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ELECTRICIAN: I'm Good At Math & I Like Working With My Hands

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David describes his work as an Electrician, providing power to homes and making sure all of the essential appliances are working properly. After receiving a bachelor's in Speech Communication, David decided to learn a trade to earn better money. He picked the profession of Electrician because it allows him to use his brain, as well as his hands.

Degree: Speech Communication
Job Title: Electrician

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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Apprenticeship

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

Quick Facts

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

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m='12685'>sure</span> <span m='12990'>you can</span> <span m='13290'>use your</span> <span m='13910'>refrigerator</span> <span m='15590'>and</span> <span m='15770'>all</span> <span m='15900'>of your</span> <span m='16270'>video</span> <span m='16550'>games</span> <span m='16865'>and</span> <span m='17180'>your</span> <span m='17500'>computers.</span> <span m='18300'>I</span> <span m='18370'>make</span> <span m='18580'>sure</span> <span m='18780'>those</span> <span m='19060'>things work.</span> </p><p><span m='20680'>I</span> <span m='20820'>work</span> <span m='21080'>in</span> <span m='21170'>the</span> <span m='21260'>union.</span> <span m='21920'>So</span> <span m='22200'>if a</span> <span m='22540'>job comes up,</span> <span m='22960'>I</span> <span m='23140'>report</span> <span m='23340'>to</span> <span m='23620'>the</span> <span m='23720'>union</span> <span m='24120'>hall</span> <span m='24540'>and</span> <span m='25150'>they</span> <span m='25300'>call us</span> <span m='25690'>by</span> <span m='25860'>name</span> <span m='26330'>and</span> <span m='26410'>then</span> <span m='26560'>we</span> <span m='26670'>go</span> <span m='26860'>out</span> <span m='27010'>to</span> <span m='27120'>that</span> <span m='27330'>job.</span> <span m='27620'>But</span> <span m='27730'>if</span> <span m='27820'>you</span> <span m='27910'>don't</span> <span m='28090'>work</span> <span m='28320'>through</span> <span m='28470'>the</span> <span m='28600'>union,</span> <span m='29180'>it's</span> <span m='29400'>up</span> <span m='29520'>to</span> <span m='29640'>you</span> <span m='29920'>to</span> <span m='30030'>get</span> <span m='30170'>your</span> <span m='30410'>jobs--</span> <span m='30910'>word</span> <span m='31170'>of</span> <span m='31250'>mouth</span> <span m='31840'>or</span> <span m='32030'>advertising,</span> <span m='33260'>whatever.</span> <span m='34600'>That's</span> <span m='34850'>a</span> <span m='34900'>little</span> <span m='35090'>bit</span> <span m='35250'>different.</span> <span m='36100'>But</span> <span m='36500'>as</span> <span m='36620'>far</span> <span m='36830'>as</span> <span m='36920'>me,</span> <span m='37350'>I</span> <span m='37490'>go</span> <span m='37630'>to</span> <span m='37680'>the</span> <span m='37780'>union</span> <span m='38160'>hall</span> <span m='38380'>and</span> <span m='38650'>they</span> <span m='38905'>dispatch me</span> <span m='39160'>to</span> <span m='39260'>jobs.</span> </p><p><span m='40630'>I</span> <span m='40925'>did</span> <span m='41220'>graduate</span> <span m='41660'>from</span> <span m='41770'>high</span> <span m='41960'>school.</span> <span m='42390'>I</span> <span m='42480'>graduated</span> <span m='42950'>from</span> <span m='43080'>college</span> <span m='43500'>also.</span> <span m='44385'>But</span> <span m='44750'>a</span> <span m='45220'>few</span> <span m='45420'>of</span> <span m='45460'>my</span> <span m='45570'>friends</span> <span m='45970'>said,</span> <span m='46320'>first</span> <span m='46700'>you get</span> <span m='47150'>your degree,</span> <span m='47380'>then</span> <span m='47540'>you</span> <span m='47720'>learn</span> <span m='48130'>a trade.</span> <span m='48430'>So</span> <span m='49060'>I</span> <span m='49180'>decided</span> <span m='49620'>to</span> <span m='49690'>get</span> <span m='49850'>into</span> <span m='51140'>being</span> <span m='51320'>an</span> <span m='51390'>electrician</span> <span m='51970'>because</span> <span m='52530'>I'm</span> <span m='52790'>good</span> <span m='52980'>at</span> <span m='53080'>math,</span> <span m='53490'>I</span> <span m='53830'>like</span> <span m='54000'>working</span> <span m='54260'>with</span> <span m='54390'>my</span> <span m='54550'>hands,</span> <span m='55190'>and</span> <span m='55400'>I'm</span> <span m='55490'>not</span> <span m='55670'>sitting</span> <span m='55890'>behind</span> <span m='56170'>a</span> <span m='56230'>desk</span> <span m='56510'>all day.</span> </p><p><span m='57490'>My</span> <span m='57610'>major</span> <span m='57880'>was</span> <span m='58150'>speech</span> <span m='58280'>communication</span> <span m='59030'>in</span> <span m='59110'>college,</span> <span m='59770'>and</span> <span m='60690'>you</span> <span m='60830'>can</span> <span m='60930'>do</span> <span m='61410'>all</span> <span m='61580'>sorts</span> <span m='61870'>of</span> <span m='61950'>things</span> <span m='62200'>with</span> <span m='62350'>that--</span> <span m='62450'>human</span> <span m='63490'>resources,</span> <span m='64790'>business.</span> <span m='65850'>You</span> <span m='65990'>can</span> <span m='66340'>take</span> <span m='66750'>that</span> <span m='66910'>degree</span> <span m='67180'>and go</span> <span m='67230'>to</span> <span m='67460'>law</span> <span m='67660'>school</span> <span m='68010'>if</span> <span m='68120'>you</span> <span m='68240'>like.</span> <span m='68880'>But</span> <span m='69230'>with</span> <span m='69580'>what</span> <span m='69780'>I</span> <span m='69840'>want</span> <span m='70030'>to</span> <span m='70080'>do</span> <span m='70250'>with it,</span> <span m='70650'>I don't</span> <span m='70720'>make</span> <span m='70900'>a</span> <span m='70960'>lot</span> <span m='71130'>of</span> <span m='71180'>money.</span> <span m='71630'>So</span> <span m='71860'>that's</span> <span m='72090'>why</span> <span m='73110'>I</span> <span m='73270'>wanted</span> <span m='73610'>to</span> <span m='73730'>learn</span> <span m='73920'>a</span> <span m='73990'>trade.</span> <span m='74860'>Make</span> <span m='75070'>your</span> <span m='75170'>money</span> <span m='75440'>first,</span> <span m='75970'>and</span> <span m='76160'>then</span> <span m='76440'>do</span> <span m='76560'>what</span> <span m='76810'>you</span> <span m='76890'>love</span> <span m='77110'>to</span> <span m='77190'>do</span> <span m='77430'>later.</span> </p><p><span m='78920'>If</span> <span m='79120'>I</span> <span m='79230'>could</span> <span m='79400'>do</span> <span m='79570'>it</span> <span m='79640'>all</span> <span m='80020'>over</span> <span m='80310'>again</span> <span m='80860'>and</span> <span m='81080'>go</span> <span m='81250'>back</span> <span m='81480'>to</span> <span m='81570'>high</span> <span m='81770'>school,</span> <span m='82480'>I</span> <span m='82590'>would</span> <span m='82760'>say</span> <span m='82850'>to</span> <span m='82930'>myself</span> <span m='83560'>not</span> <span m='83980'>to</span> <span m='84090'>procrastinate.</span> <span m='85480'>Find</span> <span m='85770'>what</span> <span m='85960'>I</span> <span m='86020'>want</span> <span m='86250'>to</span> <span m='86300'>do</span> <span m='87010'>and</span> <span m='87290'>get</span> <span m='87510'>to</span> <span m='87770'>it</span> <span m='88060'>ASAP.</span> <span m='89020'>Don't</span> <span m='89440'>sit</span> <span m='89650'>there</span> <span m='90300'>like,</span> <span m='90570'>well,</span> <span m='90710'>I</span> <span m='90770'>want</span> <span m='90970'>to</span> <span m='91010'>do</span> <span m='91180'>this,</span> <span m='91490'>and</span> <span m='91600'>I</span> <span m='91640'>want</span> <span m='91830'>to</span> <span m='91880'>do</span> <span m='92100'>this.</span> <span m='92240'>No,</span> <span m='92550'>no,</span> <span m='92730'>no--</span> <span m='92990'>you</span> <span m='93160'>pick</span> <span m='93380'>your</span> <span m='93480'>major,</span> <span m='93850'>you</span> <span m='94040'>go</span> <span m='94310'>after</span> <span m='94680'>it.</span> <span m='95050'>If</span> <span m='95180'>you</span> <span m='95280'>want</span> <span m='95440'>to</span> <span m='95490'>do</span> <span m='95620'>something</span> <span m='95850'>else,</span> <span m='95940'>you</span> <span m='96330'>make</span> <span m='96540'>sure</span> <span m='96710'>you</span> <span m='96860'>finish</span> <span m='97210'>with</span> <span m='97380'>that</span> <span m='97650'>first</span> <span m='98150'>and</span> <span m='98300'>then</span> <span m='98500'>go</span> <span m='98650'>on</span> <span m='98830'>to</span> <span m='98930'>the</span> <span m='99050'>next</span> <span m='99340'>thing.</span> <span m='100160'>That's</span> <span m='100790'>the</span> <span m='100870'>only</span> <span m='101040'>thing</span> <span m='101230'>I</span> <span m='101280'>would</span> <span m='101420'>change</span> <span m='102530'>if</span> <span m='102670'>I</span> <span m='102750'>could</span> <span m='103030'>go back</span> <span m='103330'>into</span> <span m='103630'>high school.</span> </p>","file":{"id":311469,"video_id":"2844370121001","name":"1455-David-Electrician1","duration":104815,"thumbnail_url":null}});