Electricians lay out, assemble, install, test, troubleshoot, and repair electrical wiring, fixtures, control devices, and related equipment in buildings and other structures.
They are employed by electrical contractors and maintenance departments of buildings and other establishments, or they may be self-employed.
Individuals working in these professions typically have an interest in mechanical processes and wiring. They must have a good attention to detail and be able to conduct precision work. These workers also need to have good physical mobility and be able to work in high places. Workers in this group must also be able to distinguish colours to work with colour-coded wiring.