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Electrician Job Overview

More than 519,000 people across the country work as electricians. The duties of this important job include working with wiring and electrical systems to make sure they are working safely and properly. The job also includes working on public projects, such as installing and repairing streetlights, fixing industrial intercom systems and working on commercial buildings to make sure the electrical work is done according to local and national safety codes.

Electricians can specialize in a specific area, such as working with motion picture or television studios to provide the lighting, or working in industrial settings. Those with experience in management can also work as electrical contractors, who oversee electricians on the construction job site. Electrical engineers design electrical layouts for buildings.

Electrician Job Education Requirements

An electrician at journeyman status must complete a program that lasts about four years. This program will include detailed safety information about working with live wires, along with training on how to correctly wire a variety of different fixtures and equipment. The programs usually require at least a high school diploma, and entrants must be at least 18 years old. Technical schools may also offer electrician programs, although these don't include an apprenticeship, so they won't provide as much hands-on training.

Electrician Job Market

According to statistics from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, electrician jobs will grow by almost 20 percent by 2022, which will add more than 224,000 openings. Since there are many buildings around the country that have outdated electrical systems and wiring, these will need rewiring services to meet new codes. As energy sources continue to transition, electricians play a vital role in transferring the energy to a switch and plug that people can use in their homes and businesses. Electricians may also want to go into more specialized and related roles like cable supervisor.

Electrician Job Salary Information

The median wage for electricians in the United States was $49,480 in 2012. Those in the highest range of pay made around $80,000 per year, while the lower end was closer to $30,000. Those who earn the most income usually work for motion picture studios and natural gas plants, where the work requires more physical labor and longer hours. Electricians working in bigger cities earn higher wages, as well those working in remote areas, such as cities in Alaska.

Those who specialize in a specific area of electrical work can usually earn more money as well. Electrician apprentices usually earn about 30-50 percent less than a fully trained electrician.
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Industrial Electrician - Chicago, IL - Leading supplier of specialty steel and forgings seeks to hire Industrial Electricians to support the strong demand for their products. The successful candidate will be an experienced Electrician with solid troubleshooting, maintenance and repair background in heavy industry. Must be open to working OT. Requirements for the Electrician High School diploma o...
COMMERCIAL / INDUSTRIAL CONTRACTOR LOOKING FOR JOURNEYMAN ELECTRICIANS, APPRENTICE ELECTRICIANS & LABORERS IN THE DEKALB AREA - 8 MONTH PROJECT. We are a well-established electrical company serving Chicago and the surrounding suburbs for the past 25 years. We are offering immediate, full time employment. Email resume to ***** or call 847-885-9600 Posting provided b...
Saint-Gobain, the world leader in the habitat and construction markets, designs, manufactures and distributes building materials, providing innovative solutions to meet growing demand in emerging economies, for energy efficiency and for environmental protection. Saint-Gobain is a welcoming, solid, open-minded company that offers long-term career opportunities. About CertainTeed Through the respo...
Saint-Gobain, the world leader in the habitat and construction markets, designs, manufactures and distributes building materials, providing innovative solutions to meet growing demand in emerging economies, for energy efficiency and for environmental protection. Saint-Gobain is a welcoming, solid, open-minded company that offers long-term career opportunities. About CertainTeed Through the respo...
Home of your dream job BASIN ELECTRIC POWER COOPERATIVE Basin Electric seeks to be an employer of choice. We want YOU to choose Basin Electric. Not only do we offer competitive salaries, we also offer an incredible benefits package. "Apprentice Substation Electrician (TSM) – Williston, ND • Journeyman Substation Electrician (TSM) – Williston, ND • Journeyman Lineman – Williston, ND • Lab Technicia...
Adecco is currently assisting a local client in recruiting for a Electrician and Maintenance Electrician job in Wyoming. These positions are both direct hire opportunities. Responsibilities include: Construct and Maintain all Electrical Systems in Safe Working Condition Perform and Oversee Maintenance and Construction Trouble Shoot and Repair Electrical Systems Other duties assigned by the Ma...
In and around the Bakersfield, Concord, and Stockton, CA areas Looking to hire Apprentice Electricians, Certified Electricians, and Service Techs for our fast growing company. The position includes a competitive compensation and full benefits package. Company vehicle to be provided to travel to job site. Apprentice Electrician Assisting the Journeyman electricians in the installation of electri...
State of Oregon Salem, OR, 97301
Description Benefits Supplemental Questions Position Summary ODOT14-0752OC - Salem A little about us: The mission of the Department of Transportation is to provide an efficient, safe transportation system that enhances Oregon's economic competitiveness and livability. The combined Region 1 and 2 Electrical Unit maintains traffic signal and highway illumination systems in the areas of the state ...
Saint-Gobain , the world leader in the habitat and construction markets, designs, manufactures and distributes building materials, providing innovative solutions to meet growing demand in emerging economies, for energy efficiency and for environmental protection. Saint-Gobain is a welcoming, solid, open-minded company that offers long-term career opportunities. About CertainTeed Through the resp...
Well established Company seeking experienced Electrician to travel with crew in the state of Florida. Company provides electrical maintenance, repair, and rewiring for commercial buildings. They take pride in offering efficient and high quality service! This company offers full time schedule and permanent employment. Absolutely no lay offs! Immediate Hire! Work out of the Orlando area with a crew...
Requires a High School diploma or graduation from a trade school or vocational school with courses in math. Requires courses in reading electricity information. The ability to read blueprints and plan modifications to electrical systems. The ability to troubleshoot electrical problems and find solutions to them. EXPERIENCE: Requires completion of three to four years Apprenticeship program or ...
Experienced electricians and apprentices needed! Experience and Skills: Experience in commercial and/or industrial setting Have reliable transportation Read blueprints, run and bend conduit, wire and terminate devices, and pull wire Performing quality control to identify hazards and defects Ensure compliance with codes Ability to push, pull, and lift heavy objects Follow instructions, work...
Experienced electricians and apprentices needed! Experience and Skills: Experience in commercial and/or industrial setting Have reliable transportation Read blueprints, run and bend conduit, wire and terminate devices, and pull wire Performing quality control to identify hazards and defects Ensure compliance with codes Ability to push, pull, and lift heavy objects Follow instructions, work...
Experienced electricians and apprentices needed! Experience and Skills: Experience in commercial and/or industrial setting Have reliable transportation Read blueprints, run and bend conduit, wire and terminate devices, and pull wire Performing quality control to identify hazards and defects Ensure compliance with codes Ability to push, pull, and lift heavy objects Follow instructions, work...
We are taking applications for Commercial Electrical Journeyman & Apprentices that are proficient in Reading Blue Prints, Bending Pipe, & Pulling Wire. The ideal candidates will possess: • MUST have current TDLR card • MUST have Basic Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) • MUST be able to speak & understand English • MUST have clean criminal background • MUST have basic tools of the trade • ...
Provide 4 years minimum verifiable electrician experience. Must be able to troubleshoot residential apartment wiring problems. Must be resilient and a team player. Must be a creative, aggressive self-starter. Able to work long hours if required. Must have legal authorization to work in the US. Pass drug and background tests. Pay is commensurate with experience. To apply please send in resu...
Experienced electricians and apprentices needed! Experience and Skills: Experience in commercial and/or industrial setting Have reliable transportation Read blueprints, run and bend conduit, wire and terminate devices, and pull wire Performing quality control to identify hazards and defects Ensure compliance with codes Ability to push, pull, and lift heavy objects Follow instructions, work...
Experienced electricians and apprentices needed! Experience and Skills: Experience in commercial and/or industrial setting Have reliable transportation Read blueprints, run and bend conduit, wire and terminate devices, and pull wire Performing quality control to identify hazards and defects Ensure compliance with codes Ability to push, pull, and lift heavy objects Follow instructions, work...
We are looking for Dallas area commercial service electricians. drug tested background checked must be legal US citizens. Commercial Driver's License to operate 65' bucket truck Job requirements: licensed Texas Electrician or sign electrician own hand tools dependable transportation (DFW metroplex) productive worker even in hot summer and cold winter temperatures clean driving record...
URS Corporation Cleveland, OH, 44114
Education/Experience Requirements: • Associates degree (A.A.) or equivalent from two year college or technical school • Ten (10) years related experience and/or training • Master Electricians License or Journeymen • Equivalent combination of education and experience. • Must maintain a valid state driver license and be qualified to operate government general-purpose vehicles. • Ability to rea...

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