Electrical Engineering Technologists


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Electrical Engineering Technologists

Introduction

Electrical engineering technologists help electrical engineers design and develop electrical power and distribution systems and instrumentation. They create layouts of electrical distribution or transmission systems. They also oversee the work flow, ensuring work is done according to regulations and that deadlines are met. Technologists perform tests on electrical equipment and systems, record data, and prepare project schedules and budgets. They work closely with electrical engineers and other technologists on such things as comput...

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Median Salary

$63,461

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Employment Prospects

Fair

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Minimum Education Level

Associate's Degree


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Experience

One to two years experience


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Skills

Computer


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Personality Traits

Conventional

Earnings

The median annual salary for electrical engineering technologists was $63,461 in 2019, according to PayScale.com. Salaries ranged from $43,000 to $111,000 or more.

Electrical and electronics engineering technicians earned a median salary of $64,330 in May 2018. The lowest 10 percent earned $38,110 or less, and the top 10 percent earned $95,140 or more. Salaries for electronics engineerin...

Work Environment

Many electrical engineering technologists work 40 hours per week. They may work evening or daytime shifts. They work closely with electrical engineers in offices, laboratories, and manufacturing facilities. Longer hours are required when production deadlines must be met. Electrical engineering technologists follow safety precautions if certain electrical equipment or materials that they work wi...

Outlook

Little or no change in employment is expected for electrical and electronics engineering technicians through 2028, according to the Occupational Outlook Handbook. Electrical engineering technologists who work in manufacturing will see a decline in employment that corresponds to the decline in manufacturing in the United States and increased competition from foreign countries. Growth is...

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