Electricians specializing in construction work primarily install wiring systems into new homes, businesses, and factories, but they also rewire or upgrade existing electrical systems as needed.
Electricians work with blueprints when they install electrical systems. Blueprints indicate the locations of circuits, outlets, load centers, panel boards, and other equipment. Electricians must follow the National Electrical Code and comply with State and local building codes when they install these systems.Electricians work both indoors and out; at construction sites, in homes, and in businesses or factories. Work may be strenuous at times and include bending conduit, lifting heavy objects, and standing, stooping, and kneeling for long periods of time. When working outdoors, they may be subject to inclement weather conditions.
Most electricians learn their trade through apprenticeship programs. These programs combine on-the-job training with related classroom instruction.
Electricians held about 656,000 jobs in 2004. Employment of electricians is expected to increase as fast as average for all occupations through the year 2014.
US Bureau of Labor Statistics- Occupational Outlook Handbook