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Journeyman Electricians

Career Opportunities for Journeyman Electricians in New Jersey & Pennsylvania

To become a journeyman electrician, you need the right education and certifications. Pennco Tech provides outstanding vocational training at campuses in Bristol, PA, and Blackwood, NJ. Through our Electrician program, students can receive the experience necessary to become successful as journeyman electricians.

Learn more about the role of a journeyman electrician, the advantages of becoming one, and how Pennco Tech can help you get started on your career.

What Is a Journeyman Electrician?

Journeyman electricians have enhanced experience and education and typically have completed an electrician apprenticeship. Journeyman electricians usually work on specific jobs, such as fixing electrical mishaps and installing fixtures or outlets. They also collaborate with master electricians for larger, more extensive electrical projects. Journeyman electricians also complete other jobs, such as:

  • Repairing electrical systems
  • Taking care of service calls
  • Regular maintenance
  • Speaking with customers
  • Adhering to safety standards
  • Using electrical blueprints

The income earned from being a journeyman electrician can differ. This depends on a variety of factors, like the level of experience you have and where you are located. The average salary for journeyman electricians is around $50,000 per year.

Following graduation, students can decide if they want to work in residential, commercial, or industrial applications. Each service requires different knowledge and skills, so trade school can help you to become well-versed in many jobs. With additional training, experience, and certifications, journeyman electricians can work their way up to being master electricians.

Benefits of a Journeyman Electrician Career

There are many advantages to choosing a career as a journeyman electrician, including:

Job Security

Throughout the years, the need for journeyman electricians and other roles in the electrician industry has risen. This means students can have an easier time finding a job following graduation. It also means that a career as a journeyman electrician can offer stability and consistency. In addition, students can choose the field in which they want to work. Whether you aspire to gain employment in a commercial, industrial, or residential setting, earning certification can give you the freedom to pick a field that most interests you while receiving a steady income.

Save Costs on Schooling

Those who enroll in a trade school electrical program can save money compared to students earning their bachelor’s or associate degree. Programs can typically be completed over a few months, meaning you can earn your certification and get started on your career path even quicker.

Opportunities for Promotion

Becoming a journeyman electrician is often the next step in becoming a master electrician. With the right electrician certifications and licensure, students only need to meet a few more requirements to become a master electrician. Advancing in your career allows you to work more independently as well as increase your salary.

Why Choose Pennco Tech?

To become a journeyman electrician, you must have your journeyman license. This can be obtained by enrolling in an electrician school. Pennco Tech’s electrician program can be completed in about 26 weeks. We provide both day and evening courses for flexible scheduling. This allows students to continue working while earning their certification and makes it easy for students to fit their courses into their busy lives. Before enrolling, students must have their high school degree or GED.

Throughout their time at Pennco Tech, students have the opportunity to work with licensed professionals. We provide hands-on learning through our in-class lab and wiring stations to allow students to gain real-life experience in the electrical maintenance industry. Students can also access our career services. Pennco Tech understands how much the electric industry is growing and evolving. That’s why we provide the most up-to-date information about the field. Students can learn about solar photovoltaics and renewable energy systems, like solar energy.

Pennco Tech also ensures each student reaches the minimum hours of training required to become eligible for certification. In some states, like Pennsylvania, students may be required to take and pass an exam to receive their license. We prepare students by assisting them with studying for the exam and giving them the tools to become successful. Students who complete our electrician program also earn their OSHA 10 certification.

Start Your Career Journey at Pennco Tech

At Pennco Tech, we aim to provide accessible and flexible programs to accommodate a variety of schedules and lifestyles. If you’re looking to advance your career and enter the electrician industry, Pennco Tech provides the resources necessary to set you up for success. We also offer financial aid to qualified students. To learn more about becoming a journeyman electrician or to learn more about academic programs at our locations in Bristol, PA, and Blackwood, NJ, please contact us today. Or, if you’re ready, you can apply online.

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