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Have you ever experienced a blackout? This is when electric current stops flowing to your home. When this happens, electricians are the ones who fix the problem. Electricians work in homes, offices, and buildings of every type. They install and repair electrical alarms, switches, wiring—you name it! Electricians need to be skilled with tools and to know a lot about electricity. You can learn these skills from high school, military training, junior college classes, or an apprentice program. Afterward you will have the skills and knowledge to become an electrician.

Career Voyages: Electricians
Install, maintain, and repair electrical wiring, equipment, and fixtures.

Without these workers, there would be no lights, no computers, and no TVs plugged into our walls.

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Whether it's a blown fuse or a more complicated problem, such as a faulty wiring system in your house, electricians are the people to call.

Electrical engineer (feature alternative energy)

Suppose that you are building a new stadium. The lights, retractable roof, and scoreboard all run on electrical energy. So does the heating, cooling, and security systems. All of these features are designed by an electrical engineer. Electrical engineers plan and construct all kinds of electrical systems. To become an electrical engineer you need to be an excellent math and science student. The best electrical engineers go through four-year programs in college. After the training, get ready for an exciting career!

Electrical Engineer
Electrical engineers design new and better electronics. They also test equipment and solve problems.

Engineering Technician
Engineering technicians solve technical problems. Some help engineers and scientists do research and development.

Electrical Engineer
Electrical Engineers design, plan, research, evaluate and test the operation and performance of electrical and electronic equipment.