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Electrical: Career and Education Opportunities in West Virginia

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

West Virginia
West Virginia photo by the U.S. Dept. of Transportation

West Virginia has a population of 1,819,777, which has grown by 0.63% over the past 10 years. Nicknamed the "Mountain State," West Virginia's capital and biggest city is Charleston. In 2008, there were a total of 934,944 jobs in West Virginia. The average annual income was $31,634 in 2008, up from $30,121 in 2007. The unemployment rate in West Virginia was 7.9% in 2009, which has grown by 3.6% since the previous year. Approximately 14.8% of West Virginia residents have college degrees, which is lower than the national average.

The top industries in West Virginia include bituminous coal underground mining, plastics material manufacturing, and pipeline transportation. Notable tourist attractions include the P A Denny, the Robert C Byrd Health Sciences C of W Vrgna Unvrsty, and the Craik.

CITIES WITH Electrical OPPORTUNITIES IN West Virginia


Featured Online Colleges

Everest University
Liberty University
American InterContinental University Online

CAREERS WITHIN Electrical

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.
Electrician

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.