Electrician Schools and Training in Mississippi
Welcome, future electricians of Mississippi! Are you ready to jumpstart your career, make a great living, and do work that serves our great nation? On this page, we'll discuss everything you need to know to begin your career as an electrician.
First things first:
Important Facts About Training
There are a couple different ways to receive training and enter the workforce as an electrician in Mississippi. They are:
- Apprentice Training. This is a very popular way to enter the workforce. When you get an apprenticeship, you will receive your training on the job, from someone who is a fully-licensed electrician. He or she will begin by giving you basic tasks, and increase your responsibilities as you gain experience and know-how. The best part about apprenticeships is that you'll get paid for the work you do. You'll have to take some evening classes to round out your education, but you'll receive solid training that will prepare you for your licensing exam.
- Electrician Schools. There are a number of different educational institutions that train new electricians, including community colleges, tech schools, and vo-tech programs. If you enroll, you'll learn all of the tasks you'll need to complete on the job, including how to wire homes and business offices, how to diagnose faulty electrical systems, how to use measurement tools and meters, and a LOT more.
How Much Does The Average Mississippi Electrician Earn?
You'll be pleased to learn that licensed electricians are among the highest paid trades workers in Mississippi, and earn an average of $44,360 per year.
In order to put that salary into context, we downloaded data the U.S. government's salary database, to see how that salary compares to other trade salaries in Mississippi:
|Mississippi||Average Hourly Wage||Average Annual Wage|
|All Occupations in MS||$17.67||$36,750|
As you can see, from the professions we sampled, electricians are the top of the pile when it comes to salary. They earn:
- $2,730 per year more than plumbers;
- $9,160 per year more than HVAC professionals;
- $10,540 per year more than carpenters; and
- $18,120 per year more than construction workers!
Perhaps the most encouraging statistic above is the "All Occupations" number. That figure---$36,750---is average income for all people who live in Mississippi. Electricians make $7,610 more per year than the average working person in Mississippi. It's good to know that electricians earn a very decent wage for the work they do!
Mississippi Electrical Training Programs
We've posted a list below that includes all of your training options: all of the electrician schools in Mississippi, followed by the apprenticeship opportunities in the state.
Contact all the ones that are local to you, and see what you can turn up. If you're excited about a career as an electrician, make it happen! Our country will need a skilled labor force in the years to come.
Itawamba Community College
3200 Adams Farm Road
Belden, MS 38826
Northeast Mississippi Community College
101 Cunningham Boulevard
Jones County Junior College
900 South Court Street
Ellisville, MS 39437
Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College — Jackson County Campus
2300 Highway 90
Gautier, MS 39553
Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College — Jefferson Davis Campus
Electrical Schools in Jackson, MS
Hinds Community College
3925 Sunset Drive
Jackson, MS 39213
East Mississippi Community College — Golden Triangle
8731 South Frontage Road
Meridian Community College
910 Highway 19 North
Mississippi Delta Community College
289 Cherry St.
Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College — Perkinston Campus
51 Main Street
Perkinston, MS 39573
Pearl River Community College
101 Highway 11
Southwest Mississippi Community College
1156 College Dr.
Copiah Lincoln Community Junior College
1028 J C Redd Drive
Wesson, MS 39191
Union Apprenticeship Programs in Mississippi
JATC of Corinth and Tupelo
105 North Madison Street
Corinth, MS 38835
JATC of Gulfport
2417 32nd Street
Gulfport, MS 39502
JATC of the Meridian Area
Meridian, MS 39302
Independent Electrical Contractors (“IEC”) Apprenticeships in Mississippi (Non-Union)
2814 Stage Center Drive
Memphis, TN 38134