Electrical and Electronics Drafters (17-3012)

Occupation description:  Prepare wiring diagrams, circuit board assembly diagrams, and layout drawings used for the manufacture, installation, or repair of electrical equipment.

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Employment and Job Openings   (click here for the 10-year forecast)

  Average employment Average annual openings
  2014 estimate2024 projectionPercent change GrowthReplacementTotal
Alaska 3234 6.30 01
United States 30,10031,700 5.4160 360520

Job outlook

  • Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is low with low employment opportunities. Read more.

2016 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 30.4817.2022.24 28.8337.3646.55
Alaska 30.4421.3724.94 29.4036.1642.79
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 29.7920.7923.87 29.3135.6840.56

Labor Force Indicators

2015 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
6926 37.747.2 37.7
2015 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation12
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation1
UI claimants previously working in occupation1
2015 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 45
Number of job position postings 1
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 45.0

Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training

Education: Associate's degree Work experience: None On-the-job training: None

Training Resources

Alaska Building Science Network   (Juneau)
Water, Buildings, and Architects

Alaska Computer Business Solutions LLC   (Anchorage)
AutoCAD 2017 Level 1 Essentials
AutoCAD 2017 Level 2 Beyond the Basics
AutoCAD 2017 Level 3 Advanced
Revit Architecture 2017 L1 Fundamentals

Galena Interior Learning Academy   (Galena)
Construction Technology

University of Alaska Anchorage   (Anchorage)
CAD for Building Construction OEC
Civil Drafting CT1
Mechanical & Electric Drafting CT1

University of Alaska Fairbanks, CTC   (Fairbanks)
Drafting Technology AAS
Drafting Technology CT2

University of Alaska Southeast, Juneau   (Juneau)
Drafting Technology CT1

Vocational Training and Resource Center   (Juneau)
Drafting with AutoCAD