YOUR CAREER AS AN ELECTRICIAN

YOUR CAREER AS ANELECTRICIAN

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 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.

Wage Range

$34K - $91K

Annual Openings

3040

Projected Job Growth

5.5%

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?

Read blueprints or technical diagrams

Install and maintain wiring, control and lighting systems

Inspect electrical components, such as transformers and circuit breakers

Identify electrical problems using a variety of testing devices

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

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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