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Career and Education Opportunities for Electricians

In general, electricians install, maintain, and repair electrical wiring, equipment, and fixtures. They also ensure that work is in accordance with relevant codes.

Select a state from the map below to find education opportunities to begin your Electrician career.


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Electrician video from the State of New Jersey Dept. of Labor and Workforce Development

Electricians repair or remove wiring, equipment, and fixtures, using hand tools and power tools. They also test electrical systems and continuity of circuits in electrical wiring and fixtures, using testing devices such as ohmmeters and oscilloscopes, to insure compatibility and safety of system. Equally important, electricians have to use a variety of tools and equipment such as power construction equipment and testing equipment including oscilloscopes and test lamps. They are often called upon to work from ladders and roofs to install, maintain or repair electrical wiring and fixtures. They are expected to assemble and maintain electrical or electronic wiring, equipment and fixtures, using hand tools and power tools. Finally, electricians direct and train staff to install or repair electrical wiring and fixtures.

Every day, electricians are expected to be able to articulate ideas and problems. They need to listen to and understand others in meetings. It is also important that they visualize how things come together and can be organized.