As a graduate in the electrical systems field, individuals are qualified to seek positions as journeymen electrical installers with heavy industry, utilities and commercial contractors, industrial maintenance or electricians, commercial electricians, or residential construction and wiring. In the electronics field, various occupations include industrial electronics, computer repair and communications electronics technicians, computer networkers, computer and data processing service technicians and durable goods manufacturers.
Employment for electrical system technicians will continue to grow as more and more industries switch to electronic control systems. Salaries depend on the specialized field the technician chooses. Graduates from the program can expect salaries from $15 to $32 per hour depending on experience, according to the 2006-2007 Occupational Outlook Handbook.
Annual incomes for those in the electrical systems field vary widely. Salaries in the electricity field rage from $12 to $34 per hour depending on experience and location. In 2004, median hourly wages of electricians were $20.33. As current electricians retire, there is expected to be a shortage of qualified electricians, making this a field in high demand.
For additional information about the Electrical Systems Technology program at Bevill State Community College, call toll-free 1-800-648-3271 or one of the campuses below.
1-800-648-3271, ext. 5167
1-800-648-3271, ext. 5204
1-800-648-3271, ext. 5217