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

Types of Degrees Lineworker Majors Are Getting

The following table lists how many lineworker graduations there were in 2019-2020 for each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Undergraduate Certificate 1,012
Basic Certificate 743
Associate Degree 365

What Lineworker Majors Need to Know

O*NET surveyed people in occupations related to lineworker and asked them what knowledge areas, skills, and abilities were important for their jobs. The responses were rated on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being most important.

Knowledge Areas for Lineworker Majors

This major prepares you for careers in which these knowledge areas are important:

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  • 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 Lineworker Majors

The following list of skills has been highlighted as some of the most essential for careers related to lineworker:

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  • 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.
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.

Abilities for Lineworker Majors

As a lineworker major, you will find yourself needing the following abilities:

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  • 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 Lineworker Major?

Below is a list of occupations associated with lineworker:

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 Lineworker?

365 Associate's Degrees Annually
1% Percent Women
20% Percent Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
This major tends to be male dominated. About 99% of recent graduates are men.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

At the countrywide level, the racial-ethnic distribution of lineworker majors is as follows:

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Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 2
Black or African American 2
Hispanic or Latino 29
White 284
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 48

How Much Do Lineworker Majors Make?

Salaries According to BLS

Lineworker majors often go into careers where salaries can range from $69,320 to $70,240 (25th to 75th percentile). 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.

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Some careers associated with lineworker require an advanced degree while some may not even require a bachelor’s. In general, the more advanced your degree the more career options will open up to you. However, there is significant time and money that needs to be invested into your education so weigh the pros and cons.

Find out what the typical degree level is for lineworker careers below.

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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 Lineworker Programs

In the 2019-2020 academic year, 75 schools offered some type of lineworker program. 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) 42 0
Certificate (2-4 Years) 5 0
Associate’s Degree 31 0
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 Lineworker Worth It?

The median salary for a lineworker 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!

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You may also be interested in one of the following majors related to lineworker.

Major Number of Grads
Electrician 18,666
General Electrical & Power Transmission Installation/Installer 1,737
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.

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