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Two-Year Electrical Technology

Employers Job Posting

The Electrical Program at Pitt State has been training and graduating electrician's for over 55 years. We have 50 electricians in training every semester with well over a thousand alumni around the country in all segments of the electrical industry. If you are an employer with a job vacancy and would like us to post it for graduating students, summer internship's, or for past graduates who are seeking positions please email the information to Jeff Brooks.

Career Opportunities

The outlook for careers in the electrical field is very good and has been for a number of years. The average electrician is in their late 50's and has or will soon be retiring. The lack of skilled electrical workers to replace them has caused a severe shortage in the marketplace.

Potential Employment Job Titles

  • Residential, Commercial or Industrial Electrician
  • Maintenance Electrician
  • Electrical/Electronic Technician
  • Utility Lineman
  • Electrical Designer (Engineering)

Typical Starting Salaries

A typical starting salary can be between $8.00 to $27.00 per hour depending on which area the student enters (residential, commercial, industrial) their level of job experience, and the area of the country where they work.

Average starting salary for the immediate area is $12.00-15.00 per hour. Salaries are significantly higher in the larger metropolitan areas like Kansas City, Wichita and Tulsa.

Companies Recently Hiring

• Leggett & Platt
• Masonite (Premdor) Industries
• Empire District Electric Utilitiy
• Western Resources Utility (Westar)
• Barton County Electric Utility
• Heartland Rural Electric Cooperative
• Kansas City Power & Light (KCP&L)
• Tamko Industries
• Via Christi Medical Center
• BNSF Railroad
• Modine Manufacturing
• Benchmark Engineering Group
• Interstate Electric (Local)
• Interstates Electric & Engineering 
   (National & International)
• Target Stores Distribution Center's
• JC Pennys Distribution Center
• American Eagle Outfitters Distribution
• Pittsburg State University Building
• Fort Scott Community College 
  Building Maintenance
• Comfort Contractors
• Liebert Brothers Electric
• Zimmerman Electric
• Touchton Electric
• Seward Electric Inc
• BEI - (Bill's Electric Inc)

• Atkinson Industries
• Gold Mechanical
• Nubury Electric
• Numerous USD School District Building
  Maintenance Departments
• EPOC / Division of Tamko
• All Sections of the US Armed Forces (Electrical
   Logistics Operations)
• Parsons Group (National Federal Defense &
   Aerospace Contractor)
• Monarch Cement
• Master Electric (Northwest Arkansas)
• Wachter Electric Group (Kansas City Area)
• PepsiCola
• CDL Electric
• Oilfield Construction & Maintenance Services
• Ward/Kraft
• SKCE (South Kansas City Electric)
• 3M Manufacturing
• La-Z-Boy Midwest
• Smith & Chambers
• Vinylplex
• Modine Manufacturing
• Doane Pet Care Product Manufacturing
• PostRock Midcontinent
• Washington Electronics
• Controls & Electric Motors
• Donco Electric
• Tradesman International
• Colburn Electric
• Ash Grove Cement