Career Overview

Electricians install, maintain, and fix electrical wiring, fixtures, and switches in a variety of environments. Make sure to use the search box to find videos of Josh and Gary to learn more about what electricians do.


Generally, people learn to do this work through an apprenticeship program. Having a high school diploma or equivalent may be necessary.

Salary Expectations

Low End:
High End:
$31,000 /yr
$54,000 /yr
$90,000 /yr

Recommended Courses

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

Electricians work indoors and outdoors in nearly every type of facility. Almost all electricians work full time, which may include evenings and weekends. Although the work is not as dangerous as other construction occupations, potential injuries include electrical shocks and burns, cuts, and falls.

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