"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
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.
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