Electronics Engineering Technicians


Overview

Electronics Engineering Technicians

Introduction

Electronics engineering technicians work with electronics engineers to design, develop, and manufacture industrial and consumer electronic equipment, including sonar, radar, and navigational equipment, as well as computers, printers, radios, televisions, digital video disc players, and MP3 players. They fabricate, operate, test, troubleshoot, repair, and maintain equipment. Those involved in the development of new electronic equipment help to make changes or modifications in circuitry or other design elements.

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Median Salary

$64,330

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Employment Prospects

Fair

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Minimum Education Level

High School Diploma


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Experience

Experience working with electronics highly recommended


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Skills

Math


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Personality Traits

Hands On

Earnings

Median annual earnings for electrical and electronics engineering technicians were $64,330 in May 2018, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. Salaries ranged from less than $38,110 for the lowest paid 10 percent to more than $95,140 for the highest paid 10 percent.

Electronics engineering technicians generally receive premium pay for overtime work on Sundays and holidays and for eve...

Work Environment

Because electronic equipment usually must be manufactured in a dust-free, climate-controlled environment, electronics engineering technicians can expect to work in modern, comfortable, well-lighted surroundings. Many electronics plants have been built in industrial parks with ample parking and little traffic congestion. Technicians who work with cable, Master Antenna Television, satellites, and...

Outlook

Little or no change in employment is expected for electrical and electronics engineering technicians through 2028, according to the Occupational Outlook Handbook. Foreign competition and increasing automation will reduce new opportunities for these technicians.

One area of growth is computer systems design and related services. Multimedia and interactive products are expanding r...

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