Electricians, such as police officers, firefighters, and deep-sea anglers, are the front line of hazardous work. An electrician is in a stressful situation if they are assigned hazardous jobs or if they need to complete a complicated task faster than usual. According to our research, 92% of electricians say that their work is not stressful. However, it's worth noting that everyone mentioned that it depends on the type of task they're doing or the work they're doing at the time, so it's worth looking at it in more detail.
Unfortunately, with demand comes stress, and electricians are no exception. Electricians have a great responsibility and must be aware of the industry's constantly changing codes and regulations. According to an article published last year in Electrical Review*, you're not alone. As expected, the main causes of these mental problems were financial concerns, tensions with customers or suppliers, and dealing with a heavy workload.
While more than half of electricians respond affirmatively to being stressed, there are also some who clearly thrive in the electricity sector. Many of the mental stressors can be dramatically reduced as you advance your career as an electrician. The risk of suffering physical stress is greater for those who work in construction or maintenance jobs that involve manual labor, such as electricians. My opinion on this subject is mostly anecdotal, since I work among colleagues and as an electrician.
Aside from that, as is recommended for all professions, electricians must maintain a minimum of a healthy lifestyle to maintain their jobs. Being an electrician involves some physical strain on the body and some periods of work can also be mentally stressful. I started to think that being an electrician isn't too stressful, in my opinion, and it seems that a lot of my colleagues agree with me. However, this made me want to know if I've been lucky and what other electricians think about the race in terms of stress levels.
And the overall function of being an electrician supervisor can also greatly influence the amount of stress you experience. In general, there are much more stressful jobs, so I think that the article that started it (in which being an electrician is described as a job with a higher than average level of stress) is not accurate, but I suppose it depends on the person, their role as an electrician and their personality type. One of the most important things an electrician should do is to familiarize themselves with standard safety guidelines related to electricity, such as electrical codes and regulations. While some electricians realize that they have physical problems early in retirement, many electricians manage to maintain optimal physical health throughout their years of working in the trade.
Overall, most electricians said that they were satisfied with their wage levels and work environment, but reported that they weren't very satisfied with their work and that they didn't feel that their work was meaningful.