For other uses, see Electrician (disambiguation).

An electrician is a tradesperson specializing in electrical wiring of buildings, stationary machines, and related equipment. Electricians may be employed in the installation of new electrical components or the maintenance and repair of existing electrical infrastructure.[1] Electricians may also specialize in wiring ships, airplanes, and other mobile platforms, as well as data and cable.


1 Terminology

2 Training and regulation of trade

2.1 Australia

2.2 Canada

2.3 United Kingdom

2.4 United States

2.4.1 Reciprocity

3 Tools

4 Safety

5 Working conditions