Helpers--Electricians

Also called: Electrical Apprentice, Electrician Apprentice, Electrician Helper

Career Cluster: Architecture & Construction
What they do:
Help electricians by performing duties requiring less skill. Duties include using, supplying, or holding materials or tools, and cleaning work area and equipment.
On the job, you would:
  • Strip insulation from wire ends, using wire stripping pliers, and attach wires to terminals for subsequent soldering.
  • Trace out short circuits in wiring, using test meter.
  • Measure, cut, and bend wire and conduit, using measuring instruments and hand tools.
KNOWLEDGE

Safety and Government
  • public safety and security
Engineering and Technology
  • building and construction
  • mechanical
Education and Training
  • teaching and course design
Business
  • customer service
  • management
SKILLS

Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • talking to others
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
ABILITIES

Attention
  • pay attention to something without being distracted
Hand and Finger Use
  • hold or move items with your hands
  • keep your arm or hand steady
PERSONALITY

People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.

They do well at jobs that need:
  • Attention to Detail
  • Dependability
  • Achievement/Effort
  • Integrity
  • Cooperation
  • Stress Tolerance
TECHNOLOGY

You might use software like this on the job:

Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel
Office suite software
  • Microsoft Office software
Word processing software
  • Report generation software
EDUCATION


high school diploma/GED or certificate after high school
usually needed
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JOB OUTLOOK

New job opportunities are less likely in the future.

Salary:
High: $55,900.00
Median: $38,340.00
Low: $29,970.00
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