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Electrical Careers

Working as an electrician is a great occupation. But one aspect of the occupation is clear: you will probably have a sequence of specialties throughout your work career. You may move from one to another, say from residential construction to industrial maintenance, to industrial control, to engineering technician, to ... well you get the idea. 

As you get into one electrical specialty you may want to investigate the possibilities of some other electrical specialty that seems interesting to you. There are numerous employment studies which show the average number of different positions a person will have in a work career is seven. What number are you on right now?

There are many aspects of electrical occupations which may interest you. Here is a short list of some of the possibilities. You will find detailed information about each. Just click on the link.

Electrician

Motor Repair - Electrical and Electronics Installers and Repairers

Electrical Engineering Technicians

Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers

Electrical Drafters

Electrical and Electronics Engineers, except Computer

Construction and Building Inspectors

Lineman

Elevator Installation and Maintenance

Electronics Technician

And the list goes on. Here are other links for related occupations you may want to research. Have fun.

Electrical and electronic equipment assemblers, see: Assemblers and fabricators

Electrical and electronics engineering technicians, see: Engineering technicians

Electrical and electronics engineers, except computer

Electrical and electronics installers and repairers

Electrical drafters, see: Drafters

Electrical engineers, see: Electrical and electronics engineers, except computer

Electrical inspectors, see: Construction and building inspectors

Electricians

Electric motor repairers, see: Electrical and electronics installers and repairers

Electromechanical engineering technicians, see: Engineering technicians

Electromechanical equipment assemblers, see: Assemblers and fabricators

Electronic drafters, see: Drafters

Electronic equipment installers and repairers, motor vehicles, see: Electrical and electronics installers and repairers

Electronic home entertainment equipment installers and repairers

Electronic masking system operators, see: Prepress technicians and workers

Electronic semiconductor processors, see: Semiconductor processors

Electronics engineers, see: Electrical and electronics engineers, except computer

Electronics repairers, see: Electrical and electronics installers and repairers

Electronics technicians, see: Precision instrument and equipment repairers

 

Engineers

See also:

Aerospace engineers

Agricultural engineers

Biomedical engineers

Chemical engineers

Civil engineers

Computer hardware engineers

Electrical and electronics engineers, except computer

Environmental engineers

Industrial engineers, including health and safety

Materials engineers

Mechanical engineers

Mining and geological engineers, including mining safety engineers

Nuclear engineers

Petroleum engineers

Engineers, computer software, see: Computer software engineers

Engineers, diesel, see: Rail transportation occupations

Engineers, locomotive, see: Rail transportation occupations

Engineers, rail yard, see: Rail transportation occupations

Engineers, railroad, see: Rail transportation occupations

Engineers, stationary, see: Stationary engineers and boiler operators

Engineers, ship, see: Water transportation occupations

 

 

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Dictionary Of Occupational Titles Index

Following is the alphabetical index to the Dictionary of Occupational Titles (DOT) revised fourth edition, as supplied electronically by the US Dept. of Labor.

A . B . C . D . E . F . G . H . I . J . K . L . M
N . O . P . Q . R . S . T . U . V . W . X . Y . Z

 

Here is a list of occupational titles as provided from the Department of Labor. Take a few minutes to look around. You never know what you will find of interest.  HERE for the entire list.

ELECTRICAL AND RADIO MOCK-UP MECHANIC (aircraft mfg.) 693.381-026
ELECTRICAL-APPLIANCE PREPARER (any industry) 827.584-010
ELECTRICAL-APPLIANCE REPAIRER (any industry) 723.381-010
ELECTRICAL-APPLIANCE SERVICER (any industry) 827.261-010
ELECTRICAL-APPLIANCE-SERVICER APPRENTICE (any industry) 827.261-014
ELECTRICAL-APPLIANCE-SERVICER SUPERVISOR (any industry) 827.131-010
electrical-appliance service supervisor (utilities) 187.167-010
ELECTRICAL ASSEMBLER (aircraft mfg.) 729.384-026
Electrical Checkout Mechanic (aircraft mfg.) 806.261-050
ELECTRICAL-CONTROL ASSEMBLER (comm. equip.; elec. equip.) 729.684-026
ELECTRICAL-DESIGN ENGINEER (profess. & kin.) 003.061-018
ELECTRICAL-DISCHARGE-MACHINE OPERATOR, PRODUCTION (machine shop) 609.482-010
ELECTRICAL-DISCHARGE-MACHINE SET-UP OPERATOR (machine shop) 609.380-010
ELECTRICAL ENGINEER (profess. & kin.) 003.061-010
electrical engineer, geophysical prospecting (profess. & kin.) 003.061-022
ELECTRICAL ENGINEER, POWER SYSTEM (utilities) 003.167-018
ELECTRICAL-EQUIPMENT TESTER (aircraft mfg.) 729.381-010
ELECTRICAL INSPECTOR (aircraft mfg.; air trans.) 825.381-026
Electrical Inspector (automotive ser.) 620.281-030
Electrical Inspector (railroad equip.) 807.381-026
ELECTRICAL-INSTALLATION SUPERVISOR (utilities) 821.131-010
ELECTRICAL-INSTRUMENT REPAIRER (any industry) 729.281-026
electrical-laboratory technician (profess. & kin.) 003.161-010
ELECTRICAL-LINE SPLICER (petrol. & gas) 728.684-014
electrical-logging engineer (petrol. & gas) 010.261-014
ELECTRICAL-PROSPECTING ENGINEER (profess. & kin.) 003.061-022
electrical-prospecting operator (petrol. & gas) 010.261-014
Electrical Prospector (petrol. & gas) 024.061-026
electrical repairer (any industry) 829.261-018
Electrical Repairer, Internal Combustion Engines (automotive ser.;
engine-turbine) 825.281-022
ELECTRICAL-RESEARCH ENGINEER (profess. & kin.) 003.061-026
ELECTRICAL SUPERVISOR (petrol. & gas) 826.131-010
ELECTRICAL TECHNICIAN (profess. & kin.) 003.161-010
ELECTRICAL TEST ENGINEER (profess. & kin.) 003.061-014
ELECTRICAL TESTER (utilities) term
electrical tester, battery (elec. equip.) 727.384-010
Electrical-Tests Supervisor (utilities) 184.167-218
electrical-transmission engineer (utilities) 003.167-050
Electrical-Unit Rebuilder (automotive ser.) 825.281-022
Electric-Arc-Furnace Operator (foundry; smelt. & refin.; steel & rel.)
512.362-018
electric-bath attendant (personal ser.) 335.677-014
ELECTRIC BLANKET WIRER (tex. prod., nec) 789.684-054
electric-blasting-cap assembler (ordnance) 737.687-018
Electric-Cable Diagrammer (elec. equip.) 003.281-010
ELECTRIC-CELL TENDER (chemical) 558.565-014
ELECTRIC-CONTAINER TESTER (elec. equip.) 727.687-050
electric deicer inspector (rubber goods) 729.387-010
electric-detector operator (construction) 862.687-014
ELECTRIC-DISTRIBUTION CHECKER (construction; utilities) 824.281-014
electric-distribution engineer (utilities) 003.167-046
Electric-Dragline Operator (any industry) 850.683-018
Electric-Fan Assembler (house. appl.) 723.684-010
ELECTRIC-FORK OPERATOR (agriculture) 921.685-042
Electric-Freight-Car Operator (r.r. trans.) 921.683-050
Electric-Frying-Pan Repairer (house. appl.) 723.584-010
ELECTRIC-GOLF-CART REPAIRER (amuse. & rec.; automotive ser.) 620.261-026
Electric-Heater Assembler (house. appl.) 723.684-010
Electric-Hoist Operator (mine & quarry) 921.663-026
ELECTRICIAN (construction) 824.261-010
ELECTRICIAN (mfd. bldgs.) 824.681-010
ELECTRICIAN (ship-boat mfg.) 825.381-030
ELECTRICIAN (water trans.) 825.281-014
ELECTRICIAN, AIRCRAFT (aircraft mfg.; air trans.) 825.261-018
ELECTRICIAN APPRENTICE (construction) 824.261-014
ELECTRICIAN APPRENTICE (ship-boat mfg.) 825.381-034
electrician apprentice, elevator maintenance (any industry) 825.281-034
ELECTRICIAN APPRENTICE, POWERHOUSE (utilities) 820.261-010
ELECTRICIAN, AUTOMOTIVE (automotive ser.) 825.281-022
Electrician, Bus (automotive ser.) 825.281-022
electrician, cable-splicing (construction; tel. & tel.; utilities) 829.361-010
ELECTRICIAN, CHIEF (motion picture) 824.137-010
Electrician, Chief (water trans.) 825.281-014
electrician-constructor supervisor (utilities) 821.131-026
Electrician, Control Equipment (railroad equip.) 825.281-026
Electrician, Crane Maintenance (any industry) 829.261-018
Electrician, Deck (water trans.) 825.281-014
electrician, elevator-maintenance (any industry) 825.281-030
electrician, front (amuse. & rec.) 962.381-014
ELECTRICIAN HELPER (any industry) 829.684-022
ELECTRICIAN HELPER (ship-boat mfg.) 829.684-026
electrician helper (utilities) 821.667-010
ELECTRICIAN HELPER, AUTOMOTIVE (automotive ser.) 825.684-010
Electrician Helper, Powerhouse (utilities) 821.667-010
ELECTRICIAN, LOCOMOTIVE (railroad equip.) 825.281-026
Electrician, Machine Shop (machine shop) 829.261-018
ELECTRICIAN, MAINTENANCE (any industry) 829.261-018
electrician, marine (ship-boat mfg.) 825.381-030
electrician, master (amuse. & rec.) 962.267-010
ELECTRICIAN, OFFICE (tel. & tel.) 822.261-010
electrician, outside (ship-boat mfg.) 825.381-030
ELECTRICIAN, POWERHOUSE (utilities) 820.261-014
ELECTRICIAN, RADIO (any industry) 823.281-014
Electrician, Rectifier Maintenance (utilities) 829.261-018
Electrician, Refinery (petrol. refin.) 829.261-018
ELECTRICIAN, RESEARCH (aircraft mfg.) 726.261-014
Electrician, Second (water trans.) 825.281-014
Electrician, Ship (ship-boat mfg.) 825.381-030
Electrician, Shop (ship-boat mfg.) 825.381-030
Electrician, Sound (water trans.) 825.281-014
electrician, station, assistant (tel. & tel.) 822.261-010
ELECTRICIAN, SUBSTATION (utilities) 820.261-018
ELECTRICIAN SUPERVISOR (any industry) 829.131-014
ELECTRICIAN SUPERVISOR (ship-boat mfg.) 825.131-010
Electrician Supervisor, Airplane (air trans.) 829.131-014
Electrician Supervisor, Automotive (automotive ser.) 829.131-014
Electrician Supervisor, Locomotive (railroad equip.) 829.131-014
Electrician Supervisor, Maintenance (any industry) 829.131-014
ELECTRICIAN SUPERVISOR, SUBSTATION (utilities) 820.131-010
electrician, telephone (any industry) 822.281-018
Electrician, Third (water trans.) 825.281-014
electrician, underground (utilities) 821.361-010
electrician, wiring (vehicles, nec) 829.684-014
Electrician, Yard (ship-boat mfg.) 825.381-030
Electric-Locomotive-Crane Operator (any industry) 921.663-038
electric-meter inspector (utilities) 821.364-010
Electric-Meter-Installer Helper (utilities) 821.667-010
ELECTRIC-METER INSTALLER I (utilities) 821.361-014
ELECTRIC-METER INSTALLER II (utilities) 821.684-010
Electric-Meter Reader (utilities) 209.567-010
ELECTRIC-METER REPAIRER (utilities) 729.281-014
ELECTRIC-METER-REPAIRER APPRENTICE (utilities) 729.281-018
Electric-Meter-Repairer Helper (utilities) 821.564-010
ELECTRIC-METER TESTER (utilities) 821.381-010
Electric-Meter-Tester Helper (utilities) 821.564-010
electric-meter tester, shop (utilities) 729.281-034
ELECTRIC-MOTOR ANALYST (any industry) 721.261-010
ELECTRIC-MOTOR-AND-GENERATOR ASSEMBLER (elec. equip.) 820.361-014
ELECTRIC-MOTOR ASSEMBLER (elec. equip.) 721.684-022
ELECTRIC-MOTOR ASSEMBLER AND TESTER (any industry) 721.281-014
ELECTRIC-MOTOR-CONTROL ASSEMBLER (elec. equip.) 721.381-014
ELECTRIC-MOTOR FITTER (railroad equip.) 721.381-010
electric-motor-repair clerk (retail trade; wholesale tr.) 271.354-010
ELECTRIC-MOTOR REPAIRER (any industry) 721.281-018
ELECTRIC MOTOR REPAIRING SUPERVISOR (any industry) 721.131-010
ELECTRIC-MOTOR WINDER (elec. equip.) 721.484-010
electric-needle specialist (personal ser.) 339.371-010
ELECTRIC-ORGAN ASSEMBLER AND CHECKER (musical inst.) 730.381-022
ELECTRIC-ORGAN INSPECTOR AND REPAIRER (musical inst.) 730.281-018
electric-organ technician (any industry) 828.261-010
Electric-Pile-Driver Operator (construction) 859.682-018
ELECTRIC POWER LINE EXAMINER (utilities) 959.367-010
Electric-Power-Shovel Operator (any industry) 850.683-030
Electric-Range Assembler (elec. equip.) 827.684-010
Electric-Range Preparer (any industry) 827.584-010
Electric-Range Servicer (any industry) 827.261-010
Electric-Razor Assembler (cutlery-hrdwr.) 701.687-010
Electric-Refrigerator Preparer (any industry) 827.584-010
Electric-Refrigerator Servicer (any industry) 827.261-010
electric-repair supervisor (utilities) 820.131-010
ELECTRIC-SEALING-MACHINE OPERATOR (any industry) 690.685-154
electric-sewer-cleaning-machine operator (business ser.) 899.664-014
ELECTRIC-SIGN ASSEMBLER (fabrication, nec) 729.684-022
electric-sorting-machine operator (can. & preserv.) 521.685-238
Electric-Switch Tester (elec. equip.) 729.684-058
Electric-Tape Slitter (rubber goods) 699.682-030
ELECTRIC-TOOL REPAIRER (any industry) 729.281-022
ELECTRIC-TRACK-SWITCH MAINTAINER (r.r. trans.) 825.261-010
Electric-Truck-Crane Operator (any industry) 921.683-050
Electric-Truck Operator (any industry) 921.683-050
ELECTRIFIER OPERATOR (textile) 585.685-042
Electrocardiograph Repairer (any industry) 729.281-030
ELECTROCARDIOGRAPH TECHNICIAN (medical ser.) 078.362-018
ELECTRODE CLEANER (elec. equip.) 729.687-014
ELECTRODE-CLEANING-MACHINE OPERATOR (elec. equip.) 559.685-062
ELECTRODE TURNER-AND-FINISHER (elec. equip.) 692.682-034
ELECTROENCEPHALOGRAPHIC TECHNOLOGIST (medical ser.) 078.362-022
ELECTROFORMER (electroplating) 500.684-010
electroformer (inst. & app.) 500.684-034
ELECTROGALVANIZING-MACHINE OPERATOR (electroplating) 500.362-010
ELECTROLESS PLATER (any industry) 505.684-010
ELECTROLESS PLATER, PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD PANELS (electron. comp.) 501.685-022
ELECTROLOGIST (personal ser.) 339.371-010
ELECTROLYSIS-AND-CORROSION-CONTROL ENGINEER (profess. & kin.) 003.167-022
electrolysis engineer (profess. & kin.) 003.167-022
electrolysis investigator (profess. & kin.) 003.167-022
electrolysis operator (personal ser.) 339.371-010
Electrolytic De-Scaler (any industry) 503.362-010
Electromagnet-Crane Operator I (any industry) 921.663-058
Electromagnet-Crane Operator II (any industry) 921.663-062
electromechanical instrument mechanic (inst. & app.) 710.381-054
ELECTROMECHANICAL TECHNICIAN (inst. & app.) 710.281-018
ELECTROMEDICAL-EQUIPMENT REPAIRER (any industry) 729.281-030
electromedical service engineer (any industry) 729.281-030
ELECTROMYOGRAPHIC TECHNICIAN (medical ser.) 078.362-038
electron-beam operator (electron. comp.) 972.382-018
Electron Gun Assembler (electron. comp.) 725.384-010
Electron Gun Inspector (electron. comp.) 726.684-022
Electronic Color Correction Operator (print. & pub.) 979.282-010
Electronic-Communications Technician (profess. & kin.) 003.161-014
ELECTRONIC-COMPONENT PROCESSOR (electron. comp.) 590.684-014
ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT REPAIRER (comm. equip.; electron. comp.) 726.381-014
ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT SET-UP OPERATOR (electron. comp.) 726.380-010
Electronic-Eye-Thermal-Cutting-Machine Operator (welding) 816.482-010
ELECTRONIC FUNDS TRANSFER COORDINATOR (financial) 216.362-038
electronic gluer (woodworking) 569.685-050
electronic imaging system operator (print. & pub.) 979.282-010
electronic induction hardener (heat treating) 504.685-022
ELECTRONIC INTELLIGENCE OPERATIONS SPECIALIST (military ser.) 193.382-010
ELECTRONIC MASKING SYSTEM OPERATOR (print. & pub.) 972.282-018
Electronic-Organ Installer (any industry) 828.261-010
ELECTRONIC-ORGAN TECHNICIAN (any industry) 828.261-010
Electronic Page Makeup System Operator (print. & pub.) 979.282-010
electronic paint operator (any industry) 599.682-010
Electronic-Piano Installer (any industry) 828.261-010
electronic plotting system operator (print. & pub.) 972.282-018
ELECTRONIC PREPRESS SYSTEM OPERATOR (print. & pub.) 979.282-010
ELECTRONIC-PRODUCTION-LINE-MAINTENANCE MECHANIC (electron. comp.) 629.261-022
ELECTRONIC-SALES-AND-SERVICE TECHNICIAN (profess. & kin.) 828.251-010
ELECTRONICS ASSEMBLER (comm. equip.; electron. comp.; inst. & app.) 726.684-018
ELECTRONICS ASSEMBLER, DEVELOPMENTAL (any industry) 726.261-010
Electronic-Scale Assembler And Tester (office machines) 710.281-010
ELECTRONIC-SCALE SUBASSEMBLER (office machines) 726.684-014
electronic scanner operator (print. & pub.) 972.282-010
ELECTRONICS-DESIGN ENGINEER (profess. & kin.) 003.061-034
ELECTRONICS ENGINEER (profess. & kin.) 003.061-030
electronics-equipment mechanic (any industry) 828.261-022
ELECTRONICS INSPECTOR (comm. equip.; electron. comp.; inst. & app.) 726.381-010
ELECTRONICS INSPECTOR (electron. comp.) 726.684-022
ELECTRONICS MECHANIC (any industry) 828.261-022
ELECTRONICS-MECHANIC APPRENTICE (any industry) 828.261-026
Electronics Mechanic, Computer (any industry) 828.261-022
electronic-sound technician (any industry) 823.261-010
ELECTRONICS-RESEARCH ENGINEER (profess. & kin.) 003.061-038
electronics specialist (any industry) 828.261-022
electronics supervisor (petrol. & gas) 710.131-034
electronics-system mechanic (any industry) 828.261-022
electronics technician (any industry) 823.281-018
electronics technician (any industry) 828.261-022
ELECTRONICS TECHNICIAN (profess. & kin.) 003.161-014
electronics-technician apprentice (any industry) 828.261-026
Electronics Technician, Nuclear Reactor (profess. & kin.) 003.161-014
ELECTRONICS-TEST ENGINEER (profess. & kin.) 003.061-042
ELECTRONICS TESTER (any industry) 726.261-018
ELECTRONICS TESTER (comm. equip.; electron. comp.; inst. & app.; office machines)
726.684-026
ELECTRONICS UTILITY WORKER (comm. equip.; electron. comp.) 726.364-018
ELECTRONICS WORKER (electron. comp.) 726.687-010

Here is more information from the Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics. You can click through these information sources to find answers to most of your labor job questions. HERE is the link to their main page. This is the May 2004 version of their web site.



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Inflation & Consumer Spending

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Productivity

Safety & Health

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Demographics

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Latest Numbers

 

CPI:
+0.2% in Apr 2004

Unemployment Rate:
5.6% in Apr 2004

Payroll Employment:
+288,000(p) in Apr 2004

Average Hourly Earnings:
+$0.05(p) in Apr 2004

PPI:
+0.7%(p) in Apr 2004

ECI:
+1.1% in 1st Qtr of 2004

Productivity:
+3.5% in 1st Qtr of 2004

U.S. Import Price Index:
+0.2% in Apr 2004

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