Want to become an electrician?

Are you thinking of becoming an electrician? Find out if electrician is the right job for you. Get answers to the following questions: What does an electrician do? What personality traits do electricians have? Will robots replace electricians? How much does an electrician earn and is it a job in high demand?

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What does an electrician do?

An electrician's work consists of attaching, installing, maintaining and repairing electric wiring and equipment. An electrician really is a collective name for various positions in the field of electricity and equipment. These positions can vary in terms of level and target group (type of customers). What all these positions do have in common is that you need to examine things, requiring logical thinking. Sometimes by means of complicated diagrams or floor plans. Additionally, you often work with equipment and your hands. Plus you will go to lots of different places. Finally, it's a position that demands a procedural and reliable working method. You often can't afford to make any mistakes, and the risks can be significant.


What personality traits do electricians have?

There are two characteristics many electricians have in common. Electricians are often highly inquisitive (score highly in the INVESTIGATIVE category) and prefer manual labour (score highly in the REALISTIC category). Do you have the same personality? Perhaps the profession of electrician would suit you.

Curious which professions are characterised by the same two personality traits as electricians? Go to the career choice profiles. Here you can find professions with the same profile. But you can also find professions with other characteristics. Which professions do you like and which professions don’t appeal?



Will robots replace electricians?

Many jobs will be replaced by robots. How robot-proof are electricians? The chances of robotisation of an electrician’s activities amount to 15%. This means that there is a LOW CHANCE that the tasks and activities performed by electricians will be taken over by robots and smart software within the next 20 years.


Electrician Vacancies and Salary

Want to find out what you can expect from your next career move as an electrician? How much does an electrician earn and is it a job in high demand? You can find out the average annual salary and current vacancies at Adzuna. Adzuna collects all the vacancies for electricians in one place and has the largest collection of live salary data.

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