These workers construct, maintain and repair the overhead and underground cables that transmit electricity along with the equipment that makes those cables work. This job might involve working on hydro poles in hydraulic buckets, installing street lighting systems and working in trenches or tunnels.
You’ll probably need to finish high school, after which you’ll need to complete a three- or four-year apprenticeship program. If you have more than four years of work experience in the trade, you might be able to skip the apprenticeship requirement.
The median salary for this job is $80,000.
There are 33% more people working as power line and cable workers than there were five years ago. By 2024, the government predicts there will be an equal number of jobs and job seekers.
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