Electricians


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Occupation is in demand for the following regions: Central, West Central, East Central, North Central, Northeast, Northern Stateline, Northwest, Southeast, Southern, Southwest, Statewide
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Electricians

Electricians - Employment & Outlook

The table below provides information about the number of workers in this occupation in various regions. It also provides information about the expected growth rate and future job openings.

Employment

Over half of all electricians work in the construction industry. Because the need for electrical services is widespread, jobs for electricians are found in all parts of the country and almost all industries.

Major employers:

  • Electrical contractors
  • Temporary worker agencies
  • Automobile manufacturers

Outlook

Demand for this occupation will be strong. Electricians will be needed to install alternative energy sources such as wind and solar in homes and businesses. The increase of electronics in homes and offices also contributes to growth. 

Employment of electricians is sensitive to the state of the economy. Both construction electricians and motor vehicle electricians are affected by downturns in the economy. When construction and car buying decrease, these workers may work fewer hours or be laid off.

Many job openings will occur each year as current electricians retire or leave this occupation for other reasons.

Electricians (CIS 100066)

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Illinois
21,412
Very large
&
7.4%
5.8%
>>>>
2,580
Very High
  Champaign Area
442
Very large
&
11.8%
7.0%
>>>>
56
Very High
  Charleston-Effingham-Centralia Area
473
Very large
&
10.4%
5.0%
>>>>
59
Very High
  Cook County
7,637
Very large
&
6.9%
5.6%
>>>>
915
Very High
  Decatur Area
263
Very large
&
6.5%
7.0%
>>>>
32
Very High
  DeKalb-Elgin-Aurora Area
1,337
Very large
&
9.3%
9.7%
>>>>
165
Very High
  Du Page County
2,715
Very large
&
5.2%
5.4%
>>>>
318
Very High
  Edwardsville Area
518
Very large
&
5.2%
5.1%
>>>>
61
Very High
  Jacksonville-Carlinville-Litchfield Area
157
Very large
&
12.1%
7.0%
>>>>
20
High
  Kankakee-Morris-Pontiac Area
293
Very large
&
-2.0%
5.2%
>>>>
31
Very High
  Lake County
1,152
Very large
&
12.7%
8.6%
>>>>
149
Very High
  McHenry County
640
Very large
&
20.6%
6.8%
>>>>
90
Very High
  Mt Vernon-Marion-Carbondale Area
332
Very large
&
5.1%
6.8%
>>>>
39
Very High
  Northwest Illinois Area
472
Very large
&
4.9%
3.6%
>>>>
55
Very High
  Peoria-Bloomington Area
997
Very large
&
4.2%
7.3%
>>>>
116
Very High
  Quincy-Macomb-Galesburg Area
275
Very large
&
5.5%
4.3%
>>>>
33
Very High
  Rock Island-Moline Area
366
Very large
&
-1.1%
5.7%
>>>>
40
Very High
  Rockford Area
775
Very large
&
12.9%
7.6%
>>>>
100
Very High
  Shawnee National Forest Area
189
Very large
&
-3.7%
2.4%
>>>>
19
Very High
  Springfield Area
405
Very large
&
6.4%
4.7%
>>>>
49
Very High
  St Louis-Belleville Area
575
Very large
&
11.5%
6.4%
>>>>
73
Very High
  Vermilion County
87
Large
&
-2.3%
4.9%
>>>>
9
High
  Will County
1,310
Very large
&
11.1%
9.1%
>>>>
165
Very High
United States
739,200
Very large
&
8.4%
3.7%
>>>>
82,200
Very High
Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security.