Electromechanical Engineering Technologists


Overview

Electromechanical Engineering Technologists

Introduction

Electromechanical engineering technologists (EETs) assist electromechanical engineers in research, design, and development of computer-controlled electromechanical systems and equipment. Also known as mechatronics systems (or engineering) technologists, they use the principles of computer, electrical, and mechanical engineering, along with systems integration and technical project management skills. They analyze and test electromechanical machine and equipment designs, schedule work flow, and create budgets for pro...

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Median Salary

$57,790

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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

Electromechanical technicians (a career category that includes EETs) earned median annual salaries of $57,790 in May 2018, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. Salaries ranged from $37,090 to $88,860. Those who worked for architectural, engineering, and related services earned about $60,820 per year, while those employed in scientific research and development services earned $72,920 annua...

Work Environment

Electromechanical engineering technologists work indoors in offices, research laboratories, or manufacturing plants. They may occasionally work outdoors to test various products. Most work full time and the work week is generally 40 hours per week; they may work evenings and weekends on occasion when project deadlines are approaching. The work may be hazardous at times, with risks from working ...

Outlook

Little or no change in employment is expected for electromechanical technicians (a career category that includes EETs) from 2018 to 2028. This prediction is attributed to the decline in manufacturing industries in the United States, where many technologists are employed. However, technologists who work in the computer systems design service sector will continue to have employment opportunities ...

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