Michigan electrician schools may offer training apprenticeships for students interested in becoming licensed electricians. Electrical work is very technical and dangerous, and the common electrician apprenticeship may take four years to complete. Students should expect a hands-on learning environment that is fast-paced but safe. Apprentices may work 40 hours per week and can earn a wage that is approximately 30%- 50% of what they’ll earn once they become licensed. Electrician schools in Michigan may teach students basic electrical theory, blueprint reading, electrical safety guidelines, National Electric Code (NEC) standards, as well as residential and commercial wiring.
Most states require electricians to be licensed. The licensing in Michigan is overseen by the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA), Bureau of Construction Codes - Electrical Division. Job growth remains strong, projected at 23% through 2020 by the Bureau of Labors Statistics. Some job titles include residential electrician, industrial maintenance electrician, repair electrician, field service electricians and bench electricians.