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PHOTOVOLTAIC TECHNICIAN: This Trade Is Sort Of A Mix Between Roofer And Electrician

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Michael is a Photovoltaic Technician; he installs and maintains solar panels. He shares how he got his job and what he's learned. In oder to do this type of work one has to know lots of different trades, from computing, plumbing, mechanics to electrical, because they're all used as part of the job.

Job Title: Photovoltaic Technician

Job Summary: Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers

Job Description

Line installers and repairers install or repair electrical power systems and telecommunications cables, including fiber optics.

On-the-Job Training

Long-term on-the-job training

Certification Requirement
Recommended by the National Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee.

Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
National Statistic Change Location
$35,000 - $85,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
10 to 20 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Full-time, Long hours, Irregular
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Office, Travel, Outdoor, Home, Physically demanding
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Problem solving skills, Teamwork, Technical skills, Strength/stamina

Educational Path

Education requirement
Education Requirement
High school degree
Professional Degree
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