Career Details

Electrician

Career Overview

Electricians install, maintain, and fix electrical wiring, fixtures, and switches in a variety of environments.

Education

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

Recommended Courses

  • Math
  • Electronics
  • Trade-related courses
Future Outlook

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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Work Environment

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. The job can be physically demanding.

Schools
References

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook

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