Electrician: Main Duties and Responsibilities (01:34)
David Lewis is a retired owner of an electrical business. Responsibilities of this job include installing new electric systems and troubleshooting any problems.
Electrician: Career Beginnings (01:47)
Lewis began learning the trade in his early 20s. He has worked for many contractors and acquired his journeyman's license before moving into the commercial and industrial fields. He got his master's license and started his own business.
Electrician: Keys for Success (01:11)
Good work ethic and good character are important for this career. Have pride in the job and understand the importance of safety.
Electrician: Education and Certification Requirements (02:32)
A person learning this trade will start as an apprentice with the potential to become a journeyman. A master's license provides freedom to work in any are of electricity. A strong understanding of math is required to work in this field.
Electrician: Workplace Atmosphere (01:26)
An electrician could work in a home, an industrial environment, or outdoors. Work hours vary.
Electrician: Advice for Aspiring Pros (01:29)
Lewis encourages young people to develop a strong work ethic. Communication skills are important in this field.
Electrician: A Day on the Job (01:49)
Lewis describes what a day could look like for an apprentice or journeyman.
Electrician: Industry Goals and Services (00:51)
Recent advances in alternative energy have changed the electricity industry.
Electrician: Industry Challenges (00:59)
As a business owner, Lewis had trouble finding employees that could pass a drug test. Changing technology requires constant learning.
Electrician: Looking at the Future (01:16)
Lewis predicts electricians will be need in the expanding space industry. He emphasizes the rewards and challenges of this career. There is always demand for electricians.
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