An electrical installer works with electrical equipment, specializing primarily in its installation. While the job can be easily confused with that of an electronics installer by some, it’s actually quite different, as the type of equipment involved in the work of an electrical installer features any machine that runs on electricity, regardless if it uses electronic components in its operation. Electrical installers are required to set the machine up, connect it properly, as well as perform a final check-up to ensure that everything has been configured properly and the machine is safe for operation.
Electrical installers can acquire the educational credentials required for the job through a variety of ways, such as going to a professional school for electricians, or taking a specialized course – either way, a license is required to operate as an electrical installer in most jurisdictions. Working on a permanent basis for a given company may require a set number of years’ working experience, as well as refined skills in some of the procedures involved in the job.
Due to the comparatively low requirements of the job, it’s rather low-paying as well. The annual salary can range between $25,000 – $43,000, and bonuses, while technically existent, do not contribute that much in the long run and aren’t a factor of attraction for the job. Electrical installers can enjoy relatively flexible working schedules, on the other hand, which is one of the factors that make the job attractive to some electricians who’re looking to spread their skills across several occupations.