What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?
Electrician in St. Louis:
"That it had more equal opportunities to learn and make more."
Electricians get low pay and there is nearly no opportunity for good employment.
Electrician in Phoenix:
New electricians will work at least three times as hard as older electricians or journeyman and receive less than half of the praise, in general. You're expected to WANT to learn the trade, more than just know something. You should be punctual and most importantly teachable.
Electrician in Shelton:
"The Economy Is A Grave Factor In Work Availability."
Wait 5 to 10 years and get into computer type of employment instead. Even boat repair but not housing related and even commercial work is still low in pay as the market has been flooded by the residential electricians.