These Are The 10 Most Exciting Jobs For Former Electricians

Chris Kolmar
by Chris Kolmar
Former Jobs, Rankings - 7 months ago
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It’s tough to be a electrician nowadays, and more and more of them are losing confidence in their own profession.

While the amount of people majoring in courses preparing people for a job as a electrician isn’t necessarily dropping, fewer and fewer people are applying to become electricians in the first place and the workforce itself is looking grim.

With so many electricians no longer sticking around, this begs the question:

What are they all doing now?

We were curious, so we looked through the resumes of former electricians to see what kind of jobs they were moving into after leaving the field. There were thousands of answers, so we made the cutoff at the top 100 jobs.

The full list of those jobs can be found below.

Here’s a quick look at the top ten most common jobs for former electricians:

  1. Maintenance Technician
  2. Journeyman Electrician
  3. Maintenance Electrician
  4. Electrical Foreman
  5. Technician
  6. Electrical Technician
  7. Owner
  8. Electronics Technician
  9. Project Manager
  10. Field Service Technician

These are all good jobs, all of them either utilizing some skill that a electrician would have or being a stepping stone to a different career.

Here’s the thing about these jobs though — as a list, they’re kind of boring as hell. They’re pretty much exactly what you’d expect a lot of former electricians to do.

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But given that there are some very surprising and interesting items on this list, we’ve decided to highlight a few of those instead.

Here are some of the most interesting jobs of former electricians:

  1. Maintenance Technician
  2. Electrical Foreman
  3. Technician
  4. Electrical Technician
  5. Owner
  6. Electronics Technician
  7. Project Manager
  8. Field Service Technician
  9. Service Technician
  10. Maintenance Supervisor

Some of these items are admittedly more attractive than one another as far as actually working the job goes, but one way or another, you’ve got to admit they’re eye-catching.

How We Determined the Most Common Jobs of Former Electricians

Using resume information from our database of over 7 million resumes, we looked at all resumes that listed electrician under their work history. Then we looked at which jobs showed up on their work histories following their stints as a electrician, sorting them by their most frequent.

That’s how we made the initial ranked list.

To make our list of most interesting jobs, we looked through the ranked list to see if any positions:

  • Showed up in fewer than 1% of all new jobs
  • And, were not part of the 100 most common jobs in our database

That’s all for how we did it — below you’ll find the full ranked list of the most common jobs of former electricians.

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Detailed Ranking of the Most Common Jobs of Former Electricians

Job Title Rank %
Maintenance Technician 1 3.96%
Journeyman Electrician 2 3.24%
Maintenance Electrician 3 1.74%
Electrical Foreman 4 1.59%
Technician 5 1.54%
Electrical Technician 6 1.07%
Owner 7 1.01%
Electronics Technician 8 0.96%
Project Manager 9 0.94%
Field Service Technician 10 0.94%
Service Technician 11 0.91%
Industrial Electrician 12 0.86%
Maintenance Supervisor 13 0.79%
Lead Electrician 14 0.72%
Master Electrician 15 0.72%
Foreman 16 0.69%
Instrument Technician 17 0.68%
Owner/Operator 18 0.65%
Supervisor 19 0.61%
Sales Associate 20 0.58%
Controls Technician 21 0.58%
Electrician/Mechanic 22 0.51%
Electrical Supervisor 23 0.49%
Maintenance Manager 24 0.47%
Apprentice Electrician 25 0.47%
Machine Operator 26 0.47%
Electrician Technician 27 0.44%
Mechanic 28 0.44%
Electrical Superintendent 29 0.41%
Manager 30 0.41%
Driver 31 0.41%
Installation Technician 32 0.4%
Marine Electrician 33 0.38%
Engineer 34 0.37%
Field Technician 35 0.36%
Self-Employed 36 0.35%
Lead Technician 37 0.35%
Handyman 38 0.34%
Superintendent 39 0.34%
General Contractor 40 0.33%
Journeyman 41 0.33%
Avionics Technician 42 0.33%
Forklift Operator 43 0.33%
Field Engineer 44 0.31%
Installer 45 0.31%
Electrical Contractor 46 0.31%
Security Officer 47 0.31%
General Manager 48 0.3%
General Foreman 49 0.3%
Truck Driver 50 0.29%
Team Leader 51 0.29%
Electrical Engineer 52 0.29%
Operator 53 0.29%
Service Manager 54 0.27%
Ie Technician 55 0.27%
Assembler 56 0.27%
Mechanical Technician 57 0.26%
Engineering Technician 58 0.25%
Controls Engineer 59 0.24%
Facilities Manager 60 0.24%
Instrument And Electrical Technician 61 0.24%
Carpenter 62 0.24%
Customer Service Representative 63 0.23%
Welder 64 0.23%
Operations Manager 65 0.23%
Senior Electrician 66 0.23%
Service Electrician 67 0.22%
Electrician Helper 68 0.22%
Chief Engineer 69 0.22%
Electrical Maintenance Technician 70 0.22%
Repair Technician 71 0.21%
Construction Manager 72 0.21%
Maintenance Engineer 73 0.21%
Commercial And Industrial Electrician 74 0.2%
Chief Electrician 75 0.2%
Facilities Technician 76 0.2%
Equipment Operator 77 0.2%
Electrical Inspector 78 0.2%
Electrician Supervisor 79 0.2%
Industrial Maintenance Technician 80 0.2%
Delivery Driver 81 0.19%
Volunteer 82 0.19%
Journeymen Electrician 83 0.19%
System Technician 84 0.19%
Test Technician 85 0.18%
Instrument Fitter 86 0.18%
Production Supervisor 87 0.18%
Electrical Assembler 88 0.18%
Control Electrician 89 0.18%
Hvac Technician 90 0.18%
Material Handler 91 0.16%
Underground Electrician 92 0.16%
Assistant Manager 93 0.16%
Rig Electrician 94 0.16%
Heavy Equipment Operator 95 0.16%
Store Manager 96 0.16%
Journeyman Wireman 97 0.15%
Maintenance Superintendent 98 0.15%
Building Engineer 99 0.15%
Senior Technologist 100 0.15%

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