At-A-Glance

Median Pay*
$54,010.00 per year
Employment Change, 2017-2022*
410
Number of Jobs, 2016*
1270
Entry-Level Education
High school diploma or equivalent
Work Experience
None
On-the-job Training
Apprenticeship
Job Outlook, 2017-2022*
24.6 %

*Data is specific to the Southeast Texas region.

Job Outlook
Percent change in employment, projected 2017-2022
Electricians
24.6%
All Occupations
18.26%
Note: All Occupations includes all occupations in the Targeted Occupations List for Southeast Texas
What Electricians Do
Electricians install and maintain electrical power, communications, lighting, and control systems in homes, businesses, and factories.
Work Environment
Although most electricians learn through an apprenticeship, some start out by attending a technical school. Most states require electricians to be licensed. For more information, contact your local or state electrical licensing board.
Similar Occupations
Compare the job duties, education, job growth, and pay of Electricians with similar occupations.
SOURCE:
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition and ONETOnline