Electrical Power-Line Installer and Repairer

Career Overview

Electrical power line and cable workers construct, maintain and repair overhead and underground electrical power transmission and distribution systems. Make sure to use the search box to find Nick's video!


Completing a two-year college program in an electronics-related area may make an applicant more valuable. The completion of an on-the-job apprenticeship program may be necessary to be a lineman.

Salary Expectations

Low End:
High End:
$35,000 /yr
$60,000 /yr
$88,000 /yr

Recommended Courses

  • Math
  • Electronics
  • Communication
  • Trade-related courses
  • Technology - as much as possible!
Work Environment

Lineman typically work for power or telecommunication providers. This work may require working in bad weather conditions. In addition, it may be very physically challenging. You may be climbing utility poles to great heights!

Future Outlook

The job outlook for this position looks good over the next 10 years, keeping in mind that geographical differences may exist.

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook
Explore Careers, Labour Market Information, Government of Canada