Updated June, 2021
Good electricians will always be in demand. Talented “sparkies” are respected for their intelligence, problem-solving abilities, and technical knowledge.
However, it takes several years of training and hard work to become an electrician. And life on-the-job isn't always easy.
Do you have what it takes? Is this the right trades career for you?
In this post we put together the most common pros and cons of becoming an electrician. Salary, working conditions, certification requirements, job safety, cost of training—we cover it all.
Find out if electrician is a good fit for you, and what steps to take next.