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what kind of benefits come with the job of electrician?

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Alex’s Answer

'Benefits' is very broad term, to some it can mean simply pay, to some it means vacation and/or paid leave, some it may mean health insurance, 401k savings, it depends an what you consider 'benefits'.

"Electrician" according to Wikipedia;

An electrician is a tradesperson specializing in electrical wiring of buildings, transmission lines, stationary machines, and related equipment. Electricians may be employed in the installation of new electrical components or the maintenance and repair of existing electrical infrastructure.
Median pay (annual): 60,040 USD (2021), 51,880 USD (2015)
Median pay (hourly): 24.94 USD (2015)
Entry level education: High school diploma or equivalent
Projected 10-year growth: 14% (2014) .

I think the important thing to consider is knowing it is a skilled trade, like welder, mason, or iron worker. Skilled trades are in high demand as evidenced by the Wikipedia results showing median pay of 60k and the 10 year job growth rate of 14%.
It does not require a college degree. Entry to becoming an electrician can be done through vocational school or a union apprentice
ship.
I feel strongly that should you choose a career path as an electrician, in a relatively short period of time you will find access to jobs that offer benefits that are most important to your needs.

Alex recommends the following next steps:

Explore a local 2 year vocational school that provides training for skilled trades.
Complete your high school education and graduate or complete a GED . No high school diploma or GED can be a show stopper for entry into your next job.
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Raymond’s Answer

It all depends on what you do as an electrician if you start your own business obviously you choose your benefits but if you join a small company they could have so-so coverage you have to talk to the employer about that before you are hired. In the construction industry unions give out the best benefits but there are companies out there have decent benefits for their employees you just have to ask those questions.
Thank you comment icon Loved reading this, thanks! carlos
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