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Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians

Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians
Quick Facts : Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians*
2010 Median Pay$56,040
Entry Level EducationAssociate's degree
Work Experience in Related OccupationNone
Number of Jobs, 2012151,100
Job Outlook2% (Little or no change)
Employment Change2,900


Electrical and electronic engineering technicians help engineers design and develop computers, communications equipment, medical monitoring devices, navigational equipment, and other electrical and electronic equipment. They often work in product evaluation and testing, using measuring and diagnostic devices to adjust, test, and repair equipment.

What Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians Do

  • Build, calibrate, and repair electrical instruments or testing equipment
  • Visit construction sites to observe conditions affecting design
  • Install and maintain electrical control systems and equipment
  • Analyze test information to resolve design-related problems
  • Modify electrical prototypes, parts, and assemblies to correct problems

Work Environment

Electrical and electronic engineering technicians work closely with electrical engineers. They work primarily in manufacturing settings, research and development laboratories, and utilities.
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Job Outlook

Employment of electrical and electronic engineering technicians is expected to see little or no change with a growth of 2 percent from 2010 to 2020.
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Pay

The average salary of electrical and electronic engineering technicians was $56,040 in May 2010.
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Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians*
Average Annual Salary, May 2010

Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians

56040

Architecture and Engineering Occupations

71525.1724

All Jobs in the U.S.

52312.5223
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians*
Percent Change in Employment

Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians

1.91926

Architecture and Engineering Occupations

13.188106742398492

All Jobs in the U.S.

15.767561808929724

Becoming a Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians

Programs for electrical and electronic engineering technicians usually lead to an associate's degree in electrical or electronic engineering technology. Vocational?technical schools include postsecondary institutions that serve local students and emphasize training needed by local employers.
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