$95,780 earning potential
Lineworkers deal with electrical lines, whether in utility poles or underground systems. Electrical lineworkers often work with high-voltage electrical lines, so they need to understand how to safely fix problems in electrical systems.
You’re not afraid of heights
You like to save the day (think power outages!)
You work well with others
You don’t mind nontraditional work hours
"I enjoy meeting new people on the job every day. That could be when replacing a pole or restoring power after a storm. I also like being a role model for kids. They definitely like and want to ride the bucket trucks. That makes your day. I also like helping the apprentices starting their careers."
"A journeyman lineworker can work their way up to lead lineman of a crew or a serviceman or woman who works alone, then a line foreman in charge of a crew followed by a line superintendent in charge of operations work in a district."
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"You also have to understand that working with electricity can be a hazardous job, and safety has to be your first concern. Electricity can’t be heard, seen or smelled, but you have to be aware of it at all times. If you fail to follow safety guidelines, you could seriously injure or kill yourself or those you work with. They become your family, and you are responsible for their lives."