Work for Water

Great Careers for a Great Cause



Average Salary: $49,715

Electricians install, repair, operate, and maintain electrical equipment. Often, they work with electrical engineers who design the systems. In the water sector, electricians may install, operate, and maintain:

  • the large-scale electrical system of a hydroelectric plant;
  • the electrical wiring within a building;
  • high-voltage systems for the machine and repair shops, pumping stations, and generators; and
  • high-quality electrical supplies for computers and laboratory equipment.

Education: High school diploma and apprenticeship; two year degree is a plus
Certificates, licenses: State Electrician’s License
Entry-level opportunities: Yes
Desirable traits and skills: Good problem solver; logical thinker; enjoys working with hands

For more information:
National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA)
3 Metro Center, Suite 1100
Bethesda, MD 20814

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW)
900 Seventh Street, N.W.
Washington DC 20001900 Seventh Street, N.W.,