Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers (49-2098)

Occupation description:  Install, program, maintain, and repair security and fire alarm wiring and equipment. Ensure that work is in accordance with relevant codes. Excludes Electricians (47-2111) who do a broad range of electrical wiring.

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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 146150 2.70 44
United States 64,00072,300 12.9820 1,5802,410

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 21.9513.2716.70 21.3126.7131.48
Alaska 30.6912.2120.43 33.2339.7146.78
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 31.5713.0323.12 33.9340.6247.03

Labor Force Indicators

2015 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
15358 37.935.9 25.2
2015 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation36
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation13
UI claimants previously working in occupation7
2015 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 47
Number of job position postings 11
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 4.3

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

Education: High school diploma or equivalent Work experience: None On-the-job training: Moderate-term on-the-job training

Training Resources

ABC of Alaska   (Anchorage)
Electrical Hazards

Alaska Job Corps   (Palmer)
Pre-Apprentice Electrician

Alaska Joint Electrical Apprenticeship and Training Trust   (Anchorage)
Inside Wireman Certificate

Alaska Technical Center   (Kotzebue)
Construction Trades
Construction Trades/Plumbing Systems/Electrical Systems
Electrical Systems/Heating Systems/Plumbing Systems
NCCER Core Curriculum

AVTEC   (Seward)
Industrial Electricity Certificate

Galena Interior Learning Academy   (Galena)
Construction Technology

Ilisagvik College   (Barrow)
Electrical I Endorsement

Partners for Progress in Delta, Inc   (Delta Junction)
Electrical Training

Wisdom & Associates, Inc.   (Kenai)
Energy Efficient Retrofits of Existing Buildings (Module 9) - AHFC Sponsored
Lighting Retrofit Fundamentals
Lighting Retrofit Fundamentals - AHFC Sponsored
Residential Lighting & Efficiency