2012 Third Qtr-ECET-Program Trends

2012 Third Qtr-ECET-Program Trends








Western Technical College

400 Seventh Street
La Crosse, Wisconsin 54601
608.785.9200

Occupation Report for ECET Program
August 28, 2012
2012 Third Quarter Data for 2013-2017 Projections
Western Technical College District

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Region Info
Name: Western Technical College District
Description: Western district counties
County Areas: Buffalo, Wisconsin (55011), Crawford, Wisconsin (55023), Jackson, Wisconsin (55053), Juneau,
Wisconsin (55057), La Crosse, Wisconsin (55063), Monroe, Wisconsin (55081), Trempealeau, Wisconsin
(55121), Vernon, Wisconsin (55123)

Selected Occupations

Occupation
Computer Hardware Engineers (SOC 17-2061)
Electronics Engineers, Except Computer (SOC 17-2072)
Electrical and Electronics Drafters (SOC 17-3012)
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians (SOC
17-3023)
Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers,
Except Line Installers (SOC 49-2022)
Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse,
Substation, and Relay (SOC 49-2095)
Power Plant Operators (SOC 51-8013)

Education Level
Bachelor's degree
Bachelor's degree
Postsecondary vocational award
Associate's degree
Postsecondary vocational award
Postsecondary vocational award
Long-term on-the-job training

Executive Summary
Basic Information
2013 Occupational Jobs
2017 Occupational Jobs
Total Change
Total % Change
Openings
2012 Median Hourly Earnings

588
603
15
2.21%
75
$23.78

Occupational Change Summary

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2013
Jobs

Region
Regional Total
State Total
National Total

588
10,410
635,686

2017
Change
Jobs
603
10,375
637,074

15
-35
1,388

%
Change
3%
0%
0%

2012
Median
Hourly
Earnings
$23.78
$27.64
$32.51

Openin
gs
75
1,311
78,284

Source: EMSI Complete Employment - 2012.2

Top Industries for Selected Occupations

NAICS
Code
221122
517110
334419
333415
551114
901199

Name
Electric Power Distribution
Wired Telecommunications Carriers
Other Electronic Component Manufacturing
Air-Conditioning and Warm Air Heating Equipment
and Commercial and Industrial Refrigeration
Equipment Manufacturing
Corporate, Subsidiary, and Regional Managing
Offices
Federal Government, Civilian, Excluding Postal

2013
Jobs
93
51
30

2017
Jobs
117
48
30

24
-3
0

%
Change
26%
-6%
0%

28

24

-4

-14%

28

26

-2

-7%

26

26

0

0%

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NAICS
Code
903999

2013
Jobs

Service
Local Government, Excluding Education and
Hospitals

2017
Jobs

Change

%
Change

26

Name

26

0

0%

Source: EMSI Complete Employment - 2012.2

Occupational Breakdown

SOC
Code
17-2061
17-2072
17-3012
17-3023
49-2022
49-2095
51-8013

Description
Computer Hardware Engineers
Electronics Engineers, Except Computer
Electrical and Electronics Drafters
Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Technicians
Telecommunications Equipment Installers
and Repairers, Except Line Installers
Electrical and Electronics Repairers,
Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay
Power Plant Operators
Total

2013
Jobs
23
96
12

2017 Opening
Jobs
s
24
4
94
11
12
2

2012 Median Hourly
Earnings
$35.78
$29.02
$18.57

248

244

20

$22.01

117

119

12

$20.32

47

56

12

$21.39

46

53

14

$29.31

588

603

75

$23.78

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Source: EMSI Complete Employment - 2012.2

Data Sources and Calculations

Industry Data
In order to capture a complete picture of industry employment, EMSI basically combines covered employment
data from Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW) produced by the Department of Labor with total
employment data in Regional Economic Information System (REIS) published by the Bureau of Economic
Analysis (BEA), augmented with County Business Patterns (CBP) and Nonemployer Statistics (NES) published
by the U.S. Census Bureau. Projections are based on the latest available EMSI industry data, 15-year past local
trends in each industry, growth rates in statewide and (where available) sub-state area industry projections
published by individual state agencies, and (in part) growth rates in national projections from the Bureau of Labor
Statistics.

Occupation Data
Organizing regional employment information by occupation provides a workforce-oriented view of the regional
economy. EMSI's occupation data are based on EMSI's industry data and regional staffing patterns taken from
the Occupational Employment Statistics program (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics). Wage information is partially
derived from the American Community Survey. The occupation-to-program (SOC-to-CIP) crosswalk is based on
one from the U.S. Department of Education, with customizations by EMSI.

State Data Sources
This report uses state data from the following agencies: Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development,
Bureau of Workforce Information.

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