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  • In this technological age, electricians literally keep things running.  From installation to inspection to maintenance and repair, electricians handle electrical wiring and control systems in an sturcture with power.

  • Ask yourself do you like to....

    • Give attention to detail and precision?

    • Think mathematically & creatively?

    • Find solutions to bring old systems up-to-date?

    • Work with mechanical things and think about what makes them tick?

    •  Figure out plans and use tools to solve problems?

    •  Work with your hands?

    …then a career as an Electrician might be for you.

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  • About electricians

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  • What electricians do What electricians do

    • Install and repair wiring, lighting, and framework
    • Run electric tests and inspections
    • Repair generators and electric controllers
    • Troubleshoot and repair electrical systems
  • Working conditions Working conditions

    • Residential and/or commercial sites
    • Indoor and/or outdoor
    • Sometimes work in inclement weather
    • Work at high elevations
    • Cramped spaces
  • Where electricians work Where electricians work

    • Residential construction
    • Commercial construction
    • Manufacturing
     
  • Work schedule Work schedule

    May include some

    • Evenings
    • Weekends
    • Holidays
    • Over-time
  • Career path

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  • What it takes to become an electrician What it takes to become an electrician

    Education/Training
    • High school diploma or equivalent is required.
    • Apprenticeship
    • Two-year trade or vocational school (*online programs available in some areas)
  • Skills needed Skills needed

    • Team player
    • Hand/eye coordination
    • Color vision - to identify color of wires
    • Ability to troubleshoot
    • Analytical thinking
    • Ability to work on feet all day
    • Ability to lift up to 50lbs
    • Communication skills
    • Customer service skills