Sample 1 - State of California

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Electricians
(SOC Code : 47-2111)
in California

Install, maintain, and repair electrical wiring, equipment, and fixtures. Ensure that work is in accordance with relevant codes. May install or service street lights, intercom systems, or electrical control systems. Exclude "Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers" (49-2098).

Employers usually expect an employee in this occupation to be able to do the job after Long-term on-the-job training (> 12 months) .

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Occupational Wages[Top]
AreaYearPeriodHourly MeanHourly by Percentile
25thMedian75th
California 20141st Qtr$30.97$23.25$29.66$38.33

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Occupational Projections of Employment (also called "Outlook" or "Demand")[Top]
 AreaEstimated Year-Projected YearEmploymentEmployment ChangeAnnual Avg Openings
EstimatedProjectedNumberPercent
California 2010 - 202047,20054,6007,40015.72,010

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Possible Licenses Required and Issuing Authority[Top]
License Title
License Authority
Low Voltage Systems ContractorDepartment of Consumer Affairs
Contractors State License Board
License Information Center
www.cslb.ca.gov
Pool and Spa Maintenance Limited Specialty ContractorDepartment of Consumer Affairs
Contractors State License Board
License Information Center
www.cslb.ca.gov
Electrical ContractorDepartment of Consumer Affairs
Contractors State License Board
License Information Center
www.cslb.ca.gov
Sign ContractorDepartment of Consumer Affairs
Contractors State License Board
License Information Center
www.cslb.ca.gov
Fire Protection ContractorDepartment of Consumer Affairs
Contractors State License Board
License Information Center
www.cslb.ca.gov

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Industries Employing This Occupation (click on Industry Title to View Employers List)[Top]
Industry Title
Number of Employers in State of California
Percent of Total
Employment for Occupation in State of California
Building Equipment Contractors 31,45869.0%
Residential Building Construction 25,0332.8%

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Training Programs (click on title for more information)[Top]
Program Title
Electrician

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Top Tasks (Specific duties and responsibilities of this job.)
Plan layout and installation of electrical wiring, equipment, or fixtures, based on job specifications and local codes.
Connect wires to circuit breakers, transformers, or other components.
Test electrical systems or continuity of circuits in electrical wiring, equipment, or fixtures, using testing devices, such as ohmmeters, voltmeters, or oscilloscopes, to ensure compatibility and safety of system.
Use a variety of tools or equipment, such as power construction equipment, measuring devices, power tools, and testing equipment, such as oscilloscopes, ammeters, or test lamps.
Inspect electrical systems, equipment, or components to identify hazards, defects, or the need for adjustment or repair, and to ensure compliance with codes.
Prepare sketches or follow blueprints to determine the location of wiring or equipment and to ensure conformance to building and safety codes.
Diagnose malfunctioning systems, apparatus, or components, using test equipment and hand tools to locate the cause of a breakdown and correct the problem.
Work from ladders, scaffolds, or roofs to install, maintain, or repair electrical wiring, equipment, or fixtures.
Advise management on whether continued operation of equipment could be hazardous.
Maintain current electrician`s license or identification card to meet governmental regulations.

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Top Skills used in this Job
Troubleshooting - Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
Repairing - Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.
Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
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.
Installation - Installing equipment, machines, wiring, or programs to meet specifications.
Active Learning - Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
Equipment Maintenance - Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
Instructing - Teaching others how to do something.

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Top Abilities (Attributes of the person that influence performance in this job.)
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.

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Top Work Values (Aspects of this job that create satisfaction.)
Independence - Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to work on their own and make decisions.
Support - Occupations that satisfy this work value offer supportive management that stands behind employees.

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Top Interests (The types of activities someone in this job would like.)
Realistic - Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others.
Investigative - Investigative occupations frequently involve working with ideas, and require an extensive amount of thinking. These occupations can involve searching for facts and figuring out problems mentally.

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Alternate Titles
Chief Electricians; Electrical Sign Servicers; House Wirers
 
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