We surveyed 5,024 electricians to better understand the work environment and required skills of a typical electrician. Here are the results.
How much intelligence is required as an electrician?
Working as an electrician typically doesn’t require the use of high levels of intelligence in daily tasks.
Can I learn to become an electrician?
A career as an electrician typically depends predominantly on qualities you can gain through experience, with a small aspect of skills you are born with.
Is it easy to get a job as an electrician?
It’s typically not very difficult to find a job as an electrician. If you’re curious about the numbers, check out the job market for electricians.
Do electricians work full-time or part-time?
88% of electricians work in full-time roles while 12% work part-time.
Is being an electrician stressful?
Stress is not uncommon amongst electricians, with daily work sometimes being quite demanding.
Is being organized important as an electrician?
Some level of organization is generally required to be an electrician.
How competitive is the workplace for electricians?
Electricians see mild competition in their workplace.
Does being an electrician require frequent time pressure to complete tasks?
Electricians will see frequent time pressure on the job, likely contributing to an occasionally stressful work environment.
Are electricians allowed to express themselves creatively?
Electricians rarely get a chance to express themselves creatively.
Do electricians have control over the direction of their work?
Electricians tend to have a set and inflexible work schedule that they are unable to deviate from too much.
Is being an electrician physically demanding?
Being an electrician requires significant physical work, and is not a career for those unable to perform continuous and/or strenuous physical activity.
Are electricians exposed to a wide variety of work?
While sometimes repetitive, electricians tend to have opportunities for variety in their work.
Does being an electrician require attention to detail?
As in many careers, attention to detail is quite helpful for electricians.
Does being a good electrician require compassion and empathy?
The ability to be compassion and empathetic isn't considered fundamental to success as an electrician.