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ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR: Operates The Departments of Management And Logistics

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This electrical contractor began her career because of an enjoyment in physics and mathematics. Daily responsibilities include operating the departments of management and logistics.

Degree: Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
Job Title: Electrical Contractor

Job Summary: Electricians

Job Description

Electricians install and maintain electrical systems in homes, businesses, and factories. Almost every building has an electrical system that is installed during construction and maintained after that. Electricians do both the installing and maintaining of electrical systems.

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Additional Info

Most states require licensure. Requirements vary by state. Contact your state's licensing agency for more information.

Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
National Statistic Change Location
$30,000 - $80,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
20 to 30 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Indoor, Physically demanding, Office
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Leadership ability, People skills, Problem solving skills, Technical skills

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m='14870'>an electrical</span> <span m='15350'>engineer.</span> </p><p><span m='17750'>It's</span> <span m='18230'>kind</span> <span m='18580'>of</span> <span m='18930'>unusual</span> <span m='19520'>for</span> <span m='19720'>females.</span> <span m='20695'>I</span> <span m='21170'>don't know</span> <span m='21645'>how I really</span> <span m='22120'>got into that.</span> <span m='22595'>I was</span> <span m='23070'>good at</span> <span m='23545'>math and</span> <span m='24020'>physics</span> <span m='24970'>back in</span> <span m='25445'>the day.</span> <span m='26560'>Now,</span> <span m='27170'>not</span> <span m='27400'>so</span> <span m='27530'>much,</span> <span m='27910'>because I don't</span> <span m='28110'>remember</span> <span m='28470'>much</span> <span m='28690'>of that.</span> <span m='29260'>Now I</span> <span m='29490'>do</span> <span m='29570'>mostly</span> <span m='29920'>management,</span> <span m='32030'>logistics</span> <span m='32610'>kind</span> <span m='32790'>of</span> <span m='32860'>stuff,</span> <span m='33160'>who</span> <span m='33656'>goes</span> <span m='34152'>where,</span> <span m='35144'>who</span> <span m='35640'>does what,</span> <span m='37128'>materials,</span> <span m='38120'>things</span> <span m='38616'>like</span> <span m='39112'>that.</span> </p><p><span m='41096'>If</span> <span m='41592'>I</span> <span m='42088'>could</span> <span m='43080'>suggest</span> <span m='44072'>something</span> <span m='44568'>to</span> <span m='45064'>people</span> <span m='45560'>out there</span> <span m='46560'>in</span> <span m='47050'>the</span> <span m='47120'>job</span> <span m='47410'>market</span> <span m='48960'>trying</span> <span m='49330'>to figure</span> <span m='49680'>out what</span> <span m='49830'>they're going to</span> <span m='50190'>do</span> <span m='50320'>with</span> <span m='50450'>their</span> <span m='50570'>lives,</span> <span m='52850'>do</span> <span m='52970'>something</span> <span m='53300'>you</span> <span m='53390'>enjoy.</span> <span m='56160'>Once</span> <span m='56510'>you</span> <span m='56590'>start</span> <span m='56960'>with</span> <span m='57080'>something,</span> <span m='58530'>after</span> <span m='58840'>awhile,</span> <span m='59470'>get</span> <span m='59590'>a</span> <span m='59640'>feeling</span> <span m='60010'>for</span> <span m='60330'>it.</span> <span m='60540'>If you</span> <span m='60770'>enjoy</span> <span m='61120'>it</span> <span m='61550'>and it's</span> <span m='61770'>something</span> <span m='62560'>you</span> <span m='62880'>think</span> <span m='63040'>you</span> <span m='63130'>can</span> <span m='63260'>do</span> <span m='63400'>for</span> <span m='63520'>the</span> <span m='63570'>rest</span> <span m='63790'>of</span> <span m='63840'>your</span> <span m='63930'>life,</span> <span m='64220'>stick</span> <span m='64629'>with</span> <span m='64890'>it.</span> <span m='65960'>Don't</span> <span m='66440'>go</span> <span m='66550'>after</span> <span m='67060'>the</span> <span m='67150'>prestige</span> <span m='67990'>or</span> <span m='68150'>the</span> <span m='68240'>money</span> <span m='69050'>or</span> <span m='69100'>anything</span> <span m='69400'>like</span> <span m='69640'>that,</span> <span m='69990'>because,</span> <span m='70230'>at the</span> <span m='70620'>end of</span> <span m='70875'>the</span> <span m='71130'>day,</span> <span m='71450'>this is your</span> <span m='71770'>whole life that</span> <span m='71950'>you're talking</span> <span m='72220'>about</span> <span m='72520'>what</span> <span m='72670'>you</span> <span m='72750'>have</span> <span m='73010'>to do</span> <span m='73265'>day</span> <span m='73520'>by</span> <span m='74020'>day by</span> <span m='74200'>day.</span> <span m='78830'>And</span> <span m='79140'>I</span> <span m='79340'>am an</span> <span m='79880'>electrical</span> <span m='80560'>contractor</span> <span m='81580'>in</span> <span m='81750'>New</span> <span m='81960'>York City.</span> 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