Electrical projects that are non-exempted should be done under the skilled supervision of a master electrician. But who is the master electrician and how does he differ from the regular electricians that service the electrical systems in your home?
A master electrician is a person who is adept in finishing electrical projects and has the vital certificates to prove his proficiency.
Currently, there is a very high demand for master electricians throughout the country. Those who work as journeyman electricians earn as much as $23.90 per hour. These are the experts that perform dangerous jobs such as the installation of wiring systems, handling high voltage appliances and repairing service wires. They can even be tasked to launch a coal mine estimation device. Such jobs are dangerous, thus, proper certification and training are required.
To qualify as a journeyman electrician, you need to have sound physical health. Mathematical knowledge is also required as well as a basic Bachelor’s degree. If going to college is not one of the allocations in your current budget, then you can try to enroll, first, in a basic apprenticeship program. Beyond your apprentice training, you need to have be enrolled in a trade job institute.
As a master electrician, you will be tested in all skilled trade jobs as this is a prerequisite in getting a license.
Keep in mind, though, that there is no existing standard testing service at the moment. Get in touch with the state board and find out which exams are applicable in your area and what dates they are given out. Washington D.C., for instance, requires its master electrician applicants to pass a practical test first. This exam varies greatly from state to state.
As soon as you pass the exam, you will be called a journeyman electrician for a number of years. As you graduate in Electrical Engineering and have garnered ample experience, you will be given another exam to determine your ability. If you have met their demands, then you will finally be referred to as a master electrician.
Getting your license means your wages also increase substantially.
What To Do
The application form for master electricians necessitate the submission of a colored photograph that has been taken recently; the completed application form; payment for application fee; and then a proof that you passed the initial trade job exam. Show also your relevant work experience as well as technical abilities and you can already be included in the list of examines.
It may be taxing to apply as a master electrician but as soon as you get your license, you
are assured of a stable career with a higher than average income.
What To Learn
The best master electricians are knowledgeable in the following –
- 220 wiring
- 120 and 240 volts
- Three phase wiring
- Air conditioning
- Aluminum connections
- Blown fuses
- Exhaust/attic fans
- Ceiling fans
- Computer wiring
- Circuit breakers
- Frayed wiring
- Flickering lights
- Electrical generators
- Fuse to circuit breakers
- Hanging wires
- Indoor and outdoor light fixtures
- Knob and tube wiring
- Sparking wires
- Meter boxes
- Cable outlets
- Hot tubs, spas and pools
- Security lights
- Power surge
- Underground wiring
- Solar electrical panels
- Violations, to name a few.
The master electrician is also aware of the global trends in electrical projects and designing spaces. We now live in the modern times so more luxurious buildings and skyscrapers are sure to be built. Also, the best residential areas are continuously being constructed so there is a lot of work for the eager master electrician.