Electricians need experience and preparation to do the job right. They normally have to go through a four to five year training program to get the skills that they need to become an electrician. They have certain duties such as installing and connecting, they also monitor electrical systems for industries, like technology, communications, health, climate and also security. They are responsible for installing, operating and maintaining electrical machines for different businesses all over the world. Electricians can work in either construction or maintenance. Some work in both. If the electrician works in construction they install electrical systems inside of houses, buildings and also factories. If a electrician works in maintenance, then they have to monitor and repair electrical equipment. Electricians use special tools such as knives, drills, pliers, screwdrivers, saws and other tools they need to do the job. Some of the jobs a electrician does can be risky so they have to wear the appropriate clothing to protect them from a accident. And appropriate foot gear to prevent them from slipping or falling in unsafe work areas. Most states anymore require an electrician to have a electricians license. But having a license varies from state to state. Most of a electricians work consist of forty hours a week. Sometimes their work carries over to the night and sometimes even work weekends. Electricians that work in a factory normally have three shifts that they can work. Electricians need to become skilled before they can work as a electrician. Electricians should have good hand eye coordination to be able to do the job properly. Electricians should be in good physical condition. They need to be able to have good balance for climbing and heights. And need to be able to fit in to tight spaces on occasion. And to maneuver their bodies in more difficult areas where they work. Electricians also need good color vision for the wiring they have to work on in homes and businesses. They must be able to tell what different colors are. Electricians need to be very good at math and solving problems. It is also good for them to be able to communicate in Spanish as well as English. There are a lot of Spanish workers that are in this work field and in construction. It is good if you can communicate better with them. This will help to get the work done faster and make the job go smooth. They hourly wage of what an electrician can earn ranges widely. The lowest being twelve dollars per hour to the highest at thirty plus dollars per hour. The industry sector that is said to pay the most is the motor vehicle parts manufacturing. The growth of electricians is expecting to increase in the next few years, due to economy growth and population. More electricians will be needed for installing electrical systems and for maintenance services. Electricians are very important professionals that have to be very smart at what they do.