Career Overview  

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. 

Skills and Abilities 

Primary skills include: analyze operation of malfunctioning electrical or electronic equipment; bend and install tubing and conduit; install electrical fixtures or components; install electronic power, communication, control, or security equipment or systems; install or replace meters, regulators, or related measuring or control devices; lay out , string and install electrical wiring for buildings, etc.; inspect electrical installation for code conformance; repair or replace electrical wiring, circuits, fixtures, or equipment; use low-voltage and high-voltage apparatus; follow safety procedures; read technical drawings and schematics. Other skills needed to become an electrician include manual dexterity, eye-hand coordination, physical fitness, and a good sense of balance. They also need good color vision because workers frequently must identify electrical wires by color. 

Salary Ranges (entry level --> experienced) 

$13.40 - $35.48 (hourly)
$27,870 - $73,800 (annual)