This associate of applied science degree program is designed for a person currently in or who has completed a Bureau of Labor and Industries (BOLI) and Oregon Building Codes approved electrical trades apprenticeship and who intends to work beyond the level of journeyman as coordinator, leader, or supervisor in industrial trade and community roles.
Employment for electricians is expected to grow at about the statewide average. Total job openings are projected to be much higher than the statewide average. The labor market outlook for electricians in Oregon is to grow from 5% to 25%. Projected growth of in Clatsop, Columbia, and Tillamook counties is 13.1%. Job growth among first-line supervisors/managers of electricians also can expect strong career opportunities, with Oregon growth rates of 15% through 2019, and projected growth of 21.4% in Clatsop, Columbia, and Tillamook counties.
The average Oregon entry wage for electricians is, on average, $17.79, and the median wage is $29.08. Electricians in Clatsop, Columbia, and Tillamook counties earn from $26.37 at entry to a median of $31.81. For first line supervisors, the entry wage is $18.18, and the median wage is $28.16.