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become an industrial electrician in Alberta and forget about Instrument Tech, you'll end up doing so much tubing, cals, and instruments, you'll get sick of it, and never actually complete the tech training at school for a FIG (fxxking instrument guy).
 

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become an industrial electrician in Alberta and forget about Instrument Tech, you'll end up doing so much tubing, cals, and instruments, you'll get sick of it, and never actually complete the tech training at school for a FIG (fxxking instrument guy).
I've been in the oilfield for about 20 years and have maybe ran about 50' of tubing... That's what Instrument Mechanics/Techs are in the business for...
 

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Why do you say that?
I say that because as an electrican there is a lot more work - from residential, to commercial to industrial. Also, if you are interested in starting your own company a sparky needs minimal stuff (a pouch with some basic hand tools, a $60 multimeter, a truck and a couple of ladders). To start and instrumentation company requires substantially more investment - mainly thousands of dollars in test equipment, thousands in Instrument fittings, more handtools - I have to carry both electrical tools as well as mechanical tools - also pipewrenches, regular wrenches, metric stuff too....

Of course, this is my opinion with what Ive seen in the twenty years Ive been involved .... others may vary.
 
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