- Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians
- Electrical and Electronics Installers and Repairers
- Line Installers and Repairers
Median Salary: $49,840
Job Growth Outlook 2012-22: 20%
The median annual wage for career opportunities from this program with an associate degree, according to the US Department of Labor and Bureau of Labor Statistics.
People need electricians every day. Electrical trades influence the quality of life around the globe. Today’s homes and businesses have more equipment using electricity than ever before. There seems to be no end in sight.
Skilled, well-trained electricians are needed in every neighborhood, town and city in the world. You could use your skills in a residential, commercial or industrial setting or on a service project in a foreign country.
Business and industry hire people in the electrical trades to install, maintain and repair electrical systems — including high-tech computerized and robotic equipment, as well as motors and lighting systems.
Who does well in it?
People who are:
inclined to be analytical
able to see the big picture
motivated by fixing problems
What would you do?
repair electrical systems
Learn from the masters
When you choose Kirtland’s Electrical Technology program, you will study from the National Center for Construction Education and Research curriculum.
Instructors at the M-TEC in Gaylord are experienced, industry-trained electrical engineers or master electricians with experience in all applications. You can choose elective courses in green technologies with geothermal heating/cooling systems and wind/solar power systems.
Plus, you’ll have the chance to hone your skills doing valuable internships and service-learning projects with local contractors by practicing your future trade on important projects including wiring Habitat for Humanity homes.
Where would you work?
almost anywhere on the planet