Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers

General Information

Description

Install, program, maintain, and repair security and fire alarm wiring and equipment. Ensure that work is in accordance with relevant codes.

Business Breakdown

People in this career work in these sectors.

  1. Private, for profit85.47%
  2. Self-employed9.01%
  3. Federal government2.77%
  4. State and local government2.41%
  5. Private, not for profit0.34%

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
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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$50,940

State-by-state Salary

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$76,420
$34,880
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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • Post-secondary certificate 48%
  • High school 41%
  • Some college 8%
  • Associate's degree 1%
  • Master's degree 0%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Bachelor's degree 0%
  • Post baccalaureate 0%
  • Less than high school 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • First professional degree 0%

Related College Majors

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Knowledge

  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Telecommunications
  • Computers and Electronics
  • Public Safety and Security
  • Building and Construction

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
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