Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers
What they do: Install or repair cables or wires used in electrical power or distribution systems. May erect poles and light or heavy duty transmission towers.
- state Avg. Salary $$$$$$87,996Download Career Flyer
What do they typically do on the job?
- Adhere to safety practices and procedures, such as checking equipment regularly and erecting barriers around work areas.
- Drive vehicles equipped with tools and materials to job sites.
- Open switches or attach grounding devices to remove electrical hazards from disturbed or fallen lines or to facilitate repairs.
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
Arts and Humanities
Education and Training
Teaching and course design
Safety and Government
Public safety and security
Whether you have received formal training or not, these types of abilities are helpful in this career.
Hand and Finger Use
Keep your arm or hand steady
Hold or move items with your hands
Use your arms and/or legs together while sitting, standing, or lying down
Quickly change the controls of a machine, car, truck or boat
Ideas and Logic
Notice when problems happen
Use rules to solve problems
Exercise for a long time without getting out of breath
People who want to pursue this career have skills in these areas.
Listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
Keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements
Noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
People and Technology Systems
Figuring out how a system should work and how changes in the future will affect it
Thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one
Work values describe how your core beliefs align with those commonly needed for this career.
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 allow employees to work on their own and make decisions. Corresponding needs are Creativity, Responsibility and Autonomy.
Occupations that satisfy this work value offer job security and good working conditions. Corresponding needs are Activity, Compensation, Independence, Security, Variety and Working Conditions.
Does this sound like something you'd like to do?
1. Do some research
- Identify how your interests, values, and strengths match this occupation
- Talk to someone who works in this field or spend a day job shadowing
- Use the colleges and training directory to explore programs related to this career
2. Plan your next move
Data for NSI career cards comes from the following: Idaho Department of Labor, US Bureau of Labor Statistics, O*NET, MyNextMove, and Career OneStop