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Metropolitan Community College Industrial Electrial Program

Industrial Electrical Job Outlook

MCC Campus(es): Business & Technology
Program Coordinator: Eric Wehmueller, 816.604.5245

Job Preparation:
Student Employment Services
Career Central - job bank

An InDemand occupation* because of its importance and the occupation's shortage of skilled workers.

Job titles

  • Industrial Electrician
  • Electrician
  • Instrument and Electrical Technician
  • Control or Plant Technician
  • Electronic Mechanic

Base salary and job outlook

  • Median wages (national): $22.65/hourly; $47,110/annually
  • Median wages (Missouri): $24.21/hourly; $50,400/annually
  • Projected job growth (national - 2006-2016): Average (7% to 13% increase)

Personal characteristics

  • Attention to detail: careful about detail and thoroughness of job completion
  • Dependable: reliable, responsible and able to fulfill obligations
  • Initiative: willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges
  • Persistence: stick-to-it-ness in the face of unexpected or difficult challenges
  • Self Control: ability to maintain composure in difficult situations
  • Stress Tolerance: ability to accept criticism and perform under stressful situations
  • Integrity: honesty and ethical thinking and behavior
  • Analytical Thinking: ability to use logic to address issues, problems and troubleshoot control circuitry
  • Independence: ability to direct and complete one's work with little or no supervision

Work locations

  • Manufacturing plants
  • Power plants and satellite facilities
  • Hospitals and other large public or private facilities
  • Service companies that install and maintain equipment
  • Chemical and research facilities
  • Electrical construction

Additional career information

Last Modified: 3/4/20