Installation, Maintenance and Repair Occupations

Employment of installation, maintenance, and repair occupations is projected to grow 7 percent from 2016 to 2026, about as fast as the average for all occupations, which will result in about 388,200 new jobs.

The median annual wage for installation maintenance, and repair occupations was $44,520 in May 2017, which was higher than the median annual wage for all occupations of $37,690.

These jobs usually require a high school degree or equivalent and some formal training.

Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers
What do they do? - Install or repair cables or wires used in electrical power or distribution systems. May erect poles and light or heavy duty transmission towers.

How do I get started? - Visit Workforce West Virginia to find an office near you, or check out the Community & Technical College System.
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics
What do they do? - Automotive service technicians and mechanics, often called service technicians or service techs, inspect, maintain, and repair cars and light trucks.

How do I get started? - Visit Workforce West Virginia to find an office near you, or check out the Community & Technical College System.
HVAC Installation and Repair
What do they do? - An HVAC technician installs, maintains, and repairs heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration systems. HVAC is an abbreviation for "heating, ventilation, and air conditioning."

How do I get started? - Visit Workforce West Virginia to find an office near you, check out the Community & Technical College System, or get started with Career Tech Centers near you.