Electrician

Salary Information:
$13.40 (entry level) - $35.48 (experienced) / hourly

What it is:
If you’re into sound systems, robotics or tinkering with wires, you should think about a career as an electrician.  Electricians install and maintain all of the electrical power systems for our homes, businesses and factories.

Work Environment:
As an electrician, you are able to work on every type of project and at almost all phases of the construction process.

Education Opportunities:
High school programs, technical schools, community colleges, registered apprenticeships and industry training.

Qualifications:
Manual dexterity, physical fitness, good color vision to recognize different wires, aptitude for math, and ability to work with others

 


FUN FACTS:

  • Electricians can make, on average, almost $48,120 per year!
  • Electricians are essential for parts of any type of occupied building.
  • Electricians typically require training through either certified programs or apprenticeships.
  • Electricians are in high demand in the construction industry.