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Top 300 Careers, 12th Edition by Editors at JIST

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Electricians

(O*NET 47-2111.00)

Significant Points
  • Job opportunities should be good, especially for those with the broadest range of skills.
  • Most electricians acquire their skills by completing an apprenticeship program usually lasting four years.
  • About 79 percent of electricians work in the construction industry or are self-employed, but there also will be opportunities for electricians in other industries.
Nature of the Work

Electricians install and maintain all of the electrical and power systems for our homes, businesses, and factories. They install and maintain the wiring and control equipment through which electricity flows. They also install and maintain electrical equipment and machines in factories and a wide range of other businesses. ...

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