Electrical Technology Employment Potential

Employment Opportunities in White Text with White Human Figures on Blue BackgroundEmployment of electricians is projected to grow 20 percent from 2012 to 2022, faster than the average for all occupations. As homes and businesses require more wiring, electricians will be needed to install the necessary components. Overall growth of the construction industry and the need to maintain older equipment in manufacturing plants also will require more electricians. Electricians with the widest variety of skills should have the best job opportunities. Electricians in factories tend to have the most stable employment. Other jobs include:

  • Electrician (Residential and Commercial)
  • Industrial Maintenance
  • Construction
  • Cable Technology
  • Phone Technology

Wages in the state of Kansas:

Average wage = $50,320
Entry level = $35,690
Experienced = $57,630

For additional information, visit http://www.dol.ks.gov/LMIS/ for local wage information or U.S. Department of labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupation Handbook for national wage information.