Users in this career have rated it a 2.4 in terms of their own personal satisfaction with the career. This figure represents an average taken from the responses of 188 MyPlan.com users during registration.
Users were asked to rate their happiness in their current occupation as being either "Very Happy" (4), "Happy" (3), "Mixed / Neutral" (2), "Not Happy" (1), or "Miserable" (0).
Users in this Career Group
There are 475 users in this career group. They represent 11 different countries. You can see the list of users in this career group by clicking on one of the links below. You can also join this career group simply by selecting your current status and clicking "Add Me."
If you are afraid of hard work, this isn't the career for you. You will sweat, curse, and bleed; but when the lights all come on it is worth it. It is an excellent career and only here lately has finding a job in this field become a problem. Pay is decent with lots of room for improvements. It is a dangerous job but the dangers are known and avoidable; at least in most cases.
I would recommend this as a career for anybody, but especially for women. As a woman, I find it easy to combine work and family life while making a fairly decent wage. If I had it to do over again, I would definately do it again at a younger age. Some of the positives about being an electrician is that you can work a Monday through Friday schedule, and be home in time to make dinner. You make a fairly decent wage starting at around $9.00 hrly for an unskilled apprentice to over $16.00 as a journeyman electrician. Some of the negative aspects is that you might have to spend some time working outdoors in foul weather. You also might have to use a "Port-A-Potty" which might not be the cleanest.