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Electrical and Electronics Installers and Repairers

Electrical and Electronics Installers and Repairers
Quick Facts : Electrical and Electronics Installers and Repairers*
2010 Median Pay$49,170
Entry Level EducationPostsecondary non-degree award
Work Experience in Related OccupationNone
Number of Jobs, 2012141,100
Job Outlook3% (Slower than average)
Employment Change3,600


Electrical and electronics installers and repairers install, repair, or replace a variety of electrical equipment in telecommunications, transportation, utilities, and other industries.

What Electrical and Electronics Installers and Repairers Do

  • Prepare cost estimates for clients
  • Refer to service guides, schematics, and manufacturer specifications
  • Repair or replace defective parts, such as motors, fuses, or gaskets
  • Reassemble and test equipment after repairs
  • Maintain records of parts used, labor time, and final charges

Work Environment

Many electrical and electronics installers and repairers work on factory floors, where they are subject to noise, dirt, and heat. Installers and repairers may have to lift heavy equipment and work in awkward positions. Nearly all work full time.
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Job Outlook

Overall employment of electrical and electronics installers and repairers is expected to grow 3 percent from 2010 to 2020.
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Pay

The average salary of electrical and electronics installers and repairers was $49,170 in May 2010.
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Electrical and Electronics Installers and Repairers*
Average Annual Salary, May 2010

Electrical and Electronics Installers and Repairers

49170

Installation & Production Occupations

39887.3333

All Jobs in the U.S.

52312.5223
Electrical and Electronics Installers and Repairers*
Percent Change in Employment

Electrical and Electronics Installers and Repairers

2.55138

Installation & Production Occupations

10.336959024270376

All Jobs in the U.S.

15.767561808929724

Becoming a Electrical and Electronics Installers and Repairers

Employers often prefer to hire applicants who have an associate's degree from a community college or technical school, but having a high school diploma may be enough for some jobs. Entry-level repairers may begin by working with experienced technicians, who provide technical guidance, and work independently after developing their skills.
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