Construction Electrician


Average Annual Wages, May 2020

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.

In May 2020, the average annual wages for electricians in the top industries in which they worked were as follows:

All data is from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Local Government, Excluding Schools and Hospitals


Utility System Construction


Nonresidential Building Construction


Building Equipment Contractors


Employment Services



Percent Change in Employment,
Projected 2019-29

Employment of electricians is projected to grow 8 percent from 2019 to 2029, much faster than the average for all occupations. Increases in construction spending and demand for alternative energy sources will drive demand for electricians.

Alternative power generation, such as solar and wind, is an emerging field that should require more electricians for installation. Increasingly, electricians will be needed to link these alternative power sources to homes and power grids over the coming decade. Employment growth stemming from these sources, however, will largely depend on government policy.

All data is from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.



Total, All Occupations


Construction Trades Workers


Centura College is committed to connecting communities and careers!

Construction Electrician training will prepare you for entry level positions within the electrical industry.

The Construction Electrician training provides you with the technical skills to setup, install, repair and maintain electrical systems that provide heating, cooling, lighting, communications, and power distribution for residential, commercial and industrial structures. You will be introduced with theory, electrical applications, hands-on, and troubleshooting applications in a classroom and lab setting.

You will have the opportunity to complete the Occupation Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 10-hour safety certification including the National Center for Construction Education & Research (NCCER) Levels I, II, III. You will also be registered in the Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation (DPOR) in preparation of future Journeyman’s Electrical certification.

Industry-Focused Instruction

We meet with employers to assess industry needs. Our small class sizes and simulated work environments are a chance for you to learn and practice your new skills. You will train closely with our dedicated and experienced instructors.

We give you the knowledge you need to succeed

Our dedication to your education goes past enrollment. We offer career placement assistance to help you with your resume, job search, and interview prep.