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Electrical Apprentice, Electrician Apprentice, Electrician Helper, Electrician's Helper

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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:
  • Strip insulation from wire ends, using wire stripping pliers, and attach wires to terminals for subsequent soldering.
  • Trace out short circuits in wiring, using test meter.
  • Measure, cut, and bend wire and conduit, using measuring instruments and hand tools.


Engineering and Technology

  • building and construction
  • mechanical

Safety and Government

  • public safety and security


  • customer service
  • management

Education and Training

  • teaching and course design


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
  • keep your arm or hand steady


  • pay attention to something without being distracted


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
  • Achievement/Effort
  • Integrity
  • Cooperation
  • Stress Tolerance


You might use software like this on the job:

Spreadsheet software

  • Microsoft Excel Hot Technology

Office suite software

  • Microsoft Office software Hot Technology

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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Job Outlook

Below Average
New job opportunities are less likely in the future.
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