Electrical Technician

An electrical technicians professional title can be dubbed electrical troubleshooter because one of the most important aspects of this job is testing and trying to figure out why electrical equipment or wiring may not be functioning properly. However troubleshooting is not the only duty of an electrical technician. They also help electrical engineers to develop test and install new electrical equipment. The most common employers of electrical technicians are companies which manufacture items that are run by electricity power companies the construction industry and some electrical technicians are self-employed or work for small companies. Some of the main responsibilities of this job include repairing replacing and installing electrical components ensuring that electrical systems are working properly through regular maintenance checks and testing electrical systems and wiring to ensure it has been installed properly. An electrical technician normally works 40 hours per week but the hours may not be during regular business hours because when emergencies occur or repairs are needed during the nighttime hours or on weekends electrical technicians must be available. According to Ehow.com electrical technicians must have a high school diploma or a GED plus two years of training. However for some positions an associates degree may substitute for actual experience. Careers.stateuniversity.com reports that the median salary for an electrical technician is $46310 per year.

Education Required: High School Diploma & Specialized Training
Avg Salary: $46310
High Salary: $56310
Low Salary: $36310
Tasks: Troubleshoots electrical problems.
Helps develop new electrical equipment.
Installs electrical components.
Performs maintenance check-ups on systems.
Also Called: Electronic Technician
Electrical Engineering Technician
Engineering Technician
Electricity Technician
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