Electricians install, maintain, inspect and repair electrical fixtures, wiring systems and control equipment inside homes, businesses and industrial buildings. From reading blueprints, to connecting renewable energy sources, to planning the layout and installation of entire electrical systems and components, there is plenty of variety to keep electricians busy.

Compensation Information

Work Conditions

Both indoor and outdoor, nearly every facility type

Skills Needed

Strong math, reading, spatial ability, manual dexterity

Relevant Classes

  • Algebra

  • General math

  • Science

  • Technology

Education and Training

  • 5-year apprentice program

  • 8,000 hours of on-the-job training

  • 900 classroom hours

Are you ready to see what a career as an Electrician has to offer?