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Electrical Technician


Electrical Technician

Fast Facts

National annual wage range:
$31,800 to $90,420*
Tuition and fees:
Program length:
48 weeks

It’s easy to take electricity for granted, until the power goes out. Electrical technicians keep offices, schools, homes and businesses comfortable by working on electrical systems. This could include installation, connectivity, testing and maintenance.

Brightwood Career Institute’s Electrical Technician diploma could help you acquire the technical skills, knowledge and work habits to seek a new career and gain the qualifications to become an electrical technician.

Hands-On Electrical Technician Training

Our Electrical Technician training program provides an overview of the fundamentals of electricity, emphasizing National Electrical Codes and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) compliance. Beyond this, individual electrical technician classes will concentrate on the following:

  • Cabling using aluminum and copper
  • Adding electrical capacity to meet growth requirements of a building
  • Wiring, motors, layout and controls for use in residential, industrial and commercial settings
  • Replacing outdated systems, and the right way to carry out routine maintenance or repair of various systems and components
  • Service mains and multiphase power

There is a need for qualified electrical technicians in the construction industry, from building to maintenance and restoration. Nearly two-thirds of electrical technicians work in the construction industry and the rest are employed as maintenance electricians in other industries or own their own businesses.

Electrical technicians generally specialize in maintenance work, construction or both. In new construction, electrical technicians use their technical skills and knowledge to install wiring systems in new homes, factories or businesses. Existing electrical systems sometimes need to be upgraded or rewired, which is where maintenance work comes in. Beyond recommended maintenance, repairs to electrical equipment are often required. Brightwood Career Institute’s Electrical Technician program could help you position yourself as a qualified candidate for these jobs.

Job Prospects for Electrical Technicians

Because electrical services are required across the United States, electrical field positions are available in every region. Working as an electrical apprentice helps many electrical technicians gain the experience they need to begin a career.

The training labs at Brightwood Career Institute recreate real-world work settings and offer hands-on training. Earning a diploma could give you the credentials that convey to employers that you have the training and skills to become a capable electrical technician.

Brightwood Career Institute does not guarantee employment or career advancement.

* The median annual wage for electricians was $52,720 in May 2016. The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $31,800, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $90,420. Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Electricians, on the Internet at (visited September 08, 2017). National long-term projections and salary averages may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions and do not guarantee actual job growth or any particular salary.

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