Industrial electricians handle some of the same tasks as their peers in the domestic and commercial domains. They install, replace, and repair wiring, receptacles, switch boxes, conduits, lighting fixtures, and other typical electrical components.

Domestic electricians are hired to wire residences during the construction phase, conduct repairs and upgrades in existing homes, and perform regular electrical maintenance to ensure homeowner safety.

Typical tasks for domestic electricians include:

  • installing light fixtures, appliances, and ceiling fans
  • diagnosing and repairing electrical failure
  • re-wiring older systems and bringing dwellings up to code
  • installing additional outlets
  • fixing or testing security systems
  • appliance safety testing (particularly in rental properties)

Domestic electricians may work with a company, but many are entrepreneurs who start their own business. Working directly with homeowners and families, they need strong communication skills to build rapport, establish trust, and put customers at ease.