Electricians are responsible for installing, maintaining, and repairing electrical wiring, equipment, and fixtures. It is crucial that electricians are aware of the required codes and conduct their work so that it is compliant with such codes. Electricians require one to two years of training , which may include the completion of an apprenticeship program. They are also required to pass licensure examinations to perform their jobs. Electricians typically earn approximately $26.53 an hour, and the need for such workers typically grows at an average rate, from about 5% to 9% per year. Positions related to electricians include pipe fitters, steamfitters, elevator installers and repairers, heating and air conditioning mechanics and installers, and refrigeration mechanics and installers.