A “Must Have” List of Abilities Every Electrician Should Have

In case You are interested how to become an electrician find below 29 abilities a licensed electrician should have:

  1. Problem Sensitivity – the ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing that the problem will occur or already exists.
  2. Arm-Hand Steadiness – the ability to keep Your hand and arm steady while moving Your arm or while holding Your arm and hand in one position.
  3. Finger Dexterity – the ability to make precise and coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble tiny objects.
  4. Near Vision – the ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
  5. Trunk Strength – the ability to use Your abdominal and lower back muscles to support part of the body repeatedly over time without a fatigue.
  6. Extent Flexibility – the ability to bend, stretch, twist, or reach with Your body, arms, and/or legs.
  7. Manual Dexterity – the ability to quickly move hand, hand together with arm, or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.
  8. Deductive Reasoning – the ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
  9. Inductive Reasoning – the ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
  10. Information Ordering – the ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
  11. Oral Comprehension – the ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  12. Oral Expression – the ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking in such a manner that others will understand.
  13. Gross Body Equilibrium – the ability to keep or regain body balance or stay upright when in an unstable position.
  14. Static Strength – the ability to exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull, or carry objects.
  15. Stamina – the ability to exert yourself physically over long periods of time without getting winded or out of breath.
  16. Speech Recognition – the ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
  17. Visual Color Discrimination – the ability to match or detect differences between colors, including shades of color and brightness.
  18. Speech Clarity – the ability to speak clearly so others can understand You.
  19. Visualization – the ability to imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when its parts are moved or rearranged.
  20. Selective Attention – the ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.
  21. Flexibility of Closure – the ability to identify or detect a known pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) that is hidden in other distracting material.
  22. Dynamic Strength – the ability to exert muscle force repeatedly or continuously over time. This involves muscular endurance and resistance to muscle fatigue.
  23. Multilimb Coordination – the ability to coordinate two or more limbs (for example, two arms, two legs, or one leg and one arm) while sitting, standing, or lying down. It does not involve performing the activities while the whole body is in motion.
  24. Gross Body Coordination – the ability to coordinate the movement of arms, legs, and torso together when the whole body is in motion.
  25. Written Comprehension – the ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
  26. Fluency of Ideas – the ability to come up with a number of ideas about a topic (the number of ideas is important, not their quality, correctness, or creativity).
  27. Category Flexibility – the ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.
  28. Perceptual Speed – the ability to quickly and accurately compare similarities and differences among sets of letters, numbers, objects, pictures, or patterns. The things to be compared may be presented at the same time or one after the other. This ability also includes comparing a presented object with a remembered object.
  29. Control Precision – the ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.