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Photo: Electrician students at Herzing College in Toronto (2019)
Updated June, 2021.
Exactly what kinds of work or areas of specialty can you purse after electrician training? Is there more to this trade than routine wiring installation and repairs?
Absolutely. After you've completed electrician training, there are a wide range of career paths open to you. It all depends on your individual strengths, preferences, and career goals.
What kind of environment do you want to work in? Are you fixed on avoiding outdoor work? Are you especially interested in electronics, computers, renewable energy, or telecommunications?
In this post, we're comparing electrician career paths to help you see what's out there.
Certain paths require additional training. Others are directly related to the skills you'll learn in a typical construction and maintenance electrician program.
Here's a look at some of your top options, plus some helpful information on training.
Updated February 2021
With the construction industry booming and large numbers of older workers retiring, the time is right to begin a career in the skilled trades.
While there is currently high demand for many occupations related to construction, new grads still have to compete for great jobs.
So, choosing to learn two trades is an excellent strategy for maximizing your opportunities in the job market.
In today's competitive job market, having expertise in a secondary trade can really increase your job options.
Building a diverse skillset makes you eligible for a much wider range of employment opportunities, giving you better chances for finding which career path works best for you.
This is why combined trades training could be your best choice at pre-apprenticeship college.