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Control and Valve Installers and Repairers

Install and repair devices that regulate and control processes in buildings.

Quick Facts

Wages:

Above the statewide median
$36.59 / hour    Read more about wages

Outlook:

Shrinking
Growth rate:  2.3%    Read more about outlook

Education:

High School or less is typically required.

On the Job:

Typical Work Tasks
  • Lubricate equipment to allow proper functioning.
  • Rebuild parts or components.
  • Repair electrical circuits or wiring.
  • Repair electrical components.
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Job Title Examples:

Electric Meter Technician

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Wages & Outlook

 

Typical Wages

Wages listed below are for a variety of experience and education levels. Make sure that you research the typical entry-level education and work experience and training requirements for this occupation.

This career: $36.59
Statewide median: $24.25

 

This career pays above the statewide median wage.


Wages for Control and Valve Installers and Repairers *

Area Low Median High
U S
$24.20 $32.29 $44.68
Minnesota
$28.70 $36.59 $45.81
Central Minnesota
$26.69 $32.60 $45.07
Northeast Minnesota
$31.70 $35.65 $41.39
Northwest Minnesota
$31.88 $40.99 $46.72
Southeast Minnesota
$28.57 $36.99 $46.14
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN
$28.86 $36.82 $45.84

* "Low" indicates 25% of workers earn less and 75% earn more.
"Median" indicates 50% of workers earn less and 50% earn more.
"High" indicates 75% of workers earn less and 25% earn more.

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Employment

In Minnesota, there are 650 workers employed in this very small career.

Where do Control and Valve Installers and Repairers most often work?

 

Current Demand

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This career is currently in low demand.

 

Future Demand

This career is shrinking.

There will be a need for about 596 new Control and Valve Installers and Repairers to meet market demand between 2020-2030. This includes the demand due to replacement (workers leaving the occupation or retiring) as well as growth.

 

Employment Outlook for Control and Valve Installers and Repairers
Area Employment Employment Change
2020 2030 Number Percent
U S 50,800 51,900 1,100 2.3%
Minnesota 797 770 -27 -3.4%
Central Minnesota 166 153 -13 -7.8%
Northeast Minnesota 98 90 -8 -8.2%
Northwest Minnesota 58 56 -2 -3.4%
Southeast Minnesota 64 67 3 4.7%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 440 420 -20 -4.5%



On the Job

 

Control and Valve Installers and Repairers install, repair, and maintain devices that regulate processes in buildings. This includes things such as electric meters, gas regulators, thermostats, and safety valves.

 

Typical Work Tasks

People who work in this career often:


Typical Working Conditions

 

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Education & Credentials

 

Educational Requirements

High School or less

 

Education level attained (national data)

Education Level Attained (national data)
Education Level AttainedPercentage of workers in this occupation
Less than high school diploma5.5
High school diploma or equivalent41.5
Some college, no degree34.9
Associate degree11.7
Bachelors degree5.4
Masters degree0.8
Doctoral (Ph.D) or professional degree0

 

Work Experience and Training Requirements

Nationally, this career typically requires:

  • No related work experience for entry.
  • Moderate-term on-the-job training to become competent.

 

Current Training Opportunities


Related Programs

 

Related Short-Term Training (Courses)

 

Majors

Click on any of the Majors listed below to find out more about preparing for this career.

 

Transfer Options

 

Apprenticeship

A registered apprenticeship is a structured way of learning a skilled occupation, craft, or trade. It combines on-the-job training and classroom instruction.

View the recent 7 apprenticeship(s) for this occupation.


 

Licenses

Licenses are knowledge and skill credentials that are legally required in some careers.

This occupation requires a license.

Wells and Borings: Pump Installer License

 

Helpful High School Courses

Examples of helpful classes that help you prepare for this career:

  • Accounting
  • Algebra I and II
  • Blueprint Reading
  • Business Computer Applications
  • CAD Design
  • Drafting
  • Electronics
  • Geometry
  • Physics
  • Technical Writing
  • Trigonometry
  • Woodworking

In Minnesota, your school may have developed a Program of Study in this career area. A Program of Study is an academic and career plan developed by your high school to help move you towards a career and college path. A Program of Study can help you:

  • Select high school classes that prepare you for college and getting a job
  • Understand how the classes you're taking in high school lead to a career
  • Identify extra-curricular activities that are related to your career interest
  • See what classes at your school offer early college credit that will save you time and money towards your college expenses
  • Graduate from high school prepared for your next step toward the career you choose

 

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Skills & Knowledge

 

Most Important Skills for Control and Valve Installers and Repairers


 

Most Important Knowledge Areas for Control and Valve Installers and Repairers



Interests


Different careers may be a good fit for your personality or interests. This career is:

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Describe Your Skills


People who have worked in this career typically perform the following tasks. These statements can help a prospective employer understand what you can do, on a resume or during an interview.

  • Repairing and maintaining mechanical equipment.
  • Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials to find or fix problems.
  • Communicating with supervisors, co-workers, or people that work under you.
  • Monitoring information from a variety of sources to find problems.
  • Collecting information from different sources.
  • Making decisions or solving problems.
  • Evaluating information to determine compliance with standards.
  • Keeping up-to-date with new knowledge.

 

Careers that Use Similar Skills


The following careers use skills, knowledge, and abilities that are similar to those used for Control and Valve Installers and Repairers.

 

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Job Title Examples


Electric Meter Technician 

 

Where Do Control and Valve Installers and Repairers Work?


Control and Valve Installers and Repairers often work in the following industries.

 

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