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Electricians: Schools and Careers

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Electricians

Electricians install, maintain and repair electrical wiring and the various components that electricity flows through. Connecting wires to transformers, circuit breakers, outlets and other components is often part of the job. For safety reasons, electricians adhere to the standards set by the National Electrical Code and also local building codes. After installations have been completed they use equipment such as voltmeters, ohmmeters, ammeters and oscilloscopes to test connections and to check the compatibility of components.

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Electrician Schools

To learn about the various tools of the trade and important safety measures, electricians must complete training through a vocational school or apprenticeship program. The following five schools and organizations offer electrician training that combines classroom and hands-on learning experience:

  • Everest College: This college offers flexible class schedules, so that electricians can get the hands-on instruction that they need while continuing to work.
  • Lincoln Tech: Electrical students at Lincoln Tech's locations around the country are trained in the installation and service of residential, commercial, and industrial systems.
  • Penn Foster Career School: This online school offers a career diploma program that prepares students for jobs as residential electricians.
  • The San Francisco Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee: This collaboration between the San Francisco Chapter of the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local Union #6 trains electricians with the necessary skills to work in the electrical industry.
  • Southern California Institute of Technology: This school's general electrician program offers electrical training for those wishing to register with the State of California as an electrician trainee, and provides the skills for entry-level employment in the residential, commercial and industrial sectors.

Electrician Education Requirements

Most electricians learn through apprenticeship programs which blend classroom learning with on-the-job training. Apprenticeship programs are offered by combined training organizations consisting of local unions of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and local chapters of the National Electrical Contractors Association. Also, the local chapters of the Independent Electrical Contractors Association and the Associated Builders and Contractors provide apprenticeship programs. Electrical contracting companies also offer apprenticeships.

The training programs usually take four years to complete. Typically, the trainees perform 2,000 hours of on-the-job training and have at least 144 hours of classroom learning. While training on the job, apprentices work under the guidance of experienced electricians. Those that complete the apprenticeship programs are eligible to perform maintenance and construction work. Some workers gain entry into apprenticeship programs by beginning as assistants who perform non-electrical work. Apprentices are required to have a high school diploma or a GED certificate.

Some people begin their classroom learning before acquiring an apprenticeship. Many vocational schools provide electrician training programs. Mathematics courses offered in training programs are helpful since solving mathematical problems is often part of the occupation.

Most states and localities require electricians to be licensed. The licensing requirements vary by state, however, electricians typically have to pass an examination which includes the National Electrical Code and also includes electrical theory and local electrical and building codes. In addition, electrical contractors who provide services to the public typically are required to obtain a special license. Some states require electrical contractors to be certified as master electricians.

Electrician Training and Certification

The National Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee, an apprenticeship and training organization for the electrical industry, breaks down electrician training programs into four different categories:

  • Outside linemen - These electrical workers install and maintain power transmission lines that transmit power from power plants to factories, businesses, and residential communities. A great deal of the electrician training program for outside lineman should focus on maintaining transformers, stringing power lines and power transmission.
  • Inside wiremen - These electricians install power, lighting, control systems and all other electrical equipment for commercial and industrial buildings. Apprentices in these programs learn the basics of power installation and requirements for lighting and control systems. However, this field encompasses many different electrical roles.
  • VDV installer technicians - Also known as voice, data and video installers, these electricians install the circuits for telephone systems, computer networks, video systems and security and access control systems. Training as an installer technician can consist of learning one or more voice, data or video system.
  • Residential wiremen - These electricians run the wires that power new houses and apartment buildings. From pulling wire to installing light fixtures, their job is to provide seamless power distribution throughout a home.

    Although each field shares many common practices, skills and knowledge, the requirements to become a journeyman and master each field differ greatly.

    Resources for Electricians

    Sources:

    1. The Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Electricians,http://www.bls.gov/ooh/construction-and-extraction/electricians.htm
    2. Everest College, http://www.everest.edu/programs/category/electrician
    3. Lincoln Tech, http://www.lincolntech.edu/careers/skilled-trades/electrical
    4. The National Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee, http://electricaltrainingalliance.org/
    5. Penn Foster Career School, http://www.pennfoster.edu/programs-and-degrees/construction-and-maintenance/residential-electrician-career-diploma
    6. Southern California Institute of Technology, https://www.scitech.edu/programs/general-electrician-diploma

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    Metro Areas Rated for Popularity for:
    Electricians

    Listed below are metro areas ranked by the popularity of jobs for Electricians relative to the population of the city, as of 2008. Salary data was obtained from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

    A Relative Popularity of 1.0 means that the city has an average number of the particular job, for its population, compared to the rest of the US. Higher numbers mean proportionally more jobs of that type.

    Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

    Metro Area Jobs Salary
    (2013)
    Relative
    Popularity

    Alabama

         
    Anniston 160 $46620 0.86
    Oxford 160 $46620 0.86
    Jacksonville 160 $46620 0.86
    Auburn 200 $35980 0.87
    Opelika 200 $35980 0.87
    Florence 300 $53110 1.38
    Muscle Shoals 300 $53110 1.38
    Gadsden 200 $52620 1.33
    Huntsville 680 $37870 0.74
    Daphne 210 $39590 0.74
    Fairhope 210 $39590 0.74
    Foley 210 $39590 0.74
    Decatur 400 $44570 1.77
    Dothan 220 $34910 0.92
    Birmingham 2370 $45920 1.11
    Hoover 2370 $45920 1.11
    Mobile 1480 $43010 2.02
    Montgomery 570 $36830 0.82
    Tuscaloosa 850 $48020 1.99

    Alaska

         
    Anchorage 1000 $77870 1.32
    Fairbanks 230 $78680 1.42

    Arizona

         
    Flagstaff 220 $39460 0.87
    Phoenix 8480 $45940 1.05
    Mesa 8480 $45940 1.05
    Scottsdale 8480 $45940 1.05
    Prescott 160 $55620 0.64
    Lake Havasu City 80 $42290 0.39
    Kingman 80 $42290 0.39
    Sierra Vista 150 $42250 1
    Douglas 150 $42250 1
    Tucson 1190 $44490 0.78
    Yuma 220 $44780 0.83

    Arkansas

         
    Hot Springs 170 $40000 1.09
    Jonesboro 200 $38810 0.89
    Pine Bluff 160 $55050 1.18
    Little Rock 1560 $43020 1.08
    North Little Rock 1560 $43020 1.08
    Conway 1560 $43020 1.08

    California

         
    Bakersfield 1070 $71230 0.84
    Fresno 990 $51340 0.68
    Hanford 130 $56950 0.76
    Corcoran 130 $56950 0.76
    Chico 140 $67200 0.47
    El Centro 840 $67620 3.54
    Oxnard 920 $51510 0.72
    Thousand Oaks 920 $51510 0.72
    Ventura 920 $51510 0.72
    Redding 190 $81130 0.76
    Riverside 5290 $55700 0.94
    San Bernardino 5290 $55700 0.94
    Ontario 5290 $55700 0.94
    Sacramento 3020 $67260 0.8
    Roseville 3020 $67260 0.8
    Arden 3020 $67260 0.8
    Arcade 3020 $67260 0.8
    Salinas 400 $63030 0.58
    Los Angeles 17990 $58180 0.74
    Long Beach 17990 $58180 0.74
    Anaheim 17990 $58180 0.74
    Madera 120 $60380 0.73
    Merced 160 $52390 0.58
    Modesto 600 $54610 0.85
    Napa 180 $64200 0.6
    San Diego 5320 $61820 0.92
    Carlsbad 5320 $61820 0.92
    Santa Cruz 130 $56180 0.34
    Watsonville 130 $56180 0.34
    Santa Maria 510 $59860 0.66
    Santa Barbara 510 $59860 0.66
    Santa Rosa 680 $75230 0.84
    San Francisco 9250 $86980 0.98
    Oakland 9250 $86980 0.98
    Hayward 9250 $86980 0.98
    Stockton 670 $59580 0.72
    Lodi 670 $59580 0.72
    San Jose 4090 $72560 0.94
    Sunnyvale 4090 $72560 0.94
    Santa Clara 4090 $72560 0.94
    Vallejo 480 $66570 0.89
    Fairfield 480 $66570 0.89
    Visalia 330 $51400 0.55
    Porterville 330 $51400 0.55
    Yuba City 0 $51530 0
    San Luis Obispo 670 $67280 1.41
    Paso Robles 670 $67280 1.41
    Arroyo Grande 670 $67280 1.41

    Colorado

         
    Fort Collins 730 $48700 1.17
    Grand Junction 310 $37130 1.24
    Greeley 710 $41190 1.67
    Boulder 680 $49460 0.93
    Colorado Springs 1220 $53510 1.09
    Denver 9690 $44400 1.64
    Aurora 9690 $44400 1.64
    Lakewood 9690 $44400 1.64
    Pueblo 310 $55120 1.24

    Connecticut

         
    Hartford 2370 $54480 0.95
    West Hartford 2370 $54480 0.95
    East Hartford 2370 $54480 0.95
    New Haven 980 $57260 0.82
    Waterbury 350 $52450 1.19
    Bridgeport 1050 $59610 0.59
    Stamford 1050 $59610 0.59
    Norwalk 1050 $59610 0.59
    Danbury 450 $54070 1.32

    Delaware

         
    Dover 260 $41620 0.97

    Florida

         
    Gainesville 540 $35380 1.01
    Homosassa Springs 210 $0 1.56
    Jacksonville 2810 $45840 1.05
    Cape Coral 1430 $39240 1.41
    Fort Myers 1430 $39240 1.41
    Crestview 510 $47700 1.17
    Fort Walton Beach 510 $47700 1.17
    Destin 510 $47700 1.17
    Deltona 700 $37820 0.89
    Daytona Beach 700 $37820 0.89
    Ormond Beach 700 $37820 0.89
    Orlando 4830 $36730 1
    Kissimmee 4830 $36730 1
    Sanford 4830 $36730 1
    Palm Bay 880 $45020 1.04
    Melbourne 880 $45020 1.04
    Titusville 880 $45020 1.04
    Panama City 380 $38060 1.11
    Pensacola 490 $39100 0.71
    Ferry Pass 490 $39100 0.71
    Brent 490 $39100 0.71
    Port St. Lucie 470 $38550 0.84
    Punta Gorda 180 $36920 0.97
    Lakeland 870 $43870 0.98
    Winter Haven 870 $43870 0.98
    Miami 9480 $41380 0.91
    Fort Lauderdale 9480 $41380 0.91
    West Palm Beach 9480 $41380 0.91
    Naples 720 $37820 1.28
    Immokalee 720 $37820 1.28
    Marco Island 720 $37820 1.28
    North Port 1090 $43540 0.93
    Sarasota 1090 $43540 0.93
    Bradenton 1090 $43540 0.93
    Ocala 420 $37400 1.03
    Sebastian 130 $35640 0.66
    Vero Beach 130 $35640 0.66
    Tallahassee 390 $39090 0.57
    Tampa 4340 $40160 0.83
    St. Petersburg 4340 $40160 0.83
    Clearwater 4340 $40160 0.83
    The Villages 190 $38540 1.87

    Georgia

         
    Albany 260 $40570 1.05
    Athens 300 $44600 0.88
    Clarke County 300 $44600 0.88
    Atlanta 10670 $44360 1
    Sandy Springs 10670 $44360 1
    Roswell 10670 $44360 1
    Gainesville 250 $38000 0.73
    Hinesville 70 $58120 0.95
    Brunswick 120 $37830 0.74
    Dalton 300 $45310 1.08
    Rome 100 $39970 0.68
    Macon 290 $42660 0.69
    Savannah 740 $44720 1.07
    Valdosta 150 $40530 0.7
    Warner Robins 130 $54630 0.44

    Hawaii

         
    Kahului 0 $58040 0
    Wailuku 0 $58040 0
    Lahaina 0 $58040 0
    Urban Honolulu 2590 $70740 1.33

    Idaho

         
    Idaho Falls 410 $49170 1.58
    Boise City 1520 $46590 1.24
    Coeur d'Alene 240 $37180 0.99
    Pocatello 120 $38960 0.82

    Illinois

         
    Bloomington 220 $72120 0.54
    Carbondale 210 $70590 0.93
    Marion 210 $70590 0.93
    Champaign 420 $66670 1
    Urbana 420 $66670 1
    Danville 110 $59730 0.92
    Decatur 0 $23590 0
    Peoria 930 $67180 1.23
    Rockford 620 $78990 0.98
    Kankakee 110 $61590 0.58
    Springfield 310 $68420 0.67

    Indiana

         
    Fort Wayne 1250 $55510 1.4
    Bloomington 210 $43780 0.73
    Indianapolis 4460 $57480 1.05
    Carmel 4460 $57480 1.05
    Anderson 4460 $57480 1.05
    Columbus 120 $49620 0.56
    Elkhart 600 $48060 1.13
    Goshen 600 $48060 1.13
    Kokomo 540 $70820 3.21
    Lafayette 490 $60840 1.27
    West Lafayette 490 $60840 1.27
    Michigan City 150 $53270 0.89
    La Porte 150 $53270 0.89
    Muncie 100 $43900 0.54
    Terre Haute 370 $58560 1.29

    Iowa

         
    Ames 180 $51670 0.99
    Iowa City 260 $54080 0.68
    Cedar Rapids 1000 $63690 1.64
    Des Moines 1540 $58880 1.04
    West Des Moines 1540 $58880 1.04
    Dubuque 310 $46900 1.26
    Waterloo 400 $42720 1.06
    Cedar Falls 400 $42720 1.06

    Kansas

         
    Lawrence 110 $42800 0.54
    Manhattan 120 $57340 0.71
    Topeka 540 $56330 1.15
    Wichita 1550 $48890 1.23

    Kentucky

         
    Bowling Green 330 $41120 1.1
    Elizabethtown 150 $43600 0.66
    Fort Knox 150 $43600 0.66
    Owensboro 310 $46490 1.49
    Lexington 940 $39790 0.83
    Fayette 940 $39790 0.83

    Louisiana

         
    Alexandria 110 $48920 0.44
    Baton Rouge 4130 $47710 2.46
    Hammond 0 $37260 0
    Houma 730 $49690 1.75
    Thibodaux 730 $49690 1.75
    Lafayette 1590 $44140 1.71
    Lake Charles 900 $47110 2.16
    Monroe 360 $48470 1.09
    New Orleans 3270 $47970 1.36
    Metairie 3270 $47970 1.36
    Shreveport 840 $39050 1.08
    Bossier City 840 $39050 1.08

    Maine

         
    Lewiston 200 $48980 0.95
    Auburn 200 $48980 0.95
    Portland 610 $51030 0.72
    South Portland 610 $51030 0.72
    Bangor 210 $47240 0.77

    Maryland

         
    Baltimore 5550 $52230 0.98
    Columbia 5550 $52230 0.98
    Towson 5550 $52230 0.98
    California 330 $43010 1.74
    Lexington Park 330 $43010 1.74

    Massachusetts

         
    Leominster 130 $58630 0.61
    Gardner 130 $58630 0.61
    New Bedford 230 $47020 0.86
    Pittsfield 160 $56240 0.91
    Barnstable Town 310 $60940 0.71

    Michigan

         
    Ann Arbor 620 $71280 0.69
    Battle Creek 150 $57770 0.63
    Bay City 150 $57880 1.01
    Flint 770 $65710 1.34
    Grand Rapids 2170 $49330 0.97
    Wyoming 2170 $49330 0.97
    Jackson 190 $53470 0.74
    Detroit 9100 $66260 1.12
    Warren 9100 $66260 1.12
    Dearborn 9100 $66260 1.12
    Saginaw 390 $64430 1.08
    Lansing 920 $64200 1.04
    East Lansing 920 $64200 1.04
    Kalamazoo 410 $51200 0.7
    Portage 410 $51200 0.7
    Midland 180 $49320 1.22
    Monroe 170 $66860 1
    Muskegon 320 $58310 1.22
    Niles 230 $54690 0.89
    Benton Harbor 230 $54690 0.89

    Minnesota

         
    Rochester 470 $67860 0.97
    St. Cloud 500 $50690 1.16
    Mankato 190 $46310 0.87
    North Mankato 190 $46310 0.87

    Mississippi

         
    Gulfport 2140 $53580 3.4
    Biloxi 2140 $53580 3.4
    Pascagoula 2140 $53580 3.4
    Hattiesburg 170 $37200 0.68
    Jackson 1500 $42970 1.34

    Missouri

         
    Jefferson City 320 $47290 1.04
    Columbia 210 $48260 0.55
    Joplin 430 $51600 1.29
    Springfield 720 $48380 0.85

    Montana

         
    Great Falls 150 $56270 0.97
    Billings 290 $62110 0.8
    Missoula 220 $54470 0.89

    Nebraska

         
    Grand Island 0 $24400 0
    Lincoln 890 $43980 1.2

    Nevada

         
    Carson City 80 $50840 0.69
    Reno 920 $57050 1.05
    Las Vegas 4300 $59770 1.11
    Henderson 4300 $59770 1.11
    Paradise 4300 $59770 1.11

    New Hampshire

         
    Manchester 510 $52590 1.09

    New Jersey

         
    Atlantic City 530 $62030 0.97
    Hammonton 530 $62030 0.97
    Ocean City 130 $47440 0.77
    Trenton 530 $59700 0.56
    Vineland 220 $54840 0.85
    Bridgeton 220 $54840 0.85

    New Mexico

         
    Albuquerque 1970 $43170 1.22
    Farmington 430 $47910 1.94
    Las Cruces 280 $55250 0.95
    Santa Fe 110 $38080 0.42

    New York

         
    Albany 2360 $59540 1.25
    Schenectady 2360 $59540 1.25
    Troy 2360 $59540 1.25
    Glens Falls 210 $56840 0.93
    Ithaca 190 $54110 0.9
    Buffalo 2220 $64100 0.95
    Cheektowaga 2220 $64100 0.95
    Niagara Falls 2220 $64100 0.95
    Binghamton 290 $54910 0.65
    Elmira 0 $46120 0
    Kingston 230 $47880 0.93
    Rochester 1790 $66230 0.82
    Syracuse 1160 $53190 0.9
    Utica 180 $47390 0.35
    Rome 180 $47390 0.35
    Watertown 130 $60770 0.74
    Fort Drum 130 $60770 0.74

    North Carolina

         
    Asheville 510 $39540 0.66
    Fayetteville 360 $37360 0.67
    Greensboro 1580 $39470 1.04
    High Point 1580 $39470 1.04
    Greenville 170 $40740 0.55
    Hickory 100 $43210 0.15
    Lenoir 100 $43210 0.15
    Morganton 100 $43210 0.15
    Jacksonville 140 $36490 0.73
    Burlington 140 $38590 0.56
    Durham 740 $40710 0.6
    Chapel Hill 740 $40710 0.6
    Raleigh 2350 $38120 0.97
    Rocky Mount 210 $39240 0.9
    New Bern 90 $38290 0.51
    Wilmington 580 $39290 1.1
    Winston 860 $46960 0.78
    Salem 860 $46960 0.78

    North Dakota

         
    Bismarck 550 $51160 1.73

    Ohio

         
    Akron 1420 $47460 1.01
    Canton 810 $47130 1.14
    Massillon 810 $47130 1.14
    Cleveland 3480 $59660 0.79
    Elyria 3480 $59660 0.79
    Columbus 3920 $43170 0.91
    Dayton 1240 $43060 0.79
    Lima 180 $49280 0.88
    Mansfield 150 $38050 0.68
    Springfield 160 $45740 0.78
    Toledo 1220 $66730 0.97

    Oklahoma

         
    Lawton 130 $50590 0.71
    Oklahoma City 2210 $48720 0.84
    Tulsa 2020 $49920 1.08

    Oregon

         
    Albany 350 $62470 1.99
    Grants Pass 0 $55960 0
    Bend 250 $57290 0.82
    Redmond 250 $57290 0.82
    Corvallis 80 $57110 0.53
    Eugene 540 $62710 0.87
    Salem 790 $61250 1.18
    Medford 480 $57350 1.4

    Pennsylvania

         
    Altoona 160 $48580 0.64
    Gettysburg 110 $41570 0.82
    Bloomsburg 140 $41510 0.75
    Berwick 140 $41510 0.75
    Harrisburg 910 $52890 0.68
    Carlisle 910 $52890 0.68
    Johnstown 150 $47160 0.65
    Chambersburg 110 $43730 0.46
    Waynesboro 110 $43730 0.46
    East Stroudsburg 230 $45990 0.96
    Erie 460 $56000 0.85
    Pittsburgh 4530 $50220 0.93
    Reading 970 $56400 1.33
    Lancaster 1170 $45750 1.18
    Lebanon 190 $47610 0.9
    Scranton 1160 $55180 1.05
    Wilkes 1160 $55180 1.05
    Barre 1160 $55180 1.05
    Hazleton 1160 $55180 1.05
    State College 210 $41730 0.73
    Williamsport 190 $47340 0.84
    York 730 $42910 0.96
    Hanover 730 $42910 0.96

    Puerto Rico

         
    Aguadilla 50 $19410 0.29
    Isabela 50 $19410 0.29
    Ponce 130 $21680 0.47
    Mayag´┐Żez 100 $18930 0.81
    San Juan 1230 $23570 0.42
    Carolina 1230 $23570 0.42
    Caguas 1230 $23570 0.42

    South Carolina

         
    Florence 230 $42690 0.64
    Greenville 1940 $40830 1.17
    Anderson 1940 $40830 1.17
    Mauldin 1940 $40830 1.17
    Hilton Head Island 240 $35720 0.79
    Bluffton 240 $35720 0.79
    Beaufort 240 $35720 0.79
    Charleston 1320 $44430 0.97
    North Charleston 1320 $44430 0.97
    Columbia 1160 $42990 0.74
    Spartanburg 390 $42060 0.66
    Sumter 110 $42700 0.75

    South Dakota

         
    Rapid City 370 $51430 1.33
    Sioux Falls 710 $45450 1.12

    Tennessee

         
    Jackson 240 $40060 0.88
    Johnson City 90 $37950 0.27
    Cleveland 110 $40560 0.57
    Knoxville 1570 $44690 0.98
    Morristown 80 $47110 0.45
    Nashville 2830 $46600 0.75
    Davidson 2830 $46600 0.75
    Murfreesboro 2830 $46600 0.75
    Franklin 2830 $46600 0.75

    Texas

         
    Abilene 0 $42100 0
    Amarillo 580 $50500 1.19
    Austin 2960 $45880 0.74
    Round Rock 2960 $45880 0.74
    Houston 17430 $46160 1.39
    The Woodlands 17430 $46160 1.39
    Sugar Land 17430 $46160 1.39
    Beaumont 1340 $53190 1.89
    Port Arthur 1340 $53190 1.89
    Brownsville 270 $32160 0.46
    Harlingen 270 $32160 0.46
    College Station 420 $38990 0.98
    Bryan 420 $38990 0.98
    Corpus Christi 710 $49550 0.87
    Dallas 15030 $41710 1.06
    Fort Worth 15030 $41710 1.06
    Arlington 15030 $41710 1.06
    El Paso 830 $37820 0.66
    San Angelo 120 $46030 0.62
    San Antonio 4030 $44090 0.99
    New Braunfels 4030 $44090 0.99
    Laredo 240 $38670 0.57
    Longview 460 $44510 1.09
    Lubbock 570 $34440 0.96
    McAllen 370 $30680 0.36
    Edinburg 370 $30680 0.36
    Mission 370 $30680 0.36
    Midland 560 $44730 1.41
    Killeen 360 $44810 0.63
    Temple 360 $44810 0.63
    Odessa 910 $45120 2.81
    Sherman 220 $38630 1.18
    Denison 220 $38630 1.18
    Tyler 240 $43280 0.58
    Victoria 220 $37670 1.21
    Waco 520 $46820 1.09
    Wichita Falls 280 $46080 1.15

    Utah

         
    Provo 1460 $47120 1.65
    Orem 1460 $47120 1.65
    St. George 230 $45390 0.96
    Salt Lake City 3290 $51320 1.17
    Ogden 1170 $47990 1.17
    Clearfield 1170 $47990 1.17

    Vermont

         
    Burlington 450 $45410 0.87
    South Burlington 450 $45410 0.87

    Virginia

         
    Blacksburg 220 $41550 0.74
    Christiansburg 220 $41550 0.74
    Radford 220 $41550 0.74
    Harrisonburg 250 $44250 0.99
    Charlottesville 480 $38490 1.05
    Richmond 2950 $45620 1.11
    Roanoke 620 $41760 0.94
    Lynchburg 240 $42880 0.56
    Staunton 120 $38030 0.6
    Waynesboro 120 $38030 0.6

    Washington

         
    Bremerton 940 $53870 2.65
    Silverdale 940 $53870 2.65
    Bellingham 410 $58850 1.17
    Longview 160 $66030 1.07
    Mount Vernon 280 $62970 1.42
    Anacortes 280 $62970 1.42
    Kennewick 670 $77190 1.51
    Richland 670 $77190 1.51
    Olympia 330 $55530 0.75
    Tumwater 330 $55530 0.75
    Seattle 8280 $69710 1.06
    Tacoma 8280 $69710 1.06
    Bellevue 8280 $69710 1.06
    Spokane 1070 $57320 1.14
    Spokane Valley 1070 $57320 1.14
    Walla Walla 90 $58880 0.89
    Wenatchee 210 $56770 1.15
    Yakima 310 $56850 0.84

    West Virginia

         
    Beckley 330 $47170 1.72
    Charleston 600 $56360 1.2
    Parkersburg 460 $47280 2.66
    Vienna 460 $47280 2.66
    Morgantown 310 $57200 1.15

    Wisconsin

         
    Appleton 660 $48100 1.27
    Fond du Lac 90 $61570 0.47
    Green Bay 760 $53540 1.06
    Janesville 290 $57420 1.09
    Beloit 290 $57420 1.09
    Eau Claire 230 $63860 0.66
    Oshkosh 750 $51060 1.94
    Neenah 750 $51060 1.94
    Racine 230 $69380 0.71
    Madison 1340 $57680 0.83
    Milwaukee 2950 $65610 0.83
    Waukesha 2950 $65610 0.83
    West Allis 2950 $65610 0.83
    Sheboygan 380 $54120 1.52

    Wyoming

         
    Casper 520 $56410 2.83
    Cheyenne 260 $52930 1.34
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    Career Stories (Job Profiles) for Electricians

    To find out more about building a career as Electricians, we spoke with professionals in the field across a variety of specialties. Learn about their experiences on the job, the steps they took to complete their education, and what it takes to excel in this industry. Click the link to see a story.

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    Most Popular Industries (as of 2008) for:
    Electricians

    Industries representing at least 1% of total jobs for the occupation.

    Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

    Industry Jobs Percent Salary
    (2008)
    Construction Trades 465,090 74% $45,120
    Government 23,550 3% $51,830
    Automotive And Vehicle Manufacturing 18,130 2% $62,670
    Construction 15,280 2% $44,220
    Office Services And Staffing 13,140 2% $39,850
    Utilities 8,510 1% $59,140
    Education 8,020 1% $47,300
    Civil Engineering 7,140 1% $47,530
    Metals 6,620 1% $49,490
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    Electrician Schools by State

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