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Hello all, I won't bore you with the details but I'm considering a career change. After a few years of sitting behind a desk, I'm looking at different professions where I can work with my hands. An electrician is my 1st professions to investigate.

Anyway, I'm wondering what steps are necessary to become an electrician. I've done a small amount of research and would like to hear about the details from people that have gone through the process first hand. From the research I've done I don't think it matters but I do have a Bachelors degree.

Thank you in advance for your time and help!
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Hello all, I won't bore you with the details but I'm considering a career change. After a few years of sitting behind a desk, I'm looking at different professions where I can work with my hands. An electrician is my 1st professions to investigate.

Anyway, I'm wondering what steps are necessary to become an electrician. I've done a small amount of research and would like to hear about the details from people that have gone through the process first hand. From the research I've done I don't think it matters but I do have a Bachelors degree.

Thank you in advance for your time and help!
What do you do now? I'd like a career change as well. I'd like a job that's physically less work than being an electrician, where I can sit behind a desk and make more money.

Just kidding! Becoming an electrician is going to be pretty tough right now. There are a lot of guys who already have their foot in the door and are sitting home not getting paid because there's no work. However, if you still want to give it a shot, call some electrical contractors in your area and see if they are hiring green apprentices. I don't know what the requirements are in your area, but here in MA you need to do 8000 hours of apprenticeship under a licensed electrician and 600 hours of school in a state approved program to be eligible to take the state licensing exam.
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