I'm interested in pursuing a career as an electrician, but I don't have any guidance
Yamil: the best way to become an electrician is to join your local electricians union as an apprentice. The apprenticeship includes training and guaranteed pay raises every six months until you reach journeyman. It will take about 6 years to reach journeyman. Seek out the nearest IBEW (International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers). You may need to move but it will be worth it. There are also known union electrical organizations but they are not as good. After you become a journeyman find a community college or an organization that will teach you the National Electrical Code and prepare you to sit for your exam. After you pass, you will obtain your license and you can then set up your own business or work for someone else. A licensed electrician makes more money that one who is not licensed. After you get your license you could also become an electrical inspector. Almost every city and county employees electrical inspectors to inspect new construction and remodeling. It's an excellent career choice. I admire your determination. Be on time to work, get your assigned tasks done quickly, keeping pushing those over you to learn more. The electrical codes change every three years - you will be learning the rest of your life.
I already found a trade school I'll be attending, but the problem is that El Paso is a dead end. Any advice in which part of Texas would be the best choice to start as an apprentice electrician?
To piggyback off June, consider forgoing the use of any GI BILL® educational benefits you may have at your disposal for the certificate/license as the cost of attendance may not be too high. This way you could save your GI BILL® in the event you were to pursue a undergraduate or graduate degree at a College or University.
You have to go to a trades school that teaches you to become an electrician. Go to your nearby community college and ask them where to apply in your neighborhood. Then get back to me for further advice.
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