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Electricians at a Glance

Electricians use their knowledge of electric currents to build and fix systems for building controls, solar power, energy storage, smart lighting, and industrial processes. Work is done in homes, commercial buildings, factories, and other large structures. Electricians must be licensed, typically following a three- to five-year apprentice program, and they need to understand basic algebra, trigonometry, and geometry to make calculations on the job.

A Day in the Life | Logan

Age: 22
Job: Electrician
Free Time: Boxing, basketball, girlfriend.
Proud of: Started career at 17. Problem solving.

$34,300 Starting Pay
$79,700 5-Year Pay
Importance of Technical School
Low High
Specialized Training/Advancement
Low High
Outdoor Work
Low High
Workplace Risk/Danger
Low High
Schedule Flexibility
Low High

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