Getting an electrician degree may not be required for you if you want a standard job as an electrician. There are many paths to becoming a licensed electrician. One is attending an electrician school. Your biggest step at this point is to research the various routes you’d most like to take and then focus on that path.
When you consider the paths of many electricians it is varied at best. Even though there are a plethora of training centers, you’ll find that not to many offers exactly what you want or need. But how would you know unless you’ve done some basic research?
Today you can go online and be exposed to a whole new world of opportunity. You can attend online certification course for electricians. My wife is getting a Masters degree all done online as we write this. So, the options are unlimited.
You could get some specialized training in the armed forces. My brother in law is an aircraft electrician. So, you see there really are many ways to do this. Now when he was in the air force he could have completed his training and returned to the United States and secured a job working for the airlines, Lockheed Martin or a defense contractor. Also, since he knows how to read schematics and electronics he’d have an easier time crossing over into other types of electrician work.
No matter what, working with electricity takes skill and knowledge. If not you can get injured or killed. Or worse yet injure or kill someone else.
So, firstly you must make a decision. I know that this is not easy but you really should decide on a potential path to follow. If you invest time, energy, money and skill in learning about something that does not excite you then you are merely wasn’t your time and effort. The path you choose here may not provide a broad base of electronics experience in order to cross train later. And you may need to start over from the very beginning.
Do you want for example to work on installing electric panels in homes or buildings? They call these residential and commercial electricians respectively. If you do you’ll want to attend a program that not only teaches you about electrics but also how to run and operate your own successful business.
Believe me, making this decision now will be an immense help later on when you complete your electrician school training and start working as an electrician contractor doing lucrative jobs.