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Building Electricians

Architecture & Construction

Work Environment

Building electricians usually work indoors while installing wiring systems. They work outdoors while installing transformers and lightning rods.

  • Military Status

    Enlisted

  • Average Military Salary

    $58,491

Overview

Building electricians install, support, and troubleshoot electrical wiring systems. They ensure that electrically operated equipment and services are maintained in top running condition and in compliance with safety standards.

Military Training

All enlisted service members complete basic military training, which includes time spent in a classroom and in the field, and covers tactical and survival skills, physical training, military life and customs, and weapons training. Job training for building electricians consists of classroom and on-the-job instruction, including practice in the installation and repair of electrical wiring systems. Training content may include:

Helpful Attributes

  • Ability to use hand tools
  • Interest in electricity
  • Preference for doing physical work

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