What are the disadvantages of being an electrician?
- Anonymous2 months ago
You have to work.
- WhoLv 72 months ago
get careless you can get electrocuted
- FredLv 52 months ago
Your hands are constantly being over stressed by pulling and bending wire.
Constant repetitive hand movements wiring devices result in a very high percentage of workers developing arthritis and carpal tunnel syndrome.
If you are exposed to large construction jobs it may include working at high elevations. It's much safer now with more construction lift equipment on the job but the hazard of long falls still exists. Most fall injuries are actually now from very short distances with damage to spine and head. Any fall from as little as three feet can be a life changing event! Some jobs will expose the electrician to greatly elevated work for weeks on end. That exposure also by building schedule also occurs in Winter weather and includes ice and snow at elevated conditions. … The cold weather can be extreme ... elevated height increases the wind speeds.
If you like large construction project wiring you will have to adjust to 'living out of a suitcase' away from family!
- JohnLv 72 months ago
My wife's uncle spent 3 months in the hospital after a substation accident. The other guy was DOA.
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- 異域秦後人Lv 72 months ago
A LABOR TYPE PHYSICAL WORK WITH TOOLS, SOMETIME MIGHT FACING DANGER.
- PhilomelLv 72 months ago
Working outdoors on New construction. Heavy lifting, wire pulling, installing conduits, bending conduit, moving conduit benders around during the summer. Sitting on your butt waiting for rain days to quit. scrambling to get done on time. Getting bumped by seniority.
- DixonLv 72 months ago
It is probably more physically demanding than you think and apart from new builds a lot of the job involves things like lifting up floor boards and reaching into cramped spaces.
- StarryskyLv 72 months ago
Friends ask you to come fix stuff for free.
- Anonymous2 months ago
constant risk of death regardless of electrical knowledge, and generally the pay sucks relative to the required knowledge. it was my major in college however i switched to computer science right before taking actual electrical classes and now just a few years later make six figures as a work at home pen tester
- SlumlordLv 72 months ago
Well, one disadvantage is that if you do something stupid then you can get electrocuted.