#1
Hi there folk's at UG i have been done highschool for a year now and finally decided on what i want to do and that is to be an electrician. I am first trying to see what its like in this field by asking people who are in it what its like what i need to know before i get myself into this trade

so anybody with information or knows anybody please respond to this thread or personal message me on my profile thank you very much
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#2
Good idea.
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#3
i went to a vocational school for electrical so i know a thing or two about it. Its a good trade and for the most part its really clean after college I may become one if I don't like computers or my band doesn't make it (which most likely).
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Good idea.
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That is not neccessary.

On topic, yeah just ask the people who actually have the job, from what I've heard though, its not all that wonderful of a job.

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#6
My brother is one. Just get a union job and you're set. He works quite a bit, but at 30$/hour, he's really bringing in some money. Not to mention if you've got connections, you can get a job right out of highschool through an apprenticeship program. You might find more work coming to the U.S. though.

Edit: I think the only reason he got into a union is because he works for a government agency though. I'm not sure how they work.
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#8
First off, commercial or residential.

They are to different ballgames.
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#11
Electricians are awesome. Probably the best trade you can get yourself into.
It'll take about 7 years before anyone considers you truly competent though, but don't worry, it's worth it.
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#12
My friend is doing that.

I think he's doing well for himself.

I haven't seen much of him since highschool though.
#13
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#14
thanks for those who responded but i want to be an electrician in the residential field
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#16
i want to know like is this a secure field that wont vanish over night and i can jump into it right away learning and earning
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#17
Have you thought about maybe looking for an electrical job in the military? If you're not against the idea it might be something to think about. You get good training as well as the perks of military life and then you can apply your electrical knowledge out in the civilian world after you've done your term.

EDIT: ^The military is especially good for what you just described.
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My brother is one. Just get a union job and you're set. He works quite a bit, but at 30$/hour, he's really bringing in some money. Not to mention if you've got connections, you can get a job right out of highschool through an apprenticeship program. You might find more work coming to the U.S. though.

Edit: I think the only reason he got into a union is because he works for a government agency though. I'm not sure how they work.

that is pretty sweet for your brother actually, I certainly wouldn't turn it down!

and TS, talk to some of your parents friends, there bound to have an electrician friend somewhere; and talk to a careers guy at your school - he'll point you in the right direction.
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thanks for those who responded but i want to be an electrician in the residential field


Residential:

New Construction electrical is a great job. Doesn't take long to become Knowledgeable and efficient. Pretty basic, unless you are doing high end custom work.

Remodeling can really be frustrating even for a veteran of the trade. Fishing new lines, attics in the summer, crawling through insulation, and trying to figure out "what the fuck was the last guy thinking" are very common, but the pay can be incredible. My company charges 50 to 100 dollars an hour for remodeling services.

It really is one of the best construction field out there.
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no, just put on a bologne costume and run up and down town screaming "GIVE ME MONEY! GIVE ME MONEY!"


it's the same thing, and you can start immediately
#21
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i want to know like is this a secure field that wont vanish over night and i can jump into it right away learning and earning

Ya its a secure field. It won't go away till we find something other than electricity to power stuff.
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