Building Electricians

Military Career

General Information

Description

Building electricians install, support, and troubleshoot electrical wiring systems. They ensure that electrically operated equipment and services are maintained in top running condition and in compliance with safety standards.

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Work Environment

Building electricians usually work indoors while installing wiring systems. They work outdoors while installing transformers and lightning rods.

Workplace at a Glance

What you can expect to experience while on the job

  • Responsibility
  • Exposure to job hazards
  • Physical activity
  • Decision making
  • Repetitiveness
  • Level of competition
  • Time pressure

Comparable Industries

  • Building Equipment Contractors
  • Employment Services
  • Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
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Military Outlook

Service Branches

Jobs in this career field may be available in other service branches. Call or email a particular branch for more info.

  • Army
  • Marine Corps
  • Navy
  • Air Force
  • Coast Guard

Military Status

  • Enlisted
    • Hands-on/specialized
    • High school diploma required

Military Workforce

Building Electricians in the Military

7,075

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Salary

Average Salary

$58,491

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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • Post-secondary certificate 59%
  • High school 17%
  • Bachelor's degree 7%
  • Less than high school 7%
  • Some college 4%
  • Associate's degree 3%
  • Master's degree 0%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Post baccalaureate 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • First professional degree 0%

Military training

All enlisted service members complete basic military training, which includes time spent in a classroom and in the field, and covers tactical and survival skills, physical training, military life and customs, and weapons training. Job training for building electricians consists of classroom and on-the-job instruction, including practice in the installation and repair of electrical wiring systems. Training content may include: Fundamentals of electricity and electronicsElectrical circuit maintenance and troubleshootingSafety proceduresTechniques for wiring switches, outlets, and junction boxes

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Knowledge

  • Building and Construction
  • Mechanical
  • Mathematics
  • Design
  • Customer and Personal Service

Skills at a Glance

Skills helpful in this career

  • Verbal skills
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Equipment operation & maintenance
  • Math & science skills
  • Technology design & control
  • Leadership
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