YOUR CAREER AS AN ELECTRICIAN

When you choose a career in this exciting and evolving trade, you can be sure you’ve made a stable choice for your future.

A male electrician working on some electrical wires on a work bench.

A Day in the Life of an Electrician

When you choose a career in this exciting and evolving trade, you can be sure you’ve made a stable choice for your future.


MEDIAN INCOME

$58K


ANNUAL OPENINGS

2580


PROJECTED JOB GROWTH

6.8%


WHAT IS AN ELECTRICIAN?

Electricians install, maintain and repair electrical wiring, equipment and fixtures. They ensure that work is in accordance with relevant codes and may install or service streetlights, intercom systems or electrical control systems.

ARE YOU A GOOD FIT?

ELECTRICIANS POSSESS THESE QUALITIES:

  • PROBLEM-SOLVING
  • ADAPTABILITY
  • DEPENDABILITY

WHAT DO ELECTRICIANS DO?

Electrician equipment and technical diagrams.

Read blueprints or technical diagrams

Male electrician installs electrical wiring.

Install and maintain wiring, control and lighting systems

Female electrician inspects electrical components.

Inspect electrical components, such as transformers and circuit breakers

Male electrician using testing devices to identify electrical problems.

Identify electrical problems using a variety of testing devices

Electrician replaces electrical wiring and equipment using hand tools.

Repair or replace wiring, equipment or fixtures using hand tools and power tools

Electrician trains another worker to maintain electrical wiring in a circuit breaker box.

Direct and train workers to install, maintain or repair electrical wiring or equipment


EDUCATION & TRAINING

Check out the educational requirements for an electrician career.

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High school diploma or equivalent

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Apprenticeship


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