternative Energy
• And Much More
HOW DO I GET STARTED?
Enroll in a Four-Year IEC Apprentice Training Program and earn while you learn! IEC Apprentice Training Programs combine the on-the-job training and formal related technical instruction you need to prepare you for this high-demand field. This means you get paid to work while you receive a top-notch education in the electrical field.
IEC has more than 50 chapter training centers nationwide that provide training to more than 8,000 apprentices each year. IEC’s training program provides knowledge, technical skills, and practical experience necessary to succeed in today’s electrical trade.
LOW FINANCIAL INVESTMENT
Your IEC education will be paid for by your employer. Apprentices only pay for textbooks. The result is that most IEC graduates walk away with virtually no student loans or debt.
Electricians are highly-skilled and signifi cantly compensated for their unique knowledge and abilities. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median hourly earnings of an electrician in 2014 was $24.57, with the top 10% earning more than $41.15 per hour. The IEC Apprenticeship program wage increases at certain intervals making it possible for the apprentice to at least double their earnings during their training. Electricians can make well over $50,000 after graduating from IEC* IEC graduates who want to continue their education have a head start on a college degree. The IEC program provides up to 40 college credit hours, which equates to $30,000 of college education, using the average tuition cost currently in the US.
*According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
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