CAREERS IN THEATRE
by: Brianne Buschbaum
The Master Electrician is responsible for the realization of the lighting design for the production, as well as helping to realize the educational process for the Assistant Master Electrician and the assigned Electrics crew members.
Electricians start their education through 4-year apprenticeships, completing at least 144 hours of tech training and 2,000 hours of training on-the-job. After that, they can apply for the journeyman electrician certificate. After four years of experience (in most states) journeyman can apply for their master electrician license.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) states that the 2010 median hourly income for electricians was $23.20, or $48,250 a year. Master electricians can make significantly more.
CHALLENGING AND REWARDING
- time consuming
can be a great paying job