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Career and Education Opportunities for Security Systems Installers in West Virginia

West Virginia has a population of 1,819,777, which has grown by 0.63% over the past decade. Nicknamed the "Mountain State," West Virginia's capital and biggest city is Charleston.

There are currently 130 jobs for security systems installers in West Virginia and this is projected to grow by 19% to 160 jobs by 2016. This is not quite as good as the nation as a whole, where employment opportunities for security systems installers are expected to grow by about 24.8%. In general, security systems installers install, program, and repair security and fire alarm wiring and equipment.

Security systems installers earn about $13 hourly or $27,330 yearly on average in West Virginia and about $17 hourly or $36,660 per year on average nationally. Compared with people working in the overall category of Office and Home Equipment, people working as security systems installers in West Virginia earn less. They earn more than people working in the overall category of Office and Home Equipment nationally.

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 the preceding year. The unemployment rate in West Virginia was 7.9% in 2009, which has grown by 3.6% since the previous year. About 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 destinations include the Robert C Byrd Health Sciences C of W Vrgna Unvrsty, the Midland Trail Scenic HWY ASSC Inc, and the Craik.

CITIES WITH Security Systems Installer OPPORTUNITIES IN West Virginia


JOB DESCRIPTION: Security Systems Installer

Security Systems Installer video from the State of New Jersey Dept. of Labor and Workforce Development

In general, security systems installers install, program, and repair security and fire alarm wiring and equipment. They also ensure that work is in accordance with relevant codes.

Every day, security systems installers are expected to be able to articulate ideas and problems. They need to evaluate problems as they arise. It is also important that they listen to and understand others in meetings.

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LOCATION INFORMATION: West Virginia

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.