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Building Trades:
Electrician Pathway

CTE Pathways: Connecting High School to College and Career
Career and Technical Education courses help you get started on your pathway to success.

Program Description
Student prepares to apply technical knowledge and skills to assemble, install, operate, maintain, and repair electrically energized systems such as residential, commercial, industrial electric-power systems wiring, D.C. and A.C. motors, controls, and electrical distribution panels.

You Will Learn
  • How to assemble, install, operate, maintain, and repair electrically energized systems.

Pathway Brochure
Class availability may vary at your high school.
-Building Trades: Electrician - PDF

Student Leadership Organization
SkillsUSA is the student leadership organization for Skilled & Technical Sciences Education. SkillsUSA provides quality education experiences for students in leadership, teamwork, citizenship, and character development. The organization builds and reinforces self-confidence, work attitudes, and communication skills. It emphasizes total quality at work, high ethical standards, superior work skills, lifelong education, and pride in the dignity of work.

Beyond High School
There are a number of options for education and training beyond high school, depending on your career goals.

  • Certificate
  • Associate degree
  • Bachelorís degree
  • Professional degree
  • On-the-job training
  • Apprenticeship
  • Military training


Sample Occupations
  • Electrical Drafter
  • Electrical Engineer
  • Electrical Equipment Assembler
  • Electrical Teacher
  • Electrician
  • Electrician Helper
Workforce Trends
As the population and economy grow, more electricians will be needed to install and maintain electrical devices and wiring in homes, offices, and other structures. Job opportunities are expected to be very good, largely arising from the need to replace electricians who leave the occupation permanently. Those individuals with skills in voice, data, and video wiring will have an advantage to those who donít.

This is a nontraditional occupation for women. In 2007, 1.7 percent of the people employed in this occupation were women.

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