An electrician is a tradesman specializing in electrical wiring of buildings, transmission lines, stationary machines, and related equipment. Electricians may be employed in the installation of new electrical components or the maintenance and repair of existing electrical infrastructure.
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Tools of the Trade
What Electricians Love About Their Trade
It's a great lifestyle.
New challenges every day.
Not Customer Facing
Variety of Tools
Not Hard on Body
Are able to work up within their small teams.
One of the highest demand trades. Recession proof demand.
Very low startup cost and high likelihood of success.
You go into it making good money while your friends work crap jobs or go to college accumulating debt. By the time you're a journeyman you're 22 making more than $60k a year with no debt.
Think of the potential. Especially if you're smart and save money from day 1.
Its good satisfying work. I always feel very fulfilled at the end of a job. I built that!
The electrical trade is a bit difficult at first, but is very rewarding. I always feel accomplished after a big job. I also recommend going union. The union helps you to find a job to allow you to work and learn at the same time. Since the program is run by workers, they understand the needs of the apprentices.
Hours are good, money is great, and you will be learning all the time. It is a great trade. They will always need electricians.
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