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MCC Multicraft Program

Multi-craft Industrial Technology Job Outlook

MCC Campus(es): Business & Technology
Program Coordinator: Lou Tobin, 816.604.5217

Job Preparation:
Student Employment Services
Career Central - job bank

Base salary and job outlook

  • Median wages (national): $22,65/hourly; $47,110/annually
  • Median wages (Missouri): $24.21/hourly; $50,400/annually
  • Projected job growth (national - 2006-2016): Average (7% to 13% increase)
  • Projected employee need (national - 2006-2016): 33,000 additional employees

Personal characteristics

  • Attention to Detail: Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.
  • Dependability: Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.
  • Initiative: Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges.
  • Self Control: Job requires maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations.
  • Stress Tolerance: Job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high stress situations.
  • Integrity: Job requires being honest and ethical.
  • Analytical Thinking: Job requires the ability to use logic to address issues, problems and troubleshoot control circuitry.
  • Independence:ability to direct and complete one's work with little or no supervision

Sample of reported job titles

  • Industrial Electrician
  • Electrician
  • Instrument and Electrical Technician
  • Control or Plant Technician
  • Electrical Repairman
  • Electronic Mechanic

Work Locations

  • Manufacturing plants
  • Power Plants and satellite facilities
  • Hospitals and other large public or private facilities
  • Service companies that install and maintain equipment
  • Chemical and research facilities
  • Electrical construction

Additional career information