Based on 1,977 responses, the job of Electrician has received a job satisfaction rating of 3.8 out of 5. On average, Electricians are highly satisfied with their job.
Q: What is it like working as an Electrician?
Make sure you are going to receive a minimum of forty hours a week.
"Requires long periods away from family."
Dont do the military side if you have any other option. This job takes you to combat zones gives you anxiety and ruins relationships. Bad life choice. When you get out all your training I useless.
"Everyone can be relpaced? False."
Gain as much knowledge as possible, when attemping each task; take your time; think of every variable; be positve of every choice you make.... Know that a good electrician is hard to find.
"I like that we aren't constantly doing the same thing."
Pros: I like that your always learning something new each day and constantly moving. Different work envoirnment not like the typical job.
Cons: My least favorite about my job is the travel time to get to each job site it can take up to 2 hours for our commute.
"How competitive it is."
Do something else, market is way under payed.
"Pay rate as tradesman."
Don't get stuck doing domestic electrical it's hard work and low pay.
"The hrs required for the field can be extreme with callouts."