Electrical workers install, maintain and repair electrical power, communications, lighting and control systems in homes, businesses and factories.
Electrical workers work indoors and outdoors in nearly every type of facility. Almost all electricians work full time, which may include evenings and weekends. The work can be dangerous and potential injuries include electrical shocks and burns, cuts and falls.
Electrical workers learn their trade through a registered apprenticeship program that is usually cost free to the student. A high-school diploma or equivalent is required to begin your apprenticeship and career in the trade. Most states require electricians to be licensed.