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)

  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.


2017 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 30.6417.3722.07 28.7037.4447.10
Alaska 28.3219.7821.48 25.2434.7643.94
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 27.1119.5720.97 23.3032.9842.34

Labor Force Indicators

2016 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
6224 38.746.9 36.7
2016 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation7
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation0
UI claimants previously working in occupation5
2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 55
Number of job position postings 4
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 13.8

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

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

 Degree
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

 Degree
Galena Interior Learning Academy   (Galena)
Construction Technology

 Degree
University of Alaska Anchorage   (Anchorage)
Civil Technology CT1
Mechanical & Electrical Technology CT1

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

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

 Degree
Vocational Training and Resource Center   (Juneau)
Drafting with AutoCAD