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Why do you want to be an electrical technician?

Answer examples and advice for how to answer this interview question for an Electrical Technician interview

How to Answer

The interviewer would like to know why you chose this as a career path. Your answer can include a little bit of personal touch when you tell the hiring manager about your path to becoming an electrical technician.

Why do you want to be an electrical technician?
Answer example

"Growing up, my father was an electrical technician, and I knew it was the path that I wanted to take from early on. I like to be in a hands-on role, and this was a natural choice for me."

Entry Level

"I have a strong interest in electrical work and equipment maintenance but did not have an interest in going into engineering. I recently completed my 2-year associate's degree and am eager to get some hands-on experience."


"I have been an electrical technician for the past nine years and couldn't imagine doing anything else! I am ready to take on a role where I can teach junior electrical technicians. This career is important to me, and I am proud of what I do."

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Why do you want to be an electrical technician?
I am passion in electricity and that triggered me to go and find out about this and chose it as my career.
Working with electronics has always been a passion of mine.
Troubleshooting skills, and basic knowledge.
Because I like this work.
Its my subjest cource and my interusted job.
It was my aim to go in the field of engineering.
Because I have no such of practical experience and gain knowledge improve it.
Because I have more knowledge about this field and I have more interest in this field.
I want to learn that how difficult is the maintenance activities.
As I like the circuits and it's operation, as an electronics engineer I get to use my knowledge directly working on the circuit s and troubleshooting them.
Because I am batter in Electrical.
No. I want to a automation technician.
Because I have the experience and passion for the work.
I want the more knowledge about electrical.
As an electrician you will experience the opportunity for advancement in your career. After starting as a service technician, hard-working and committed electricians can become promoted to field managers, operation managers and even distribution managers within their company and field.
It is what I know how to do best, and my passion wouldnt alow me otherwise.
Because any thing in this world is linked with electrial power... So if we learn this electrical course we can have a good feature.......

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