Where Can Your Career Take You?
Here's the good news about working as a lineman, traffic signal technician or substation technician. There is no seniority or tenure in the electrical construction industry. This means that a graduate could be immediately promoted to foreman or other supervisory positions, without regard to seniority. So there is no waiting for 10 or 15 years for enough people to leave or retire in order to be promoted. It is based solely on knowledge and ability.
Those who have made the transition to supervisory positions have used their technical and management skills to pursue careers as teachers/instructors, independent business owners, inspectors and consultants.