What they 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.
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What do they typically do on the job?
- Prepare sketches or follow blueprints to determine the location of wiring or equipment and to ensure conformance to building and safety codes.
- Place conduit, pipes, or tubing, inside designated partitions, walls, or other concealed areas, and pull insulated wires or cables through the conduit to complete circuits between boxes.
- Work from ladders, scaffolds, or roofs to install, maintain, or repair electrical wiring, equipment, or fixtures.
Career interests describe the perspectives and interests of people who enjoy the type of work involved in this career.
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People who want to pursue this career have knowledge in these areas.
Engineering and Technology
Building and construction
Math and Science
Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics
Whether you have received formal training or not, these types of abilities are helpful in this career.
Hand and Finger Use
Put together small parts with your fingers
Keep your arm or hand steady
Ideas and Logic
Notice when problems happen
Make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
Listen and understand what people say
Communicate by speaking
Pay attention to something without being distracted
People who want to pursue this career have skills in these areas.
Listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
Talking to others
Noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
People and Technology Systems
Thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one
Figuring out how a system should work and how changes in the future will affect it
Work values describe how your core beliefs align with those commonly needed for this career.
Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to work on their own and make decisions. Corresponding needs are Creativity, Responsibility and Autonomy.
Occupations that satisfy this work value offer supportive management that stands behind employees. Corresponding needs are Company Policies, Supervision: Human Relations and Supervision: Technical.
Occupations that satisfy this work value are results oriented and allow employees to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment. Corresponding needs are Ability Utilization and Achievement.
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Data for NSI career cards comes from the following: Idaho Department of Labor, US Bureau of Labor Statistics, O*NET, MyNextMove, and Career OneStop