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Curtis is in his first year as an apprentice electrician. He shares what a typical day looks like in his field and says there's a lot more than just dealing with electricity, like bending pipe. Curtis lets us know that knowing math is important in this field.

Job Title: Apprentice Electritian

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='13640'>little</span> <span m='13810'>bit</span> <span m='13970'>of</span> <span m='14150'>bus ducts,</span> <span m='14990'>some</span> <span m='15340'>stuff</span> <span m='15515'>that</span> <span m='15690'>journeymen</span> <span m='15999'>usually</span> <span m='16309'>do.</span> <span m='17170'>So</span> <span m='17300'>you</span> <span m='17360'>could</span> <span m='17520'>see</span> <span m='17690'>just</span> <span m='17910'>about</span> <span m='18130'>anything.</span> </p><p><span m='18980'>There's</span> <span m='19130'>a</span> <span m='19190'>lot</span> <span m='19390'>more</span> <span m='19570'>things</span> <span m='20000'>that</span> <span m='20570'>are</span> <span m='20920'>involved</span> <span m='21380'>with</span> <span m='21840'>being an</span> <span m='21960'>electrician</span> <span m='22760'>besides</span> <span m='23320'>just</span> <span m='23690'>the</span> <span m='23780'>electrical</span> <span m='24310'>part.</span> <span m='25060'>When</span> <span m='25290'>bending</span> <span m='25390'>pipe,</span> <span m='25630'>you</span> <span m='26110'>have</span> <span m='26310'>to</span> <span m='26790'>know</span> <span m='27030'>the</span> <span m='27140'>exact</span> <span m='27530'>angles</span> <span m='27950'>of</span> <span m='28060'>what</span> <span m='28240'>you're</span> <span m='28600'>bending,</span> <span m='28840'>and</span> <span m='29080'>how</span> <span m='29260'>many</span> <span m='29440'>inches,</span> <span m='29850'>and everything.</span> <span m='30250'>If</span> <span m='30370'>you're</span> <span m='30510'>off</span> <span m='30810'>a</span> <span m='30910'>quarter of</span> <span m='31290'>an inch,</span> <span m='31580'>the</span> <span m='31870'>pipe's</span> <span m='32180'>not going to</span> <span m='32619'>fit.</span> </p><p><span m='33400'>Everything</span> <span m='33670'>has</span> <span m='33850'>to</span> <span m='33960'>look</span> <span m='34230'>good,</span> <span m='35506'>and</span> <span m='35930'>it</span> <span m='36120'>pays</span> <span m='36440'>well,</span> <span m='36960'>and</span> <span m='37200'>good</span> <span m='37380'>hours.</span> <span m='38520'>I</span> <span m='38610'>like</span> <span m='38810'>to</span> <span m='38900'>work</span> <span m='39120'>with</span> <span m='39250'>my</span> <span m='39430'>hands,</span> <span m='39810'>so</span> <span m='40320'>this</span> <span m='41380'>entire</span> <span m='41840'>job</span> <span m='42260'>is</span> <span m='42370'>you're</span> <span m='42490'>working</span> <span m='42820'>with</span> <span m='42990'>tools,</span> <span m='43600'>building</span> <span m='43830'>things,</span> <span m='44220'>for</span> <span m='44360'>the</span> <span m='44460'>most</span> <span m='44760'>part.</span> <span m='45610'>Challenging-wise,</span> <span m='46130'>it</span> <span m='46550'>is</span> <span m='46730'>that</span> <span m='46900'>you</span> <span m='46980'>have</span> <span m='47100'>to</span> <span m='47190'>think.</span> <span m='47520'>It's</span> <span m='47690'>not</span> <span m='47870'>just</span> <span m='48150'>throw</span> <span m='48430'>it</span> <span m='48500'>in</span> <span m='48600'>there,</span> <span m='48790'>it has</span> <span m='49010'>to</span> <span m='49120'>look</span> <span m='49350'>good,</span> <span m='49580'>it</span> <span m='49630'>has</span> <span m='49810'>to</span> <span m='49890'>be</span> <span m='50460'>accurate.</span> </p><p><span m='51722'>If you want to be an</span> <span m='52120'>electrician,</span> <span m='52445'>the</span> <span m='52770'>field of math</span> <span m='53265'>is going to be</span> <span m='53760'>very</span> <span m='53970'>important,</span> <span m='54280'>because</span> <span m='54590'>you</span> <span m='54920'>have</span> <span m='55225'>to</span> <span m='55530'>apply</span> <span m='55930'>and</span> <span m='56130'>take the</span> <span m='56220'>written</span> <span m='56500'>test,</span> <span 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