$94,940 earning potential
Linemen deal with electrical lines, whether in utility poles or underground systems. Electrical linemen 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
Substation & Transmission Technician
Where I trained: Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corporation
What I Earned: Certificate of Proficiency in Industrial Maintenance
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I am part of a team that is much bigger than just me. Every day, we do our best to provide reliable power to the communities that we all come from, and every day is different."
As a lineman, Blake restores power to people's homes and businesses. It takes time to repair outages, but he likes being able to fix the problem and get people back to living their lives and doing their jobs.