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)

  Employment Average annual openings
  2016 estimate2026 projectionPercent change Labor force exitsOccupation transfersTotal
Alaska 140143 2.15 1116
United States 72,30082,600 14.42,500 5,8009,340

Job outlook

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

2019 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 24.1414.9918.09 23.5429.2735.54
Alaska 32.7517.8523.81 33.8041.4347.14
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 31.6517.4322.60 32.5739.4946.65

Labor Force Indicators

2016 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
16551 30.936.8 28.8
2016 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation23
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation7
UI claimants previously working in occupation12
2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 57
Number of job position postings 30
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 1.9

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

Construction Technology

ABC of Alaska   (Anchorage)
Electrical Hazards
Electrician Apprenticeship

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
NCCER Core Curriculum

AVTEC   (Seward)
Industrial Electricity Certificate

Ilisagvik College   (Barrow)
Electrical I Endorsement

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

University of Alaska Anchorage   (Anchorage)
Electrical OEC

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