When it comes to careers, one needs to look at options that are not only in demand, but also pay well. Thankfully electricians will always be in demand and, as the world continues to become more and more dependent on electricity, the demand will continue to grow. As with every profession, there are certain skills that individuals inherently have and also acquire throughout their training that are unique.
When it comes to electricians whose job is to maintain electrical circuits, wire electrical parts, maintain fuses, and much more, there are many skills that electricians need to possess and gain.
Becoming an electrician is a rewarding career however there are many skills that they need to have to complete their job. Below are some skills that electricians should have and also skills that they will acquire throughout their training.
What skills should aspiring electricians already have or work on?
1. Dexterity – most electricians will be in situations where they need to be swift and sure about what they are doing. Having good dexterity will aid in fixing electrical issues faster and efficiently.
2. Balance – Since many issues occur in very tight or precarious spots, electricians will often need balance to work on complicated areas and reach difficult spots.
3. Good physical health – standing for long periods of time, kneeling, and constant movement is often needed when working on the job so electricians should strive to keep in good physical health.
4. Hand eye coordination – this is a vital skill that goes without saying. If you are working with your hands you need to have good coordination so you don’t make any mistakes.
What skills will electricians acquire through training?
1. Math – extensive math skills are needed for the electrician to accurately calculate how much a certain voltage will be as well as a variety of other important measurements that will need to be taken while on the job.
2. Drawing – most people wouldn’t know this from the start, but you will need, or will learn how, to draw circuit diagrams and other diagrams for much more extensive and higher level jobs that are required by electricians.
3. Extensive electrical knowledge – knowing how circuit boards work, how different components play various parts, how to wire, and much more are all different things that electricians will learn.
4. Code regulation knowledge – there are a variety of regulations and safety practices that need to be followed by electricians and knowing what all of them are and being familiar with them is crucial to ensuring that the job is properly done.