Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairer (SOC 49-9051)

OCCUPATIONAL PROFILE
General Job Description

Install or repair cables or wires used in electrical power or distribution systems. May erect poles and light or heavy duty transmission towers. Exclude "Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay" (49-2095).

For more information about this career view the O*NET Summary Report. Method of Entry Typically requires the completion of high school or an equivalent program resulting in the award of a high school diploma or an equivalent, such as the General Educational Development (GED) credential.



Use of Advanced Technology


Every occupation includes some relationship between job duties and the use of advanced technology -- defined as work activities and environments that incorporate complex electronics as found in computers, lasers, robotics, digital devices, satellites, etc. While basic computer skills such as "keyboarding" apply to an increasing number of occupations, each has different levels of technology interface. Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers is classified as an occupation whose job duties rely on moderate use of technology.


EMPLOYMENT OUTLOOK


West Central Local Workforce Development Area Labor Market Information


Regional Employment 2012: 130
Projected Regional Employment 2022: 150
Absolute Change 2012 - 2022: 20
Percent Change 2012 - 2022: 15.40%
Average Hourly Wage 2013: $21.39
Average Openings per year due to Replacement: 5
Average Openings per year due to Growth: 0


Texas Labor Market Information


Texas Employment 2012: 8,940
Projected Texas Employment 2022: 11,070
Absolute Change 2012 - 2022: 2,130
Percent Change 2012 - 2022: 23.80%
Average Hourly Wage 2013: $25.88
Average Openings per year due to Replacement: 310
Average Openings per year due to Growth: 215

National Labor Market Information


National Employment 2012: 114,500
Projected National Employment 2022: 124,700
Absolute Change 2012 - 2022: 10,200
Percent Change 2012 - 2022: 8.90%
Average Hourly Wage 2013: $30.47
Average Openings per year due to Replacement: Not Available
Average Openings per year due to Growth: Not Available Additional


Labor Market Information


Turnover: HIGH
Average Age of Workers in Occupation: 37.9
Average Years in Occupation: 8.9
Average Years with Current Employer: 11.4
Percent Female: 0.0%
Percent Non-White: 5.6%



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