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Helpers--Electricians

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

Where in the military? In the military: see titles from the Army, Marine Corps, or Navy.

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.

Knowledge

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

Skills

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

Abilities

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

Personality

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

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Word processing software
  • Report generation software
Data base user interface and query software
  • Recordkeeping software

Education

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

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Job Outlook

Bright Outlook
New job opportunities are very likely in the future.
Salary
$27,670
per year, on average
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