Home » February Asked & Answered: The Life of an Electrician

To better understand the life of an Electrician, we should start with where you might find one.

Knowing where they are explains a lot about who they are and what interests them. If asked, most would probably say you can find an Electrician on any construction site or in a service van.

The real answer is…anywhere you would find electricity, you will find an Electrician.

In fact, you can find crews of full time “In-house” Electricians in places you would never consider such as hospitals, schools, stadiums, airports, local, state, and federal complexes, as well as manufacturing plants, fulfillment centers, and data centers. If you look hard enough you will also find them in hotels, convention centers, malls, amusement parks, and at your local utility company…and the list goes on.

The point is simple…crews of Electricians work to construct a new building and crews of Electricians work to maintain it. Can you imagine being one of those Electricians and the things you would see and the people you would meet in your career? The problems you would encounter, the solutions you would develop, the changes you would experience, and the advancements in technology you would be exposed to all affect your core being. What a dynamic set of circumstances that must be for you.

As we ponder the idea of you being one of those Electricians, let’s also think about what it took to get you there.

How much training did you receive and in what fields? Was it math, science, code, and safety? Was it in the classroom and on the job? Was it in the evenings and on the weekends? Answers… a lot of it and yes, yes, yes.

Until next time…let’s imagine what life is for you when you’re not building, repairing, maintaining, problem solving, and troubleshooting. I would think that’s an even more exciting topic.

Mike Basham, VP of IEC Chesapeake Education Department (and Electrician)

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