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Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers

General Information

Description

Install or repair cables or wires used in electrical power or distribution systems. May erect poles and light or heavy duty transmission towers.

Business Breakdown

People in this career work in these sectors.

  1. Private, for profit77.91%
  2. State and local government10.02%
  3. Private, not for profit8.46%
  4. Self-employed2.17%
  5. Federal government1.44%

Workplace at a Glance

What you can expect to experience while on the job

  • Responsibility
  • Exposure to job hazards
  • Physical activity
  • Decision making
  • Repetitiveness
  • Level of competition
  • Time pressure

Industry areas

  • Architecture & Construction

Job Outlook

Projected Job Growth (2022 - 2032)
+3%
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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$82,340

State-by-state Salary

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$117,180
$46,740
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Education & Interests

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • High school 50%
  • Less than high school 18%
  • Post-secondary certificate 18%
  • Some college 9%
  • First professional degree 2%
  • Master's degree 0%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Bachelor's degree 0%
  • Associate's degree 0%
  • Post baccalaureate 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%

PERSONALITY CHARACTERISTICS

You may find this career fulfilling if you consider yourself to be:

  • Realistic — You have an interest in physically working with equipment, materials or structures.
  • Investigative — You have an interest in studying and researching objects, organisms, and other things.
  • Conventional — You have an interest in following procedures and regulations to organize information or data.

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Skills at a Glance

Skills helpful in this career

  • Verbal skills
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Equipment operation & maintenance
  • Math & science skills
  • Technology design & control
  • Leadership

Knowledge

  • Building and Construction
  • Mechanical
  • Design
  • Education and Training
  • Customer and Personal Service

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