electrical careers and safety training requirements

What job to do after an electrician? some food for thought

Do you feel like you’re circling around in your bowl like a goldfish? Do not remain an electrician; change!

Physical problems:

This time, this is an unwanted reason, since we are dealing here with problems linked to the disease.

These are not diseases that require heavy treatment since in this case, it is not a question of retraining but of being treated. No, I am talking about handicapping physical problems for the electrician profession.

Two examples:

  1. The herniated disc which can be very annoying (I speak knowingly).
  2. An allergy. I have already met a person who had to change their activity after having developed a strong allergy to glass wool (with quite serious reactions).

These are only examples, but they echo the change in a professional career in a forced way.

Hernia, a problem that can lead you to change jobs and consider another job after an electrician

Fed up with electricity:

That’s what made me change my profession at the time: fed up.

It was not so much from a technical point of view, but rather hierarchical and technocratic.

So I can understand that as an electrician, you can also get fed up and want to change your professional path.

The impression of being a sheep:

This is a point that will appeal to independent craftsmen (electricians).

I put electrician in brackets because I think it is applicable to all professions.

There may one day be a moment when you feel oppressed by the French tax and administrative system. I have known several electricians, who after having achieved good results with a company of several employees, said stop to change the professional path.

Do you think you are a sheep or a sheep and you are thinking of stopping your activity as an electrician?

Work after an electrician, ideas for reconversions in the world of electricity:

If you are not sick of electricity, here are some ideas for retraining in trades where your knowledge will be particularly useful.

Teacher in education:

Do you mean vacation every 6 weeks?

Well, I stop right away, because I know from experience that this will trigger virulent comments.

More seriously, your professional career in electricity may be of interest to the professional sector.

If you are an educator and patient, it is possible retraining.

Electricity teacher, a good way to pass on your knowledge

Private trainer:

Adult training:

It is not only the education of young people but also people retraining in adults.

Many training centres recruit trainers. Once again, pedagogy is necessary.

Professional training:

If as an electrician, you have developed a specific skill, you can provide it as a professional in a private training organization.


  • Riser installer.
  • Fibre optic welder.

Technician for electrical diagnostics:

You will need to pass certification (in some cases with a pre-requisite for a diploma).

Working in electrical diagnostics, a good way to change jobs

Commercial in electrical equipment:

Finally, if you have a bit of flair and want to keep your footing on construction sites and rub shoulders with electricians all day long, you can opt for the trade of electrical equipment suppliers.

Your knowledge of the trade and the equipment will be a real plus.

Conversions that have nothing to do with the electricity trades:

You should not think that because you have worked in a very specific field like electricity, you will not be able to get out.

Quite the contrary.

More and more entrepreneurs are interested in profiles that do not correspond to the industry.

Why? Because there are new things to bring with a different experience.

On the other hand, this will not be done in large companies, which prefer to “stay in the matrix” and find the exact profile (and sometimes the 5-legged sheep).

Conclusion, what to do after an electrician?

Do you want to change jobs and leave the electricity works?

With what I told you in this article, you already have a few possibilities.

So, to your CV and belief in yourself: this is what will help you to go to the end and change your profession.