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At a GlanceOther Job Titles: Construction electrician, service/maintenance technician Salary Range/Pay: $30,420-$82,930; Median $49,840 Education/Training Required: Technical training school and 4-year formal apprenticeship program Desired Skills/Aptitude: No color blindness, troubleshooter, critical thinker, communication skills Certification/Licensing: All states require licensure Locations with Best Opportunities: Texas, California, New York, Florida, Illinois Employment Outlook: Expected growth 23% through 2020 (faster compared to average) Opportunities for Advancement: Specialization and learning more skills opens up greater opportunities; can advance to master electrician with more education and experience
What an Electrician DoesStructures used for residential and commercial purposes all have electrical wiring for lights, climate control, alarm systems, appliances, and whatever else draws current. The electrician is in the middle of construction projects and installs wiring to provide the required power feed based on specifications provided by the building designer. Some of their usual job tasks include:
- Using testing meters and devices to isolate electrical troubles
- Practicing strict adherence to local building regulations and code
- Reading and understanding blueprints and applying those specifications to their work
- Supervising other apprentices
- Inspecting, installing, and repairing other electrical components such as circuit breakers and transformers