There seems to be an increasing demand for specialized utility personnel these days, from plumbers, engineers, and more popularly from what I’ve heard in recent conversations, electricians.
It is as if all electrics have decided to give us a run for our money and decide to stop working as and when it pleases them, and usually, it is at the most inconvenient time of course, and sends our lives and schedules into a total spin.
Now, if there were to be an electrician handy within the family this problem might not seem as chaotic as we think. For some, this is an option, but for others like myself we have to rely on the professionals further out, in the village, the phone book or that come recommended by family members or friends (always the best source for a reliable engineer).
A career path.
If you or your children have ever been interested in studying a trade skill and electrician has come up, then this may just be the answer you have been looking for.
There is a degree qualification at the end of the tertiary education period, and in most cases an apprentice or hands-on job readily available as soon as they have completed the course due to the demand for electricians. See here https://www.thejobnetwork.com/the-need-for-electricians-is-on-the-rise/ for an interesting article that discusses this.
Yes, choosing the right course and following through is an essential component to the process, but there are a few key factors that help determine if this is the career choice suited for you, and what personality traits make this an ideal job.
Let’s take a quick look at what makes for a great electrician, tradesman, and service person.
5 Qualities of a good electrician.
- Schooling. Ideally, they would have needed to complete their schooling with subjects of English and Math preferable, but not completely necessary, although a certain amount of number calculating will be involved and thus it would only benefit you in the long run.
- People skills. Customer care and communication is the name of the game, you need to be able to be upfront about jobs and quotes, openly communicate any issues if they arise, and show attention to the job at hand as if it were your own home. Customers see this and it builds a lasting relationship for the future.
- Technical ability. Some jobs require more than one person others not, you need to be able to adapt to the task as well as easily work well in a team. This is even more important if you work for a large firm as it is likely the work contracts will be large and require a team of engineers.
Naturally, when it comes to having things done around the home or at our business premises we want the best in the business, nobody comes to win second place, do they? This is why it is vital to do your homework and see who comes recommended, who has the necessary qualifications, and who can deliver on what they say they will.
If you have been looking for a reputable firm in Gosford but have yet to find one that meets your needs, take a browse here and learn more about services being offered, reliability, and customer reviews that end with a smiling face. There is always someone right for the job, you just need to find your ‘fit.’
- Problem-solving. It may seem easy enough to say but too many times when a situation looks insolvable people can become stressed and flustered and in the end, nothing gets done. You need to think on your feet, be able to assess the problem, and come up with a safe and cost-effective solution to please the client.
- Certified. Checking they qualify is crucial too, it shows they have completed and have the knowledge of a course that clearly explains the rules and safety regulations of performing electrical work, and they are insured. It protects both parties should something unfortunate happen while on the job and your property.
Why become an electrician.
Some people, like myself, have no clue where to begin when it comes to electrical wiring, plugs, or sockets, and thus this career choice never even crossed my mind as a young child.
Then some were born to do the job, they have been winding wires together, making sparks, and building electrical toy cars and gadgets since they were allowed to rummage around in the garage, and fair play to them. It is a skill that is so necessary in today’s world.
There are plenty of perks to becoming an electrician, the most appealing to me (if this was something I was looking into) is the fact that you are rarely in the same place twice, or at least not with in the same year and this makes it interesting.
You meet new people, see new places, and each experience brings a small wealth of knowledge to your growing arsenal. Hands on practice, in my opinion, is the best way to learn.
As an electrician, and as your years in the industry increase, you have the option of starting your own firm, charging higher rates, or picking the jobs you like, thus it makes for great growth potential for you and you career.
Plenty of people were hesitant about choosing this path and have never looked back, with high success rates and constant work what have you got to lose? Read some of their comments about what it is like to be an electrician and hear both sides of the story.
Every industry is going to have its ups and downs, of course, and not every day of the year might be a complete joy, but if it brings income into the home, you get to see different locations then I’d say it is a win-win situation.
An electrician is a trade skill that has been around for years and is never out of demand.