Install, maintain, and repair electrical wiring, equipment, and fixtures. Ensure that work is in accordance with relevant codes. May install or service street lights, intercom systems, or electrical control systems.
Sample of reported job titles: Electrician, Maintenance Electrician, Journeyman Electrician, Inside Wireman, Control Electrician, Electrician Technician, Industrial Electrician, Journeyman Wireman
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Education and Training
Most Electricians learn the trade through an apprenticeship program, which is required in most states. Apprentices enter into an agreement with an employer, who provides supervised on-the-job training. At the same time, the apprentice attends classroom training. Most electrical apprenticeships require four years of combined education and work experience.
In New Hampshire, Electricians are regulated by the Bureau of Electrical Safety and Licensing in the Department of Safety. Apprentices must complete four years (8,000 hours) of experience and 150 hours each year of education in electricity. After completing the apprenticeship, they may take the Journeyman examination. Journeyman electricians must have one year (2,000 hours) of practical experience to be eligible for the Master Electrician examination. Journeyman and Master Electricians must complete a 15-hour code course once every three years.
Interests (Holland Code): RIC
Career Cluster: Architecture and Construction
Electricians work indoors and out, in nearly every type of facility. Almost all electricians work full time, which may include evenings and weekends. Although the work is not as dangerous as some other construction occupations, common risks include electrical shocks and burns, cuts, and falls.
Additional Information Sources**
Joint Apprenticeship and Training
IBEW Local 490
Office of Apprenticeship
US Department of Labor
National Fire Protection Association
International Code Council
To Find a Job
Contact the nearest NH Employment Security office or go online to www.nhes.nh.gov
* New Hampshire Occupational Employment and Wages, September 2012. Wage estimates based on surveys through May 2011, adjusted to June 2012.
** Inclusion of this information is intended to provide a convenient resource for research, but in no way constitutes an endorsement for any organization; nor is the list all-inclusive.
NH Employment Projections, base year 2010 to projected year 2020
Occupational Outlook Handbook 2010, Bureau of Labor Statistics
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Economic and Labor Market Information Bureau
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