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45 Associates's Degrees Annually
#165 in Popularity (Associate's)
$70,240 Median Salary

Types of Degrees Other Electrical & Power Majors Are Getting

The following table lists how many other electrical and power transmission installers graduations there were in 2018-2019 for each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Undergraduate Certificate 45
Associate’s Degree 45
Basic Certificate 29

What Other Electrical & Power Majors Need to Know

People with careers related to other electrical and power transmission installers 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 Other Electrical & Power Transmission Installers 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.
  • Physics - Knowledge and prediction of physical principles, laws, their interrelationships, and applications to understanding fluid, material, and atmospheric dynamics, and mechanical, electrical, atomic and sub- atomic structures and processes.
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Telecommunications - Knowledge of transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems.

Skills for Other Electrical & Power Transmission Installers Majors

When studying other electrical and power transmission installers, you’ll learn many skills that will help you be successful in a wide range of jobs - even those that do not require a degree in the field. The following is a list of some of the most common skills needed for careers associated with this major:

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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Troubleshooting - Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
  • Operation Monitoring - Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.

Abilities for Other Electrical & Power Transmission Installers Majors

A major in other electrical and power transmission installers will prepare for your careers in which the following abilities are important:

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  • 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.
  • Multilimb Coordination - The ability to coordinate two or more limbs (for example, two arms, two legs, or one leg and one arm) while sitting, standing, or lying down. It does not involve performing the activities while the whole body is in motion.
  • Arm-Hand Steadiness - The ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position.
  • Near Vision - The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
  • Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.

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

People with a other electrical and power transmission installers degree often go into the following careers:

Job Title Job Growth Rate Median Salary
Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 13.9% $70,910

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

45 Associate's Degrees Annually
11% Percent Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

At the countrywide level, the racial-ethnic distribution of other electrical and power transmission installers majors is as follows:

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Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 1
Black or African American 2
Hispanic or Latino 2
White 35
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 5

How Much Do Other Electrical & Power Majors Make?

Salaries According to BLS

Other Electrical and Power Transmission Installers majors often go into careers with median salaries of $70,240. This median refers to 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 other electrical and power transmission installers 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.

How much schooling do you really need to compete in today’s job market? People currently working in careers related to other electrical and power transmission installers have obtained the following education levels.

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Education Level Percentage of Workers
Less than a High School Diploma 0.6%
High School Diploma - or the equivalent (for example, GED) 39.7%
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) 59.1%
Associate’s Degree (or other 2-year degree) 0.6%

Online Other Electrical & Power Programs

In 2018-2019, 23 schools offered a other electrical and power transmission installers 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) 6 1
Certificate (1-2 years) 15 0
Certificate (2-4 Years) 1 0
Associate’s Degree 9 0
Bachelor’s Degree 0 0
Post-Baccalaureate 6 1
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 Other Electrical & Power Worth It?

The median salary for a other electrical and power transmission installers grad is $70,240 per year. This is based on the weighted average of the most common careers associated with the major.

This is 76% more than the average salary for an individual holding a high school degree. This adds up to a gain of about $606,800 after 20 years!

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You may also be interested in one of the following majors related to other electrical and power transmission installers.

Major Number of Grads
Electrician 17,517
General Electrical & Power Transmission Installation/Installer 2,045
Lineworker 1,679

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.

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