TRADE SPOTLIGHT

Electricians 

What Electricians do?

Install, maintain, and repair electrical wiring, equipment, and fixtures. Ensure that work is in accordance with relevant codes. May install or service street lights, intercom systems, or electrical control systems.

Work Environment.

Electricians work indoors and outdoors, at homes, businesses, factories, and construction sites. Because electricians must travel to different worksites, local or long-distance commuting is often required. On the job site, they occasionally work in cramped spaces. The long periods of standing and kneeling can be tiring.

How to Become an Electrician.

This apprenticeship leads to the General Journeyman Electrician license. Inside electricians perform electrical installations, construction, maintenance, repair, and service. They work on electrical construction projects ranging from single-family residences to state-of-the-art industrial plants. They install conduits and wire lighting, switches, converters, and complex computerized systems.

Pay

The median annual wage for a journeyman was $55,190 in May 2019. Oregon Median is  $64,890 

Job Outlook

Employment of electricians projected to grow 9% nationally  & 13% percent from 2019 to 2029 in Oregon,  Job opportunities for qualified job seekers should be very good.

Further Information 

Please refer to DOL Link  or Contact Terry   or David