Career: Electrician

An Electrician uses technical diagrams and their knowledge of electricity to install and maintain wiring in homes and buildings. They can work alone or on a crew to complete larger jobs. This career requires a high school diploma and an apprenticeship. To prepare for this career you might create detailed diagrams of objects around you, conduct experiments that will help you understand how electricity works, and design a lemon or potato battery. Potential salary: $50,000/year.