Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technologists and Technicians

General Information

Description

Apply electrical and electronic theory and related knowledge, usually under the direction of engineering staff, to design, build, repair, adjust, and modify electrical components, circuitry, controls, and machinery for subsequent evaluation and use by engineering staff in making engineering design decisions.

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Business Breakdown

People in this career work in these sectors.

  1. Private, for profit71.14%
  2. Federal government15.60%
  3. State and local government6.64%
  4. Self-employed4.06%
  5. Private, not for profit2.21%

Job Outlook

Employment of electrical and electronic engineering technologists and technicians is projected to grow 2 percent from 2020 to 2030, slower than the average for all occupations. Despite limited employment growth, about 11,000 openings for electrical and electronic engineering technologists and technicians are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Most of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.

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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$67,550

Military salary*

$51,340

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State-by-state Salary

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Education

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