Many electrical and electronics installers and repairers work on factory floors, where they are subject to noise, dirt, and heat. Installers and repairers may have to lift heavy equipment and work in awkward positions. Nearly all work full time.
Think of any consumer product you currently use. It could be food, your television, your car, or the clothes you are wearing. All of these products are manufactured by industrial machinery, automation, or robots. All of this equipment must be installed, operated, and repaired. That’s where you come in!
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual wage of electrical and electronics installers and repairers was $49,170 in May 2010.
Overall employment of electrical and electronics installers and repairers is expected to grow 3 percent from 2010 to 2020, slower than the average for all occupations. However, growth rates will vary by occupational specialty. Job opportunities should be best for applicants who have either an associate’s degree in electronics, certification, or related work experience.