Find Trade Colleges

Study Area & Zipcode

Electrical & Power Installation Major

Find Schools Near

Electrical & Power Installation

590 Associates's Degrees Annually
#68 in Popularity (Associate's)
$69,320 Median Salary

Types of Degrees Electrical & Power Installation Majors Are Getting

The following table lists how many general electrical and power transmission installation/installer graduations there were in 2019-2020 for each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Basic Certificate 778
Associate Degree 520
Undergraduate Certificate 439

What Electrical & Power Installation Majors Need to Know

People with careers related to general electrical and power transmission installation/installer were asked what knowledge areas, skills, and abilities were important for their jobs. They weighted these areas on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the highest.

Knowledge Areas for General Electrical & Power Transmission Installation/Installer Majors

According to O*NET survey takers, a major in general electrical and power transmission installation/installer should prepare you for careers in which you will need to be knowledgeable in the following areas:

undefined
  • Mechanical - Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
  • Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Administration and Management - Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
  • Public Safety and Security - Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.

Skills for General Electrical & Power Transmission Installation/Installer Majors

general electrical and power transmission installation/installer majors are found most commonly in careers in which the following skills are important:

undefined
  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Management of Personnel Resources - Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.
  • Time Management - Managing one’s own time and the time of others.

Abilities for General Electrical & Power Transmission Installation/Installer Majors

General Electrical and Power Transmission Installation/Installer majors often go into careers where the following abilities are vital:

undefined
  • Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Problem Sensitivity - The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
  • Near Vision - The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
  • Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
  • Deductive Reasoning - The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.

What Can You Do With a Electrical & Power Installation Major?

People with a general electrical and power transmission installation/installer degree often go into the following careers:

Job Title Job Growth Rate Median Salary
Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 13.9% $70,910
First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 7.1% $66,140

Who Is Getting an Associate’s Degree in Electrical & Power Installation?

520 Associate's Degrees Annually
4% Percent Women
26% Percent Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
This major tends to be male dominated. About 96% of recent graduates are men.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

At the countrywide level, the racial-ethnic distribution of general electrical and power transmission installation/installer majors is as follows:

undefined
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 0
Black or African American 25
Hispanic or Latino 91
White 357
International Students 1
Other Races/Ethnicities 46

Geographic Diversity

Americans aren’t the only ones with an interest in General Electrical & Power Transmission Installation/Installer. About 0.2% of those with this major are international students.

How Much Do Electrical & Power Installation Majors Make?

Salaries According to BLS

Average salaries range from $69,320 to $70,240 (25th to 75th percentile) for careers related to general electrical and power transmission installation/installer. This range includes all degree levels, so the salary for a person with just a bachelor’s degree may be a little less and the one for a person with an advanced degree may be a little more.

To put that into context, according to BLS data from the first quarter of 2020, the typical high school graduate makes between $30,000 and $57,900 a year (25th through 75th percentile). The average person with a bachelor’s degree (any field) makes between $45,600 and $99,000. Advanced degree holders make the most with salaries between $55,600 and $125,400.

Median Salary for an Electrical & Power Installation Major  ( 69320 to 70240 )
0K
250K
Median Salary for a High School Graduate  ( 30000 to 57900 )
0K
250K
Median Salary for a Bachelor's Degree Holder  ( 45600 to 99000 )
0K
250K
Median Salary for an Advanced Degree Holder  ( 55600 to 125400 )
0K
250K

Some careers associated with general electrical and power transmission installation/installer require an advanced degree while some may not even require a bachelor’s. Whatever the case may be, pursuing more education usually means that more career options will be available to you.

Find out what the typical degree level is for general electrical and power transmission installation/installer careers below.

undefined
Education Level Percentage of Workers
Less than a High School Diploma 0.3%
High School Diploma - or the equivalent (for example, GED) 36.2%
Post-Secondary Certificate - awarded for training completed after high school (for example, in agriculture or natural resources, computer services, personal or culinary services, engineering technologies, healthcare, construction trades, mechanic and repair technologies, or precision production) 38.2%
Some College Courses 8.5%
Associate’s Degree (or other 2-year degree) 9.8%
Bachelor’s Degree 7.2%
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate - awarded for completion of an organized program of study; designed for people who have completed a Baccalaureate degree but do not meet the requirements of academic degrees carrying the title of Master. 0.4%
Master’s Degree 0.5%

Online Electrical & Power Installation Programs

In 2019-2020, 77 schools offered a general electrical and power transmission installation/installer program of some type. The following table lists the number of programs by degree level, along with how many schools offered online courses in the field.

Degree Level Colleges Offering Programs Colleges Offering Online Classes
Certificate (Less Than 1 Year) 0 0
Certificate (1-2 years) 48 1
Certificate (2-4 Years) 3 0
Associate’s Degree 48 2
Bachelor’s Degree 0 0
Post-Baccalaureate 0 0
Master’s Degree 0 0
Post-Master’s 0 0
Doctor’s Degree (Research) 0 0
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 0 0
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 0 0

Is a Degree in Electrical & Power Installation Worth It?

The median salary for a general electrical and power transmission installation/installer grad is $69,320 per year. This is based on the weighted average of the most common careers associated with the major.

This is 74% more than the average salary for an individual holding a high school degree. This adds up to a gain of about $588,400 after 20 years!

undefined

You may also be interested in one of the following majors related to general electrical and power transmission installation/installer.

Major Number of Grads
Electrician 18,666
Lineworker 2,120
Other Electrical & Power Transmission Installers 101

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

Featured Schools

Find Trade Schools Near You

Our free school finder matches students with accredited trade schools across the U.S.