Electricians in the construction industry install electrical systems in houses, office buildings and commercial facilities. They may also wire electrical panels or install fixtures. People in this trade need a strong background in math, blueprint reading and electrical theory to do their job accurately and safely.

Do you like to solve problems using math skills? Are you interested in computers? If you want to consider the electrical trade, you’ll need algebra as a minimum requirement. A course in electricity and additional math and science courses will help, too.