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March 2017

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March, 2017 l Working World l 7 to do more. Electricians in manufacturing and power generation and transmission typically have higher wages than those in construction. Almost all electricians work full time, which may include evenings and weekends. However, work schedules may vary during times of inclement weather. During scheduled maintenance, or on construction sites, electricians can expect to work overtime. About 1 in 10 electricians were self- employed in 2014. Self-employed electricians often work in residential construction and may have the ability to set their own schedule. JOB OUTLOOK Percent change in employment, projected 2014-24: • Electricians: 14% • Construction trades workers: 10% • Total, all occupations: 7% Employment of electricians is projected to grow 14 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations. As homes and businesses require more wiring, electricians will be needed to install the necessary components. Overall growth of the construction industry and the need to maintain older equipment in manufacturing plants also will require more electricians. Alternative power generation, such as solar and wind, is an emerging field that should require more electricians for installation. Increasingly, electricians will be needed to link these alternative power sources to homes and power grids over the coming decade. With greater efficiency and reliability of newer manufacturing plants, demand for electricians in manufacturing should increase as more electricians are needed to install and maintain systems. However, this increase in demand will be partially offset by the closing of older facilities. JOB PROSPECTS The job prospects for electricians should be very good as many employers report difficulty finding qualified applicants. In addition to job growth, there also are a large number of electricians approaching retirement age, which should produce more job openings in the coming decade. Employment of electricians fluctuates with the overall economy. On the one hand, there is greater demand for electricians during peak periods of construction building and maintenance. On the other hand, workers may experience periods of unemployment when the overall level of construction and maintenance falls. Electricians in factories tend to have the most stable employment. Electricians who can perform many different tasks, such as electronic systems repair, solar photovoltaic installation, and industrial component wiring should have the best job opportunities. FINANCIAL AID & SCHOLARSHIPS available to those who qualify. Just like the real world. Our BSN program is challenging and rewarding. ADVANCED SIMULATION CENTERS OVER 300 CLINICAL PARTNERS NATION-WIDE WCU graduates receive ongoing. CE discounts through our partner. company, Contemporary Forums. Learn more now—800-251-1894 To be successful in the rewarding yet challenging career of nursing, you'll need to hit the ground running. West Coast University is committed to preparing skilled and well-educated graduates who are ready to enter the work force. 1 Practice Experience is required in order to graduate from the RN to BSN, RN to MSN and MSN degree programs. The WCU RN to BSN, RN to MSN and MSN degree programs are not available to residents in all states. 2 Program requirements include 6 onsite intensives, and 650 precepted hours in order to graduate. Travel costs are not included in tuition and fees. To practice in California, graduates must obtain national certification and seek BRN approval through "Method Two". For more information about Certification application requirements, please visit the California Board of Registered Nursing at: gov/pdfs/applicants/np-app.pdf. 3 The WCU online nursing and MHA degree programs are offered through the Orange County, CA campus and may not be available to residents in all states. For graduation rates, median debt of graduates completing these programs and other important information, visit On Campus Programs: Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) to BSN Online Programs: Registered Nurse to BSN 1 Registered Nurse to MSN 1 Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) 1 -multiple tracks available MSN - Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) 2 Post-Master's FNP 2 Master of Health Administration 3 Programs vary by campus BE A CERTIFIED BANKRUPTCY or IMMIGRATION PARALEGAL only $395 Jobs Pay Up to $30 hr 94% Placement Rate Private Classes Also Available Certificate & Resume 626-918-3599 Get your Business NOTICED CONTACT: Bill Rittwage 818-291-1111 Lisa Neely 818-660-5828 ADVERTISE HERE

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