Electrical Lineworker Certificate
The Electrical Lineworker Certificate is designed to provide students with the knowledge and the skills for initial employment and be able to pursue a long and rewarding career in electric power generation, transmission and distribution.
- Electrical Lineworker Certificate
- Degree Type: Certificate
- ·TSI: not required
Students may enter the electrical lineworker certificate during the fall semester of each year.
|ELPT-1411||Basic Electrical Theory||4|
|LNWK-1301||Orientation and Line Skill Fundamentals||3|
|LNWK-2321||Live Line Safety||3|
|LNWK-2322||Distribution Line Construction||3|
Line installers and repairers install or repair electrical power systems and telecommunications cables, including fiber optics.
- Electrical Line Installers and Repairers
- 2020 Median Pay: $68,030 per year, $32.71 per hour
- Typical Entry-Level Education: High School Diploma or Equivalent
- Work Experience in a Related Occupation: None
- On-the-job Training: Long-term on-the-job training
- Number of Jobs, 2020: 240,300
- Job Outlook, 2020-2030: 0% (Little or no change)
- Employment Change, 2020-30: 700
Line workers encounter serious hazards on the job, including working with high-voltage electricity, often at great heights. The work also can be physically demanding. Although most work full time during regular business hours, some work irregular hours on evenings, nights, weekends, and holidays when needed.
To become proficient, most line installers and repairers require technical instruction and long-term on-the-job training. Apprenticeships are common.
The median annual wage for electrical power-line installers and repairers was $75,030 in May 2020.
The median annual wage for telecommunications line installers and repairers was $58,870 in May 2020.
Overall employment of line installers and repairers is projected to show little or no change from 2020 to 2030.
Despite limited employment growth, about 23,300 openings for line installers and repairers are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Most of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.
Explore resources for employment and wages by state and area for line installers and repairers.
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Learn more about line installers and repairers by visiting additional resources, including O*NET, a source on key characteristics of workers and occupations.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Line Installers & Repairers on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/installation-maintenance-and-repair/line-installers-and-repairers.htm
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