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Install, maintain, and repair electrical wiring, equipment, and fixtures. Ensure that work is in accordance with relevant codes. May install or service street lights, intercom systems, or electrical control systems.


  • Job opportunities should be good, especially for those with the broadest range of skills.
  • Most electricians acquire their skills by completing an apprenticeship program usually lasting 4 years.
  • About 79 percent of electricians work in the construction industry or are self-employed, but there also will be opportunities for electricians in other industries.


Personality I'm hands on
Salary $49,320/yr ($24.66/hr)
Job Outlook Bright
Education Some college, no degree