Electricians rate their professional happiness 3.0 out of 5 stars, according to a CareerExplorer survey. This places them in the bottom 29% of professional happiness. Despite this, most electricians are content with their job, especially those who specialize in electrical repair. Becoming an electrician does not require a university degree, and apprentices can start earning money right away by providing electrical repair services. The most difficult part of the job is dealing with new problems that require strong problem-solving skills.
Electricians enjoy a good work-life balance, with weekends off and early evenings. In the past, electricians have been more popular among men than women. Whether an electrician receives sick pay depends on the region and company they work for. Some electricians are not satisfied with their job, and have to work until the official retirement age or even beyond.
Working as an electrician involves physical labor, but it does not require much mental stress and has short working days. Electricians should make sure they want to stay in the profession for a long time to avoid any issues. It is important to find a job that brings happiness instead of money. I know many electricians who have had this problem, and I would hate for anyone else to feel that way.