Able to perform strenuous physical duties, electrical lineworkers work outdoors building overhead power lines and/or laying underground cable. Tool use, care, and safety awareness are extremely important.
According to CAREERwise Education, Minnesota's career, education and job resource, employment for electrical power-line installers and repairers is expected to grow 15.2 percent in Minnesota by the year 2020. CAREERwise: "There will be a need for about 1,350 new Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers to meet market demand between 2010-2020. This includes the demand due to replacement (workers leaving the occupation or retiring) as well as growth."