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Electricians
Description: Electricians work with the systems that provide electricity to homes and businesses. They may install wiring, heating, and air-conditioning systems, or make repairs to such systems. They must follow government rules and building codes to ensure their safety and the safety of the buildings they work on. Electricians may work nights and weekends and be on call 24 hours a day. Many are self-employed.
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2008-09 Edition at http://www.bls.gov/OCO/
Salary: $28,001 to $50,000 per year

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There are 24 math topics Electricians need to know.
Basic Math / Algebra
Fractions
Decimals
Percent
Customary Measurement
Measurement Conversion
Powers and Roots
Basic Problem Solving
First-Year Algebra
Using Formulas
Linear Equations
Algebraic Representation
Geometry
Basic Terminology
Angle Measurement
Quadrilaterals
Similarity
Pythagorean Theorem
Area
Volume
Make/Use 3D Drawings
Second-Year Algebra / Trigonometry
Trigonometric/Circular Functions
Graphs of Trigonometric Functions
Other Topics
Basic Calculator Use
Group Problem Solving
Mental Math
Inductive/Deductive Reasoning