Electricians install, maintain, and repair electrical power, communications, lighting, and control systems.
Almost all electricians work full time. Work schedules may include evenings and weekends. Overtime is common.
Most electricians learn through an apprenticeship, but some start out by attending a technical school. Most states require electricians to be licensed.
The median annual wage for electricians was $56,900 in May 2020.
Employment of electricians is projected to grow 8 percent from 2019 to 2029, much faster than the average for all occupations. Homes and businesses continue to require wiring, and electricians will be needed to install the necessary components.