Electrician

Contributor & Maker

Potential salary $110,000

Electrician

Electricians work to make sure that all power and electrical systems are properly functioning. They install, maintain and repair the wiring and equipment to make sure a homeowner, tenant, or business has power. Electricians must make sure that all of their products are up to code and safe. As contributors and makers, electricians use their skills to make lives easier for others. They must be strong problem-solvers, time-managers, and very detail-oriented. They must also be physically dexterous, knowledgeable on electrical systems, and hold mathematical skills. Their main responsibilities include installing electrical systems ie. lights, switches, motors etc., repairing electrical systems, and inspecting electrical systems to identify issues. They also record installations, repairs, and other work-in logs, as well as reading technical diagrams and blueprints. Electricians must complete an apprenticeship and an electrician certificate. Job growth for electricians is projected at 10% between 2018 and 2028.

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