elec·​tri·​cian | \ i-ˌlek-ˈtri-shən How to pronounce electrician (audio) , ē-\

Definition of electrician

: one who installs, maintains, operates, or repairs electrical equipment

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When the lifetime earnings of the college educated are compared to the skilled trades — e.g. plumbers, hairdressers, electricians, dental hygienists — the earnings differences narrow considerably and employment prospects increase greatly. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Your Say: How can we improve public education?," 14 June 2019 There, doctors, nurses, electricians – employees of all fields – serve as mentors for youth, who then spend their senior year working internships within the hospital. Leila Atassi, cleveland.com, "MetroHealth CEO Dr. Akram Boutros calls citizens to join Open Table, support programs to reverse effects of trauma and structural racism on public health," 7 June 2019 Some of that’s at the skills level; so machinists, diesel mechanics, electricians, et cetera. WSJ, "Transcript: WSJ Interview With Philadelphia Fed’s Patrick Harker," 16 Nov. 2018 Much like how plumbers, electricians, and other tradesmen install and service other equipment in a home. Tom Warren, The Verge, "Former Alexa smart home chief and Windows Media Center founder joins Control4," 2 Aug. 2018 That is a huge departure from construction sites, where unions representing plumbers, electricians, carpenters and various other trades each control their piece of the building process. Conor Dougherty, New York Times, "Piece by Piece, a Factory-Made Answer for a Housing Squeeze," 7 June 2018 His work as an electrician there afforded his family back home a decent three-room house, a luxury for many in the community. Lauren Bohn, Marie Claire, "Who Killed Claudia Gomez?," 2 May 2019 Install Electrical, Plumbing, and HVAC Once the stud walls are framed, hire an electrician, plumber and HVAC contractor to install all the electrical, plumbing, and heating and air-conditioning systems. Joseph Truini, Popular Mechanics, "How to Finish Your Basement," 18 Apr. 2019 The cousins have been brewing together for a few years — brothers Steve, an electrician, and D.J., who is in finance, are learning from Jonathan, and all three have talked about starting a brewery. Kathy Flanigan, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Component Brewing plans to open in the Lincoln Warehouse," 25 May 2018

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1814, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of electrician

: a person who works on and repairs electrical equipment


elec·​tri·​cian | \ i-ˌlek-ˈtri-shən How to pronounce electrician (audio) \

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: a person who installs, operates, or repairs electrical equipment

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