Specialization on electrical wiring of buildings, machines and stationary is done by an electrician. Electricians are equipped with the knowledge and skill of handling electrical wiring of buildings, stationery and machinery. The course done by an electrician is electrical engineering which he applies in solving electrical related issues. Aside from pursuing electrical engineering so as to be an electrician they can also have a high school diploma.
A high school diploma includes the following programs in order to be an electrician and they are fundamental, practical courses and physical science. Math fundamental requires one to be good in algebra while physical science requires one to have an understanding particularly in physics of electrical current and finally practical courses offer courses such as automotive mechanics, electronics wood shop to be fully complete as an electrician. The above areas will result in getting the high school diploma which is then followed by vocational programs or apprenticeship. After undergoing an apprenticeship or vocational program then an electrician applies for a license.
During application of a license the following is required; test scores that demonstrate knowledge of NEC and state building codes, relevant fees, proof of having the required amount of experience in electrical trade and proof of apprenticeship completion. Depending on the area of specialization then the roles and responsibilities of an electrician are determined. One of the electrician’s role is to test completed circuit and forming electrical circuits by connecting electrical wires to components and fixtures
The other role of an electrician is planning the electrical system for new buildings including the best position for electrical outlets, heating outlets, ventilation systems and light fixtures. New and existing buildings are installed wiring, lighting and control systems which is in accordance with municipal codes as the other role of electricians. Reading and interpretation of architect blueprints, circuit diagrams and other technical documents is also done by an electrician.
Electricians specialize in certain areas such as wiring of ships, mobile platforms, data, cable and airplanes. Courses like electrical engineering can be specialized as it’s a broad course. Due to the work load of electricians their physical presence is ultimately required. Activities that are required by an electrician’s presence is lifting of supplies, climbing ladders and lifting tools. In their work electricians bend, squat and kneel.
When choosing an electrician there are some factors that are considered and they include; interpersonal skills, knowledge of safety codes, character traits, business ethics and intellectual ability. In terms of business understanding there are basics business skills that are required and they are time management, customer service and personal service, clerical abilities and working with a team or people management. Active listening, communication skills, observation skills and empathy and instructing fall under interpersonal skills.