An electrician is one who installs and maintains electrical power for lighting systems, communication systems, wiring and control systems, and appliances. They are qualified to inspect electrical components like circuit breakers and transformers and use various testing equipment to identify electrical problems and would be expected to repair or replacement equipment or wiring. There are basically two types of electricians. One type is residential, which typically works in private homes or new home construction. The other type is an inside electrician that works most often in factories or businesses with larger electrical systems.

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Electricians work indoors and outdoors, at homes, businesses, factories, and construction sites. Because electricians must travel to different worksites, local or long-distance commuting is often required. On the jobsite, they occasionally work in cramped spaces

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Electrical Engineering