Getting started as an electrician begins when you first start to consider being an electrician. If you are still in high school, you should look into basic electricity classes or maybe some hobby where you can learn the basics of electric circuits. If you are finished with high school you could look into vocational training, there are many good schools that you could attend, or maybe go to online.
Most electricians get there training thru an apprenticeship program. So why worry about learning the basics if you are going to get into an apprenticeship program? Knowing the basics might help to get you into the program, or at least help out when you start so that you are not completely lost. Besides, if Electrician Training is going to lead to a career as an electrician, you should have a real desire to learn.
The prospects in the electrical field are really pretty good. The number of electricians needed is expected to go up. So as a journeyman electrician you can usually find work pretty easily. The pay rate in the electrical field usually runs about $12-$15 p/h for a starting apprentice, up to about $35-$45 p/h for a top journeyman. And you could keep going on till you get your master license, and then become the top electrician on any job, or maybe even start your own business. I hope that you will come back. Next time we will discuss qualifications and more on the apprenticeship programs, here at Electrician Training.