5 Work Activities Specifically Performed By Electricians Read blue prints to plan installation of electrical equipment. Install conduit, lighting, switches, panel and breakers, and pull wire for these circuit. Test and troubleshoot electrical systems to diagnose and repair problems. Follow federal,state, and local electrical and building codes.
9 Preparation and Training Most electricians learn their Skills through apprenticeship training programs. Apprenticeship programs consist of three to five years on-the-job training. In addition, each year you receive at least 144 hours of classroom training. Classroom subject include: electrical theory, codes, math, blueprint reading and safety practices. Other preparations consist of: Taking courses at a professional technical school or two year colleges. Receiving informal on-the-job training from an experienced electrician. Trainees learn to install conduit, connect wires, and test circuits. Training usually last for several years. Military training is another options, in which you may earn credit for previous work experiences when you enter a civilian apprenticeship program.