Frequently asked questions

Common questions about being an Electrician

What types of electricians are there?

There are two main types of electricians: linemen, who work outside with high-voltage grid power supply, and wiremen, who work with the lower-voltage domestic supply and usually work inside. Within each category, there are different specialties, but there is more variety for wiremen who can work in a range of different settings.

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How can I know if I am being paid fairly as an electrician?

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Where do electricians work?

Any location with electrical power will require electricians, including homes, residential properties and commercial buildings, as well as public buildings such as hospitals, schools and fire stations. There are also electricians working on oil rigs at sea, in remote locations maintaining the power supply and on building sites installing new circuits for buildings as they are being built.

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