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Hi, for school I need to do a career research project, and I chose an electrician. For part of the project I need to interview an electrician, and not knowing any it would be helpful if someone would be willing to answer my questions. I tried to keep them from being very personal, but it's kinda hard to get 15 of them.
If you can answer them please send an email to me at [email protected] with the answers, if you want you can answer them in the thread. If there's a question you don't want to answer that's fine

1) What is your job title?
2) What do you do at your job?
3) Do you work for a contracting company, self employed, etc?
4) What are your hours?
5) What is the starting pay for your job?
6) How does the pay increase for your job?
7) Are there chances to advance in this career?
8) What are you’re working hours?
9) Are you happy with those hours?
10) Is your job stressful?
11) What is your favorite part about the job?
12) What do you dislike the most about the job?
13) Are there any high school courses that would help with this job?
14) Are electricians in demand in your area?
15) Would you recommend this career to anyone?
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Hey Bryce.

I'll have a stab at your questions. I work for myself but will answer the questions from the point of an employee, better reflects the trade I think.

1. Approved Electrician
2. I design, install, commission, and maintain many different types of electrical systems and equipment.
3. I work for a company.
4. My hours are 7.30 - 5.30, monday to friday and 7.30 - 1.00 on saturdays.
5. The best place to look is the JIB website, these rates are only a guide but you can base your survey on them.
6. The pay increases with time served and knowledge gained through exams passed. Again view the JIB website.
7. Yes. From starting out as an apprentice you move up the ladder through the grades to Approved Electrician and from there you can run your own business or further your career by doing a degree or moving into design.
8. Same as 4.
9. Yes.
11. Switching on for the first time at the end of a large installation.
12. Not being able to finish a job because of another trade.
13. Not sure about courses but doing well in physics will help.
14. At the moment no because of the credit crunch.
15. I would yes.

Hope this helps you out a bit.:)


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Thanks it helps a lot, was starting to get worried I wouldn't meet the due date. Didn't notice that 4 and 8 were the same either sorry.

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