Electrical Engineers (17-2071)
Occupation description: Research, design, develop, test, or supervise the manufacturing and installation of electrical equipment, components, or systems for commercial, industrial, military, or scientific use. Excludes Computer Hardware Engineers (17-2061).
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Employment and Job Openings
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||2012 estimate||2022 projection||Percent change
Alaska’s employment growth is low with moderate employment opportunities. Read more.
* indicates the estimate is not available, or the hourly wage is greater than $100, or the annual wage is greater than $208,000.
Labor Force Indicators
|2014 Worker Characteristics
|Total workers||Nonresident workers
||Percent nonresident||Percent age 45 plus||Percent age 50 plus
|2014 Potential Supply
|Qualified but working in another occupation||39
|Currently employed in a lower paid occupation||12
|UI claimants previously working in occupation||4
|2014 ALEXsys Employment Data
|Number of registrants
|Number of job position postings
|Ratio of registrants to job position postings
Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training
|Education: Bachelor’s degree
||Work experience: None
||On-the-job training: None
Alaska Economic Trends articles
Engineer Shortage: Myth vs. Reality (November 1983)