Electricians install and maintain wiring in homes and businesses. Electricians are familiar with blueprints that locate circuit boards and outlets in order to repair or run electrical wiring. Knowledge of a variety of equipment is involved in the work, including tools, fuse boxes, and more difficult operations that have generators or transformers.
Electricians consist of four groups:
- Residential Wiremen (wiring for homes)
- Inside Wiremen (wiring for office buildings, airports, schools, commercial installations)
- Telecommunications (cable, phone, computer)
- Outside Linemen (wiring from powerplants to buildings and homes)
Electricians often are members of a national or local union that provide many benefits.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, growth in this career is expected to increase by 10% between 2018 and 2028.