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Electrical: Career and Education Opportunities in Louisiana

Electrical: Electricians keep the power flowing. They install, maintain and repair the electrical infrastructure we depend on every day.

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Louisiana has a population of 4,492,076, which has grown by 0.52% over the past 10 years. Nicknamed the "Pelican State," its capital is Baton Rouge, though its largest city is New Orleans. In 2008, there were a total of 2,576,960 jobs in Louisiana. The average annual income was $36,091 in 2008, up from $35,340 in 2007. The unemployment rate in Louisiana was 6.8% in 2009, which has grown by 2.3% since the previous year. Roughly 18.7% of Louisiana residents have college degrees, which is lower than the national average.

The top industries in Louisiana include petroleum products manufacturing, petroleum refineries, and basic chemical manufacturing. Notable tourist attractions include the Longue Vue House & Gardens, the Reverend Zombies House of Voodoo, and the Louisiana Children's Museum.


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Electrical Assistant

Electrical Assistants help electricians by performing duties of lesser skill. Electrical Assistants need to install equipment in line with existing requirements. They also need to diagnose equipment problems and failures.

Electricians install, maintain, and repair electrical wiring, equipment, and fixtures. Electricians need to diagnose equipment problems and failures. They also need to diagnose and repair equipment and system in the face of problem and faults.