John V. Goebel
Career Over View
An Electrician's main jobs are to install, test, and maintain electrical systems. They may be asked to fix electrical objects also, like outlets, light bulbs, and underground electrical lines. It is a good paying job and has a good outlook.
Helpful High School Courses,
Carpentry, Construction, Electricity, Electronics, Industrial parts, and Physical Ed.
Needed Skills and Abilities are Communication,
Reason and Problem Solving, Manages: Oneself, People, Time and Things. They also need to be able to work with people and new things and visualize and perceive their job.
Interpersonal Relationships, Physical Work, Work Performance, Long Hours, and Traveling.
Education after High School, be at least 18 years old and in good physical condition, have GED, on the job training (apprenticeship). There is a possibility that you could have Military Training to be an Electrician if you join the Military.
Minnesota- Hourly $29.88, Yearly $62,140 United States- Hourly $23.71 Yearly $49,320
Minnesota- Good United States- Okay
Programs of Study,
Electrical and Power Transmissson, Construction Trade, Electrical and Electronics, Engineering and Technology
Program Choices Over View
Electrical and Power Transmission, prepares people to work as licensed Electricians.
Getting High School diploma or GED
Typical Course Work,
Blue Print reading, Communication, Cranes and Elevators, and Electronics
Some Related Programs,
Construction, Pluming and Water Supply, and Construction Trades
Schools that offer this Program,
Minnesota State and Technology College Moorhead, St. Cloud Technology and Community College
College Name/ Program of Interest (MN State Community and Technology College Moorhead)
Location: Moorhead, Minnesota
Enrollment of College: Public
Type of School: Two Year School Setting: Rural Location and Size of nearest city: Moorhead is just north of the college, the size is 38,566 people. Co-ed, Male or Female: it is a Co-ed college Religious Affiliation: none
Deadline: Fall- August 15, Spring- January 2 Test required, including writing tests- ACT Average Test scores, GPA, Rank- Accuplacer Assessment is used for placement
My major offered- Electrician Accreditation- Yes Student-Faculty ratio- Low faculty to student ratio Typical Class Size- 25-40 students
Tuition, Room and Board- $5,298 Estimated Total Budget- about $7,000 Application Fee, Deposits- None
Deadline in Apply- Fall- July 1 Required Forms Needed- School Form, FAFSA, SARS Scholarships Available- Need-Based Scholarships and Merit-Based
Resident Hall (options)- They have on campus housing for students Food Plan (options)- There is food services available on the campus
Clubs, Organizations- Student Organizations, BPA, DECA Greek Life- None Athletics, Intramurals- NJCAA
Schedule visits to look around the school Special Opportunities- One on One learning opportunity
Plans to Reach My Goal
There is a couple steps I am going to have to take:
1. Pass High School with flying grades and a good score on my ACT Test
2. Look at colleges that have the classes to take to become an electrician. See what colleges fit me best.
3. Go to college to become an Electrician. Keep good grades and finish off college with a good GPA.
4. After finishing college, do my apprenticeship and start to become an Electrician.
5. Go into the career field that I went to college for.
6. After getting good ideas from people in the Electrician business, and start my own Electrician business.
7. Die a happy man.