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Today’s Electricians do More than Just Keep the Lights On.
Posted Thursday, Jan 20, 2011 by Allen B. Ury
In most people’s minds, an electrician’s job consists mostly of installing light fixtures and electrical sockets. While “keeping the lights on” is certainly part of an electrician’s job, the 21st century electrician has responsibilities that can range everywhere from maintaining complex weather-control systems to installing high-tech surveillance networks. With homes, office buildings and even automobiles becoming increasingly dependent on electricity, the electrician career field looks bright indeed.
What Electricians Do
Depending on his/her training, experience and specialty, an electrician may be called upon to work on a range of projects that can include:
- Commercial, industrial or residential electrical power systems
- Commercial, industrial or residential security/alarm systems
- Commercial, industrial or residential telephone systems
- Commercial or industrial computer networking systems
- Industrial motors
The recent introduction of all-electric automobiles and their need for convenient charging stations is expected to significantly increase electrician demand even further in the decade ahead. Job prospects are also expected to be good for an electrician with the widest range of skills, including voice, data and video wiring, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.*
Train for Your Electrician Career at Everest University in Orange Park, Fla.
You can get the education you need to enter the electrician career field at Everest University’s campus in Orange Park, Fla. The program provides you with the knowledge and ability to install, alter, repair and maintain all types of electrical systems. The training can give you the flexibility to pursue different areas of employment as an entry-level electrician.
The Electrician program is taught over a nine-modular period, with each module encompassing different courses of study. They are:
- Electrical Theory and Algebra for Trades
- NEC/Safety/Hand Tools and Conduit Bending
- Residential/Commercial and NEC Requirements
- Transformer Principles and Test Equipment
- Hazardous Locations and Power Distribution
- Power Distribution and Emergency Systems
- Motor Concepts and Jobsite Management
- Advanced Industrial Controls
- Solid State Controls and Industrial Automation
Upon graduation, Everest University graduates can take advantage of the school’s Career Services department. There, Career Services specialists can help electrician students prepare a winning resume, rehearse interviewing scenarios, and identify and contact local employers in their area.
About the Orange Park Campus
Everest University’s Orange Park campus is situated at 805 Wells Road in Orange Park, Fla., just south of Jacksonville. The campus is just off the I-295 expressway near the western terminus of the Henry H. Buckman Bridge.
For more information on the Electrician career training program at Everest University in Orange Park, contact Everest University today!
* U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Handbook 2010-11 Edition, http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos206.htm, last updated December 2009. Your own hard work, professionalism, experience, work attitude, local market and other factors will impact your personal employment opportunities and pay.