Electricians install, maintain, and fix electrical wiring, fixtures, and switches in a variety of environments. The electrician featured in this video, Gary, works on the electrical systems on ships.
Generally, people learn to do this work through an apprenticeship program. Having a high school diploma or equivalent may be necessary.
The job outlook for this position looks good over the next 10 years, keeping in mind that geographical differences may exist.
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Electricians are typically employed by electrical contractors and large businesses. Some are self-employed. They may work inside or outside, and often in very tight places (especially when on a ship). The job can be physically demanding.
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Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook
Explore Careers, Labour Market Information, Government of Canada