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Also called: Apprentice Electrician, Electrical Apprentice, Electrician Helper, Electrician's Helper

What they do:
Help electricians by performing duties requiring less skill. Duties include using, supplying or holding materials or tools, and cleaning work area and equipment.
On the job, you would:
  • Measure, cut, and bend wire and conduit, using measuring instruments and hand tools.
  • Trace out short circuits in wiring, using test meter.
  • Strip insulation from wire ends, using wire stripping pliers, and attach wires to terminals for subsequent soldering.


Arts and Humanities
  • English language
Engineering and Technology
  • mechanical
  • building and construction
  • customer service
Math and Science
  • physics


Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • talking to others
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it


Hand and Finger Use
  • hold or move items with your hands
  • put together small parts with your fingers
Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • order or arrange things


People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Attention to Detail
  • Dependability
  • Innovation
  • Concern for Others
  • Integrity
  • Self Control


You might use software like this on the job:

Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel
Office suite software
  • Microsoft Office software
Word processing software
  • Report generation software


Education: (rated 2 of 5)
high school diploma/GED or
certificate after high school
usually needed

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