Electrical Line Technicians

Starting Salary

NC Triangle area

Median Salary

NC Triangle area
% High school diploma or equivalent
% Some college, no degree

Job Outlook

North Carolina

Annual Job Openings

North Carolina
Electrical line technicians keep power flowing to the homes and businesses across the country. They install or repair electrical power systems and telecommunications cables, including fiber optics. They may erect poles and light or heavy duty transmission towers. Technicians adhere to safety practices and procedures, such as checking equipment regularly and erecting barriers around work areas.

Being tasked with such an awesome responsibility requires a special set of traits such as being comfortable with heights and enjoying physically demanding work.

To become proficient, most electrical line technicians require technical instruction and long-term on-the-job training.